Who doesn’t remember playing outside with your friends as a kid, usually dirty,but always smiling? There are a lot of great organizations that can give that feeling back. These are groups of people who haven’t forgotten how great it is to go outside and play. Visit them on the web and email, phone, or fax them; these organizations are full of amazing individuals that are they will be happy to hear from you.
Can you come outside and play?
Alpine Club of Canada – Canada’s National Mountaineering Organization
Inside Edge Club
University of Alberta Outdoors Club
Scouts Canada – The country’s leading youth organization
Girl Guides/Girl Scouts – The largest organization for Canadian girls
Enjoying your natural world doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult, there is no need to worry that you don’t have the right gear, training, connections or experience. There are number of companies and organizations that can help you on your adventures. Rent gear, make new climbing friends, try skiing or learn a new hiking path, these “Friends of Mom Nature”, can help make it happen.
U of C Outdoor Recreation Center
Mountain Equipment COOP
Outdoors 411 Ontario Outdoor Directory
Travel Alberta Mountain Adventures
Calgary Area Outdoor Council
Yamnuska Mountain Guiding
Want to fight the good fight? You love it outside and you want to get more involved in protecting our natural world? These are just a few organizations that are working hard to make a difference and they could always use a hand.