Willmore Wilderness Foundation

Willmore Wilderness Preservation & Historical Foundation is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Societies Act in 2002. The Foundation became a Registered Charitable Organization in 2003.

The Foundation preserves the history of the area; focuses on the advancement of education of the park; restores historical pack trails and sites; promotes tourism and economic development, and enhances the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

Willmore Wilderness Park has a unique horseback culture, traditions and history that date back to the Canadian Fur Trade. Travelling the old pack trails allows one to be independent and free to stop and make their home in a camp; free to experience the sounds and beauty of the earth. The mountains give many the feeling of being at one with nature.

Willmore Wilderness Park offers wide-open spaces, and when accessed with horses or by hiking can nurture a man’s spirit, leaving one with a feeling of connecting to the earth.

Get high on life in Willmore Wilderness Park.


March 2, 2018

This photo was taken by Caroline Hinman in August 1915, when she photographed her friend Mary Jobe standing in front of an wickiup. This story was published in Women of Willmore Wilderness. (v282-pg 70.1 Photo courtesy of Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies).

In 1915 Caroline Hinman’s packtrip ran into an unknown wikiup on the Muddy Water River. It was later realized that it was Asa Hunting and Mildred Shaw’s 1913-1914 winter camp. In July of 1913 information had been laid before the ... See more