The Willmore Wilderness Foundation offers a wide variety of programs and services.
Information & Education:
We provide information on Willmore Wilderness Park to the public, educational institutions, government agencies, and non-government organizations. The public accesses educational videos, books, social media, teaching videos, and information from the Willmore Wilderness Foundation at 4600 Pine Plaza in Grande Cache.
Trail Clearing and Infrastructure Improvement
The Willmore Wilderness Foundation does infrastructure improvement in Improvement District #25/Willmore Wilderness Park. We provide training in the traditions and cultural ways of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We provide information services, training, tourism promotion, and community collaboration. Willmore Wilderness Park or Improvement District #25 is 4600 square kilometres and has hundreds of miles of trails, which have been neglected for more than half a century in some places. Access is by horseback, and crews need to travel many kilometres to get into job site areas. The goal of the program is to restore and rehabilitate the trails and infrastructure of Willmore Wilderness Park.
The Willmore Wilderness Foundation is researching and collecting a database of history from the Hudson’s Bay Company, North West Company, church records, and census documents. These archival documents will be used to promote the story of this region through tourism, “the regional story”, film, TV, social media, and other promotional activities. The historical data is being shared regionally and will help promote our unique story, culture and traditions of the Alberta Rocky Mountains.
Alberta Rockies Adventures:
Alberta Rockies Adventures is a program spearheaded by the Willmore Wilderness Preservation and Historical Foundation. We represent leading operators and lodges along the scenic eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. Our operators, your hosts, share a personal history and knowledge of the region, offering a unique traditional and historic tourism that focuses on the history of the Canadian Rockies: the saga of how Canada’s West was opened. All businesses operate in or around Willmore Wilderness Park.
People & Peaks Productions
People & Peaks Productions Ltd. is a production company owned and operated by the Willmore Wilderness Preservation and Historical Foundation. This business creates books and 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.
The goal of the book publication and film production company is to educate the viewers about the unique culture and history and the flora and fauna of Willmore Wilderness Park and surrounding areas.