Print-Friendly Version
Download to your Outlook Calendar

Trek The Trails/ Hidden Gems Series: Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area (9/11/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bunchberry Meadows, 1B5, Range Rd 261, Spruce Grove, AB
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 11 2019  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 11 2019 5:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours approximately
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 15 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
We will spend Wednesday evening exploring Bunchberry Meadows, which is a new conservation area that was recently opened near Edmonton. A network of trails has been set up within Bunchberry Meadows.

Located just outside of West Edmonton, Bunchberry Meadows is a 640- acre (260-hectare) conservation site made up of old-growth forests, open meadows and wetlands. The forest supports jack pine, which is habitat for northern flying squirrels, porcupines and long-tailed weasels. The water and willows shelter a variety of species as small as tiger salamander and as large as a moose.

Owned in partnership with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust, Bunchberry Meadows is open to the public year-round for foot access.

The Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area is privately owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Edmonton Area Land Trust. Users are welcome to hike, cross-country ski, snowshoe and connect with nature.

Directions from Edmonton: Head west on Whitemud Drive. Turn south onto 215 St/Winterburn Road (6.5 km). Turn west onto Highway 627/Maskekosihk Trail (1.6 km). Turn south onto Range Road 261/Fleming Drive (5.6 km). The entrance to Bunchberry Meadows will be on your right.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking footwear
  • Water
  • Hiking clothes appropriate to conditions
  • Headlamp, or flashlight (on phone is okay for emergency light)
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Directions From Edmonton: Head west on Whitemud Drive. Turn south onto 215 St/Winterburn Road (6.5 km). Turn west onto Highway 627/Maskekosihk Trail (1.6 km). Turn south onto Range Road 261/Fleming Drive (5.6 km). The entrance to Bunchberry Meadows will be on your right.
    From Edmonton:
  • Head west on Whitemud Drive.
  • Turn south onto 215 St/Winterburn Road (6.5 km).
  • Turn west onto Highway 627/Maskekosihk Trail (1.6 km).
  • Turn south onto Range Road 261/Fleming Drive (5.6 km).
  • The entrance to Bunchberry Meadows will be on your right.

  • Notes:

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
    - Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

     
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!