Recreation Programs

The Parks and Recreation department is pleased to announce it will be hosting a number of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education programs over 2018. The County's overall goal is to provide residents and the public with opportunities to be active and form a connection to nature, to increase their overall health and quality of life. There will be programs available for families, youth and adults to attend.

The following information is brief descriptions of some of the programs that will be offered in 2018. All programs will require pre-registration.

Upcoming Programs

Snowshoe FUNdamentals Program
This program will introduce participants to the wonderful activity of snowshoeing.  Participants will learn about snowshoe equipment, the history of snowshoeing, basic snowshoe maneuvers, how to recognize hazards, and have the opportunity to meet new people.

The County is offering a Snowshoe FUNdamentals for Families Program on Saturday, January 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Snowshoe FUNdamentals for 16 and up Program on Saturday, February 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. See the Snowshoe FUNdamentals page for further details and to register.

Future Programs

Outdoor Safety FUNdamentals 
Be prepared for the backcountry - includes AdventureSmart and BearSmart presentations where participants will learn about various outdoor safety practices including trip planning, travel and packing tips and how to minimize negative encounters with wildlife.

Nordic Pole Walking
This introductory to Nordic Pole Walking is a low impact but great total body workout. Take your outdoor walks to a new level and prepare for an urban or backcountry hike. All skill and fitness levels welcome.

Greenthumb Fundamentals
Have you always wanted to learn how to garden, but don't know where to start?  Or perhaps you're looking for a tune-up on your technique? If so, these workshops are for you!  Stay tuned for more details. 

Exploring My Sense of Nature
Kids participating in this program will be encouraged to explore nature by tapping into their five senses (Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hear) while participating in a variety of activities.  Participants will be encouraged to ‘tune out’ of distractions and focus inward in order to connect with the nature around them. 

Camping FUNdamentals
Discover the joy of camping and connect with nature in the introduction to camping program.  Participants will learn the basics - how to select a campsite, set up a tent, build and cook over a fire.

For more information on the County's Recreation Programs, contact the Recreation Program Coordinator at 780-532-9727 or parksandrecreation@countygp.ab.ca.