The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s voice for wilderness. We are a non-profit environmental organization. We safeguard the environment by working to protect half of Canada’s public land and water. Our focus is to ensure a healthy and wild Canada where people experience and respect nature. Since 1967, CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter has led conservation efforts to protect areas in Banff National Park, Kananaskis, the Whaleback and the Castle. Our chapter is also a leader in environmental education. We offer award-winning programs to help build the next generation of environmental stewards.
What we do
Check out our summer video with CPAWS hiking guide Julie Walker and food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithJulie) as they explore nature, and taste and identify wild edible plants in southern Alberta.
- 08.01.17 CPAWS Responds to Parks’s Announcement of Public Consultation on the Proposed Icefields Trail
- 13.12.16 Protecting Headwaters Creates Debate, Wins Praise in Alberta Legislature
- 27.09.16 Bison panel featured at CPAWS Southern Alberta annual general meeting
- 21.09.16 CPAWS partners with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to bring environmental education to camp-goers
- 20.09.16 Artist Lisa Thomson is inspired to capture the beauty of nature on canvas