Events International Mountain Day (December 2016)

Canadian Mountain Network Mountain Festival: December 9 – 15, 2016


In honour of the United Nations’ International Mountain Day, the Canadian Mountain Network will host the first annual Canadian Mountain Network Mountain Festival on 9-15 December 2016 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

The mountain festival will bring the research community together to celebrate the incredible richness and diversity of mountain cultures, ecosystems and landscapes in Canada and around the world.

With this festival, the Canadian Mountain Network will join other Canadian mountain communities in hosting events to mark the United Nations’ International Mountain Day – a significant first for Canada’s mountain culture!

To honor the United Nations’ 2016 theme for International Mountain Day, “Mountain Cultures: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity”, the Mountain Festival will feature events that celebrate some of the unique aspects of Canadian Mountain Culture. Highlights from the event list include:

  • Bison Belong: an informative celebration of Bison Returning to Banff National Park
  • Professional mountain climber, and Canmore Alberta local, Sonnie Trotter Keynote Event
  • Mountain Symposium: an interactive discussion about the unique challenges faced by mountain communities
  • Live streaming of International Mountain Day events from three Canadian mountain towns

Mountain Festival events hosted by the Canadian Mountain Network are free to attend, but space in theatres is limited. Please make reservations at (coming soon). Be sure not to miss this inaugural event, which will bring together mountain enthusiasts from all walks of life!

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