Vision

Canadian Rocky Mountain way of life shared and appreciated.

Building stronger self-esteem, families, community and beyond in the Canadian Rockies.

Mountain History

The way of life of the mountain people is worth preserving.

Keeping traditional skills and culture alive.

Traditions of the Rockies

Preserving traditional knowledge and historical stories.

A unique mountain culture & history

Historical Research

Preserving historical information and stories.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Willmore Wilderness Foundation is to focus on research that preserves the history of opening of Canada; to provide educational programs and services; to provide health and wellness programs which focus on the culture and traditions of the Rockies; to restore historical pack trails and sites; to promote tourism, enhancing the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

Mandate

The Mandate of the Willmore Wilderness Foundation is to research and preserve the history of the opening of Canada. The Foundation shares the traditions, and mountain culture, along with the historic trail network in Willmore Wilderness Park. The organization’s mandate is to produce a wealth of media to help preserve the story of the opening of Canada. The Foundation focuses on research that preserves the history of opening of Canada; provides educational programs and services; provides health and wellness programs which focus on the culture and traditions of the Rockies; restores historical pack trails and sites, promotes tourism and enhances the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

Goals of the Foundation:

  • To foster understanding of the mountain community’s roots.

  • To keep alive the traditional skills, which are used to survive in the mountains.

  • To discover, document and preserve the stories of this region, using written, film and digital formats.

  • To produce documentaries that focus on traditional knowledge and landscapes of Alberta’s eastern slopes through People & Peaks Productions, which is owned and operated by the Willmore Wilderness Foundation.

  • To focus on research that preserves the history of opening of Canada.

  • To provide educational programs and services.

  • To provide health and wellness programs which focus on the culture and traditions of the Canadian Rockies.

  • To restore traditional pack trails in the Park that were used by Indigenous people, trappers, guides, and outfitters.

  • To create mapping of the traditional pack trails in Willmore Wilderness Park.

  • To find, preserve, and record through ArcGIS and GPS the location of historical buildings, graves, campsites, and other historical sites.

  • To promotes tourism and economic development and enhance the use of Willmore Wilderness Park for Albertans and visitors alike.

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.