*PAST* (AB) Icewalk, Hike and Camping weekend – July 16-18
We ask our allies to allow BIPOC members only to register for this event. Thank you! We love our allies, friends, and partners, but we have very limited spots and want to give BIPOC the opportunity to try this.
BIPOC of Alberta, let’s connect! We usually only have time to chat during event time. We would like to extend our time together.
Join us for a weekend of camping, hiking, and exploring the Athabasca Glacier on Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 as well as the traditional lands of the Beaver, Cree, Ojibway, Secwépemc, Stoney, and Métis. We will camp in one of the first come first serve sites along the icefield parkway (Willcox or Icefield campground)from the night of Friday, July 16th to Sunday, July 18th.
July 16th – meeting at one of the campgrounds close to Columbia Icefields area. Details will be sent closer to the date.
July 17th – Full day walk beginning at 9:30 AM from the Toe of the Glacier parking lot- This will be guided by Indigenous guide Tim Patterson from Zuc’min Guiding “Big Ice: Indigenous Perspectives: will provide guests with an opportunity to learn about the historical and current significance of the Columbia Icefield region through an Indigenous lens”
July 18th – Partial day hike (about 4-5 hours or so), ending by 2:30/3pm- This will be guided by Icewalks staff, and will be designed for a hike in the Icefields centre vicinity off the beaten path.
Camping gear will be made available if you do not have your own. A detailed list of what to bring will be provided. Please do not let transportation and gear be your barriers, we will try our best to assist in any way possible to make the trip happen. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Guests must provide their own food for the weekend: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Commitment is essential to keep the event fun and accessible, if you cannot make it, please give a 48-hour notice so that your spot can be given to another person who may want to join. Last-minute cancellation is a lost spot for someone else.
By going on this event, you acknowledge and agree that you are participating at your own risk and are entirely responsible for your own safety getting to and from the trailhead, and during the course of the event. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacities, you agree to pay for your own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not you have specifically authorized them. You also verify that you are in good health and are physically capable of carrying out this hike. Therefore, you agree to release Colour The Trails, the organizer, and host, and any affiliate from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury which may arise out of participation in the event, including during transportation to and from the event.
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