Welcome To Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

Healthy landscapes, healthy communities: the benefits of land-based conservation action at home.

Southern Alberta’s native grasslands are incredibly biodiverse and productive landscapes, but unfortunately, they are also one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet: less than 20% of Canada’s prairies remain intact, and less than 6% is protected. These grasslands offer more than wildlife habitat and natural beauty, they protect our water, sequester billions of tons of carbon, and provide food production opportunities through grazing and pollinator services. Thanks to generations of careful stewardship by local communities and landowners, it is not too late to act. Join Jeremy Hogan, Director of Prairie Grassland Conservation for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, to learn about the significance of our native grasslands and how together, we can ensure they thrive—now and for generations to come.

Jeremy Hogan is the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Director of Prairie Grassland Conservation. In this role, Jeremy leads NCC’s Prairie Grasslands Action Plan, which seeks to conserve more than 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of Canada’s highly endangered Prairie ecosystems by 2030. Prior to joining NCC, Jeremy spent 10 years at the University of Calgary conducting ecology research in Northwest Costa Rica. Observing firsthand the impact of private, land-based conservation action he is thrilled to have an opportunity to apply his enthusiasm and expertise in his own backyard, and to help ensure that these amazing ecosystems remain intact and thriving for his young family—and future generations—to cherish in the future.

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Join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Get ready to tee off for a great cause! We are thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation Golf Tournament on August 15th, 2024, at the prestigious Gleneagles Links golf course. This exciting event will bring together golf enthusiasts, nature lovers, and philanthropists for a day of friendly competition and fundraising supporting Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.

Date: August 15th, 2024
Location: Gleneagles Links Golf Course

The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation is committed to preserving, enhancing, and stewarding the natural and cultural heritage of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. By participating in this tournament, you’ll enjoy a thrilling round of golf and contribute to the conservation and showcasing of this magnificent park for future generations.

Here’s what you can look forward to at the tournament:

️‍♀️ 18-hole golf tournament
Networking opportunities with fellow golf enthusiasts
Exciting on-course contests, prizes & silent auction
️ Delicious food and beverages to keep you energized
Post-tournament awards ceremony and reception

We also invite you to consider becoming a sponsor of the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation Golf Tournament. By aligning your brand with this prestigious event, you’ll gain exposure to a highly-engaged audience while supporting the foundation’s vital conservation efforts. Various sponsorship levels are available to suit your organization’s goals and objectives.

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Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

Join us for a week of full day outdoor adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park! Get ready for exciting nature based learning, including habitat and animal discoveries with new friends. Uncover mysteries of the land and stories of the long lost town of Glenbow or grab your bike and explore the Glenbow landscape you won’t reach on your feet. Top it off with games, crafts and character awards for a week to remember. Day camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-4 pm. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Check out our summer camp page for camp descriptions.

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation; 10 years of grassland education

Recipients in the Land category of the 30th Annual Emerald Awards, the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation protects 3200 acres of native fescue grasslands and is an active cattle ranch. The Park is home to creatures big and small from moose to bumblebees and spans 10 km of the Bow River.

We preserve and enhance the diverse natural and human history found in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Park Trails

We have 7 trails for you to discover.

Public Programs

Programs include walking tours, bike tours, golf cart tours and even more.

School Programs

We do both at the park and in class programs.

Resources

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About Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (GRPP) and other lands that possess important heritage and ecological value. Established in 2007 by the Harvie Family, our Mission is to protect and promote Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park through engagement, education, collaboration and conservation.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of the Stoney Nakoda Nations, the Tsuut’ina, the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani), and the Metis Nation (Region 3) who help us steward these lands, as well as honour and celebrate this place. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognize the continued importance of these lands to all who make their home in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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How You Can Help

There are so many ways that you too can become part of the Glenbow Ranch Legacy! Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is operated and maintained through a unique partnership between the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation and the Alberta Government. Your donation to the Foundation will help protect the Park, provide Visitor Services, offer engaging programs, add new features, and support research.

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Visitor Info

Glenbow Ranch is 3,200 acres of native fescue grassland and an active cattle ranch. Enjoy stunning vistas, rolling hills, and spot the occasional cowboy as you explore nearly 40 kms of paved and shale path – all a stones throw from Calgary and Cochrane.

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