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WELCOME TO THE GREATER BRAGG CREEK TRAILS ASSOCIATION

Bragg Creek (click on Bragg Creek for map) is a quaint hamlet located about 44km west of Calgary, Alberta and is located in the majestic foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is home to all major forms of Canadian Wildlife, including: Artists, Musicians, Cowboys and Gals, Outdoorsy Men and Women, Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear and Cougar.... So come on out and explore and...

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE...

Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association

Ultralight Backpacking Seminar June 2 - GDTA

The Great Divide Trail Association is hosting a seminar on Ultralight backpacking on June 2 at 6:30 pm at MEC in Calgary

Event info:

Christine Smith has thru hiked the Great Divide Trail twice and did it with a 10lb base weight backpack (and yes, she did have a tent)! Come learn from one of the best ultralight backpackers on how you can lighten your load:

  • Checklist of items to bring
  • Items to target to save weight;
  • Pros and cons of ultralight gear;

We will also be demonstrating how to make your own light weight stove (bring an empty 85g cat food tin and we'll help you get started).
There will be a draw for some neat lightweight gear and an opportunity to meet others who have hiked the Great Divide Trail.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: MEC, 830 10 Ave SW, Calgary


FREE for GDTA members and $20 for non-members.

BCCA Playground Volunteers Needed June 15th-19th

The BCCA is looking for some amazing volunteers to help us install our wonderful new playground for the kids of Bragg Creek!!! You can sign up for a few hours or an entire day! The installation will take place June 15th-19th. Sign up online or by calling the Centre. (403-949-4277 ext 1). Questions contact Luanne Murphy  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

West Bragg Creek Trail Host Volunteers Needed

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) is in need of volunteers to be West Bragg Creek (WBC) trail hosts starting in June 2016.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact: Ursula Wohlfarth, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 403-228-4435.

WBC Trail Host Volunteer Job Descriptions & Expectations:

We are volunteers for Alberta Parks and also goodwill ambassadors for the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association.  We use education and awareness to improve the trail users experience and to help ensure safety and minimize conflict.

West Bragg Creek Trails 2015 Summary

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association achieved a very successful 2015 work season.

Volunteers contributed 9087 hours of work and $172,000 of donations were spent on dozens of projects to construct, upgrade and maintain the West Bragg Creek trail network.

All-Season Trails (Hiking, Biking, Equestrian and Snowshoeing)

  1. The 4.7 km Snakes & Ladders trail was constructed to link Ranger Summit to Ridgeback trails. The trail and a new bridge was built with a combination of a mini-excavator, a back-hoe supplied by Spray Lakes Sawmills and the hand labour of over 100 different volunteers.
  2. 1.6 km of Demi-Tel trail was upgraded with significant drainage and tread repair work.
  3. 0.8 km of Snowshoe Hare (west) trail was received major drainage and tread reconstruction.
  4. East Telephone Loop got an additional 0.8 km of drainage work and tread improvements to complete the upgrades that were started in 2014.
  5. Trail repairs and ongoing maintenance was completed at 15 sites on Braggin Rights, Long Distance, Boundary Ridge, Ranger Summit and Strange Brew trails.

2016 All Season Trails Work Plan

Upgrade 16.7 kilometers of cross country ski trails : $30,000

  • Moose Loop (5.8 km), Iron Springs (4.7 km), Elbow (5.2 km), Loggers (0.1 km), West Crystal Line (0.2 km), Middle Crystal Line (0.2 km) and Sundog (0.5 km).
  • Scope of work includes: Brush clearing, removal of encroaching or overhanging trees, completing drainage and tread repairs/grading/smoothing, culverts and the addition of a ski bridge on Moose Loop.

Mountain View West : Add new 3.8 km ski trail $15,500

  • Formalize the transfer of Spray Lakes Haul Road 1109A to the West Bragg Creek trail system.
  • Work with Spray Lakes Sawmills regarding reclamation, drainage and tread work. GBCTA scope of work: replace one SLS bridge and supply 1214 culverts.

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Trail Sponsors

Patron $50,000 +

Husky
The Calgary Foundation
 

Alison and Darrell Jones

Auxilium Foundation 


Benefactor $25,000 - $50,000

Shell

Shell Environmental Fund

   

Platinum $10,000 - $25,000

Alberta Equestrian Federation alt Mountain Equipment Coop

Moose Mountain Environmental Enhancement Fund

 

 

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