Willmore Wilderness Park
Willmore Wilderness Park is located directly north of Jasper National Park, and its western boundary follows the Great Continental Divide. The is area is an untouched alpine frontier. The park is 4,597 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, which has traditionally been hunted, trapped and accessed by horseback.
Willmore Wilderness Foundation Philosophy
Understanding our past is critical to building our future. We share a unique way of life with the world, disseminating stories and information about a mountain culture, traditions, history, flora and fauna of Willmore Wilderness Park and surrounding areas.
Getting the Story Out
As the years passed and changes came to the eastern slopes of the Rockies, there was very little written material on Willmore Wilderness Park and region. It became apparent that there were few opportunities for the mountain people to share their stories, traditions, and culture; and there was very limited knowledge in the public domain of the tremendous history in the region.
In 2002 a group of interested people decided to form the Willmore Wilderness Foundation. Their primary objective was to clear historic packtrails in the Park. Other objectives included preparing publications and providing educational programming.
The Willmore Wilderness started offering programs and services to teach the traditions of the Rockies to those who wanted to learn. The organization provides educational programs and services, offers community and youth development programs, as well as health and wellness programs which focus on the culture and traditions of the Rockies. The Foundation also promotes tourism, as well as restoring historical pack trails and sites that enhances the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.
The Willmore Wilderness Foundation creates multimedia programs, films and social media content to share their unique culture, history and story with the world.