Central Alberta Mountain Club

Hiking Information 

Trip Sign Up

Trips are open to all current members of the Central Alberta Mountain Club. Hikers must sign up for trips by contacting the trip coordinator. It is your responsibility to sign up for trips which are within your skill/fitness level. Participants may be required to provide proof of their membership and/or sign a waiver before embarking on the trip. There are a limited number of spots available for each hike. Trips will fill quickly - please sign up as soon as possible.

Trip Meeting Time and Place

Contact the trip coordinator to confirm the time and place.

Types of Trips

Typical types of hikes included in the trip schedule include:

Day trips - Leave Red Deer the morning of the trip, hike during the day and return home that evening.

Backpack trips - Hike into a back country campsite and carry your tent, sleeping bag, and everything else you'll need in your backpack.

Scrambles - The easiest way to describe scrambling is "technical hiking" - terrain is steep, "hands on" may be required, moderate to severe exposure. Ropes and climbing equipment are not required. 

Safety / Equipment

Hiking can be very rewarding however there are dangers out there that you should be aware of and prepared for. The Banff National Park has a good Backcountry Visitors Guide which includes a good overview of some common hazards out there. They also have an equipment checklist available​​.