Goals of the Foundation

The Foundation promotes the roles of both women and men in the Rockies.

Regional Benefits

The Foundation benefits the community through bringing the trails to life.

Stories about the Mountain History

The Foundation publishes books and produces award winning films.

The Foundation has a focus in keeping the traditional skills and culture alive.

The Foundation provides seminars on traditional activities in the Willmore Wilderness Park.

Keeping The Traditions Alive

The Foundation increases awareness of the traditions of the Rockies.

The Foundation provides workshops about Willmore Wilderness Park,

The Foundation finds and restores traditional packtrails.

Unique Culture & History

The Foundation has annual fundraisers and a yearly newsletter.

The Foundation preserves historical information: stories, pictures, and HD video.

The Foundation owns and operates the company People & Peaks Productions Ltd.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Willmore Wilderness Foundation is to preserve the history, traditions, culture, and trail network of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

Goals of the Foundation:

  • The Foundation benefits the community through bringing to life the trails, the stories, pictures, and the creation of a forum for the advancement of education regarding Willmore Wilderness Park.

  • The Foundation promotes the roles of both women and men in Alberta’s eastern slopes, as ladies historically worked alongside men as trail hands, packers, guides, and trappers.

  • The Foundation has a strong focus to keep alive the traditional skills, which were used to survive in the mountains. Education programs have a special focus on teaching the youth—and the young at heart—old knowledge, culture and the mountain way of life.

  • The Foundation provides workshops and seminars on traditional activities in the Willmore Wilderness Park, such as improving horsemanship skills, edible and medicinal plants, humane trapping, etc.

  • The Foundation creates a written history of the area through the publication of books and pamphlets.

  • The Foundation provides workshops and seminars about Willmore Wilderness Park to increase public awareness of the unique traditions and culture of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

  • The Foundation finds and restores traditional pack trails in the Park that were used by aboriginal people, trappers, guides, and outfitters.

  • The Foundation creates mapping of the traditional pack trails in Willmore Wilderness Park.

  • The Foundation finds, preserves, and records through GPS the location of historical buildings, graves, campsites, and other historical sites.

  • The Foundation preserves historical information: stories, pictures, photographs, and other relevant information.

  • The Foundation has annual fundraisers and a yearly newsletter.

  • People & Peaks Productions is a company owned and operated by the Willmore Wilderness Foundation. The production company creates documentaries that focus on traditional knowledge and landscapes of Alberta’s eastern slopes. Powerful stories are set in the outstanding scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

  • Alberta Rockies Adventures is a program that is spearheaded by the Willmore Wilderness Foundation that represents the traditional back-country lodges, bed ‘n breakfasts and outfitters that work in and around Willmore Wilderness Park.

  • The Foundation promotes tourism and economic development, and enhances the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

Alberta Rockies Adventures

Alberta Rockies Adventures is a program that is spearheaded by the Willmore Wilderness Foundation that represents the traditional back-country lodges, bed ‘n breakfasts and outfitters that work in and around Willmore Wilderness Park.

People & Peaks Productions

People & Peaks Productions Ltd is a company owned and operated by the Willmore Wilderness Foundation. The production company creates documentaries that focus on traditional knowledge and landscapes of Alberta’s eastern slopes. Powerful stories are set in the outstanding scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.