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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What People Are Saying
"Glorious trails - fantastic views - so lovely, and on our doorstep!"
— Park Visitor
"My kids loved it and I loved that we were exploring nature and playing a game they love at the same time!"
— GRPF program participant
"My husband thoroughly enjoyed it and hasn't stopped talking about it. Wonderful!"
— Accessibility Tour participant
"This tour was a birthday "treat" for my sister - we both enjoyed it immensely and found it very informative. This is a beautiful setting and is a great example of Canada's wonderful prairie."
— GRPF Program participant