Meet Our Alberta Parks Ambassadors – Tanya K

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and share what they’ve been up to this summer.

Tanya K


Tanya lives in Calgary and is the mom of a spunky 7-year-old boy. Tanya and her family make it a priority to get outside year-round. In the summer, they enjoy a wide variety of mountain sports including hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paddling. In the winter, Tanya and family like to go skiing and snowshoeing. They do several ski trips into back-country huts and cabins and recently discovered a cozy back-country cabin in Cypress Hills Provincial Park that is great for winter hiking.

Tanya is an avid stand up paddle boarder and especially loves paddling on rivers. Tanya’s favourite place to paddle is the Red Deer River, through the Alberta Badlands around Drumheller down to Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Where Tanya and family have been this summer:

Read Tanya’s blog post about camping in the above three parks: Three New Alberta Parks Campgrounds to Visit (Beauvais, Switzer, and Little Elbow)

What’s next?

A couple of Tanya’s Blog Posts:

Tanya describes her travel type as “Authentic Experiencer“. What kind of traveler are you? Discover your travel type and get insight on your ideal vacation.

Follow all of our Alberta Parks Ambassadors for more great adventure ideas and tips throughout the summer and beyond. Want to give an adventure a try? Many campsites can be reserved online at!

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