Foraging Tours and Classes in Alberta

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Foraging Tours, Walks, Classes, and Groups (Updated for 2024)

The list below has been curated to include only those groups and foragers that schedule regular events and are currently active. Please email us about any broken links or incorrect links so we can keep the list updated. If you offer classes or scheduled foraging events feel free to contact us about being added to the list.-

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1. Martin on Mushrooms – Edmonton

Join mushroom identification expert Martin Osis on a walk near your neighbourhood. This walk is a view into the interconnectedness of life, where fungi reveal their contribution.

2. Mindful Ecotourism – Canmore

Mindful Ecotourism leads ecological mindfulness workshops, hiking adventures and nature retreats that teach the native flora, fauna and fungi of Southern Alberta. They specialize in mindful learning through all the senses and helping people develop their ecological awareness of their local ecosystem by identifying native plants, trees and mushrooms.

3. From the Wild – Edmonton

Join one of two different foraging walks hosted by Kevin Kossowan creator of the award nominated web series “From the Wild” and the PBS series “Wild Harvest”. You can explore the Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan river valley, or the boreal forest at the From the Wild Basecamp 100 km north of the city.

4. Full Circle Adventures – Calgary

Full Circle Adventures has been connecting people to nature for over 20 years. Our wild, edible plant walks, hikes, and snowshoe outings offer you a window into the intelligence of nature. We have learned from Hank Snow of the Nakoda Sioux, Tim Patterson of the Interior Salish, Alvin Many chiefs of the Blackfoot and Canadian authors, such as Linda Kershaw and Terry Willard, as well as our own outdoor guiding and foraging experiences, regarding local edible plants.

5. Forage and Farm – Millarville

Forage and Farm located just east of the rocky mountains in Millarville Alberta specializes in garlic farming, and offers various classes and events in Foraging, blacksmithing and more.

6. Kaykima Wilderness Skills – Calgary

Since 2017, Kaykima Wilderness has been teaching emergency survival and bushcraft skills to students of all ages, stages, and abilities. Our business model is a little different – based out of Calgary, Alberta, we offer programming throughout the province of Alberta and into B.C., Saskatchewan, and the Northwest and Yukon Territories. You may see pictures of our Sprinter van – our office on wheels – on social media. “Ol’ Girl,” as we named her, is our way of staying connected to clients and to nature. Our roaming business allows us to share our programs over a wider area, as well as discover many beautiful areas of the Treaties 6, 7, and 8 land that we are grateful to be able to honour and enjoy.

7. Forage Your Food – Calgary

Run by Denis Manzer they run events specialized in foraging, wild food identification & teaching fantastic recipes! Learn How To Craft Gourmet Wild Food & Beverages.

8. Robert Rogers – Edmonton

Robert has been a student of plant medicine most of his adult life. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and author of over 50 books on medicinal plants of Western Canada. Through the business Self Heal Distributing that he runs with his wife Laurie they offer various events such as plant walks to educate others about herbs.


7 Responses

  1. Hello we are looking for someone to do some
    Forging classes on September 2,2023 for Alberta days in Brazeau County, Willey West Campground which is located in Eagle Point provincial park. Does anyone know or interested in providing this service ? Please contact Carmen at 780-515-1007

  2. Hey. My husband and I live in High River and are looking for a foraging class near us. I heard there might be one in Longview. Let me know. Thanks

  3. Is there anyone in the Lloydminster/Qainwright area who is willing to host a foraging class or outing?

  4. Hi
    I have three different type of mushrooms that grow under my crabapple tree.
    One type white pink inside look like the ones we had on the farm in Saskatchewan and we ate them.
    I would like to know if there is a way to test a mushroom to see if it is edible.
    Thank you,
    Best regards, olga

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