Alberta Recreation

Copyright 2010 by Stephen Vermeulen
Last updated: 2010 Nov 23
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Places to Stay in Alberta

Hiking in Alberta

Running in Alberta

  • The Calgary Road Runners have a good schedule of runs
  • The Melissa's Road Race, an annual event in Banff National Park. Because it is in a national park the number of participants is limited, and as this is a very popular run you need to register very early (maybe even in a former life!).
  • Athletics Alberta has a list of sanctioned time races
  • The Running Room has a good listing of races across Canada, plus they have an online registration system for many of the events.
  • The 5 Peaks trail running series in 2007 has events in Alberta, BC and Ontario.
  • The Forzani Group's Mother's Day Run and Walk is a 5km and 10km event at a number of places in Western Canada, the Calgary event is very popular and has a fast, mostly flat (except for about one hill just after half way) course. Timing is done with timing chips.
  • The HBC Run for Canada takes place on Canada Day and in Calgary its a nice, flat, loop east of downtown near the zoo and around the river. Timing is done with timing chips.
  • The Dino Dash is a smaller 5/10km event help by the University of Calgary Track and Field and Cross Country teams, its about the last warm weather 10km event of the season in Calgary. Typically held on labour day weekend. In 2006 and 2007 timing was half-done with timing chips, they only used the sensor mats at the end of the race.

Cross Country Skiing

Pocaterra Creek on a snowy day

Pocaterra Creek on a Snowy Day

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