Through a unique partnership with the Government of Alberta, the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) supports the operations and development of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.

Education

The GRPF is responsible for the Park’s Visitor Services. We started with the 2010 renovations to the Visitor Information Centre, followed by the installation of interpretive signage. Today, we provide all of the public programs at the park. From interpretive golf cart tours to family programs, it’s the Foundation at work! Our Discover Archaeology and Discover Grasslands school outreach programs are our connections directly into your community. Sign up for a scheduled program from our online events calendar, or contact us to see what programs we can design to cater to your needs.

Research

Grassland ecosystems play an important role in providing clean water, producing rich forage for wildlife, and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The GRPF’s Shell Grasslands Recovery Project is researching the best ways to restore native grasslands and working to manage the invasive plant species we find at the park.

Recreation

In 2010, the GRPF built almost 30km of trails through Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The main paved pathway is part of the Trans Canada Trail system. These trails provide access to visitors on foot and bike; in wheelchairs; and on skateboards and rollerblades. We even host an occasional snowshoer or skier. The GRPF believes that recreation in natural surroundings benefits both the mind and the body. Experience Glenbow today!

Stewardship

The park is a wonderful place for relaxation, recreation, rejuvenation, and inspiration. From all you experience and learn during your visit to the park, we hope that you take home with you a sense of stewardship for your own neighbourhood. Interested in donating your time to make Glenbow Ranch a special place? Let us know. We have over 50 dedicated Park Stewards who make Glenbow Ranch an exceptional place for an outing.

Fundraising

We depend on private and public financial support for our programs and park development initiatives. Your donations to the Foundation guarantee the ongoing success of what you experience at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Our friend-raising and fundraising efforts ensure the continuity of a great partnership with the Alberta Government.

Contact Us

FOR PROGRAMS: 403-851-9053 or
experienceglenbow@grpf.ca

SnailMail: 255001 Glenbow Road

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7

Phone: 403-851-9053

Email: experienceglenbow@grpf.ca

STEWARDS ZONE

Park Hours                                                                                                                                                                     The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre                                                                                                                                       Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability:

*During inclement weather, or when the road conditions on Glenbow Road are impassable for cars, the centre will remain closed.

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