View of Vimy Peak, Upper Waterton Lake, Great Divide Trail
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Great Divide Trail

1100 km / 680 miles • Alberta & British Columbia

Official App of the Great Divide Trail Association

Download our guide to access the GDT map, tracks, waypoints, and comments! The Great Divide Trail traverses the Continental Divide between Alberta and British Columbia as its unsigned route wanders the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies for more than 1100 km (680 mi). As one of the most challenging and breathtaking long-distance trails in the world, the Great Divide Trail offers a wilderness experience through some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. It is an unforgettable adventure for any thru-hiker, backpacker, or day-hiker to take on.

CAD$24.99 full guide       7 sections (CAD$5.49 each)
CAD$24.99 full guide
7 sections (CAD$5.49 each)

Great Divide Trail Map

A map of the Great Divide Trail.
A map of the Great Divide Trail.
Works Offline, No Data Required
Trusted Trail Data
Built for Community
Offline Maps
Detailed Waypoints
Tailored to You
Works Offline, No Data Required
Trusted Trail Data
Built for Community
Offline Maps
Detailed Waypoints
Tailored to You

How can I get it?

The Great Divide Trail map is available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Our iOS and Android apps do differ slightly in their appearance. However, the majority of their features remain the same, and they access the same trail guide data.

This full-featured demo of the Great Divide Trail app includes the first 54 km of the trail, from the Canada-U.S. border in Waterton Park to Sage Pass.

The Great Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Special includes all seven sections of the Great Divide Trail with the entire trail also available in a single section: a 35% savings over buying each Section separately. Includes the 1120-km Great Divide Trail and more than 80 side trails, exit trails, and alternate routes along the GDT.

CAD$24.99 / US$17.99

Section A of the Great Divide Trail is the southern-most 147 km of the trail, from the international  border in Waterton Lakes National Park to the town of Coleman. Includes 16 side trails and alternate routes: the Barnaby Ridge Alternate, Goat Haunt Alternate, Lynx Creek Road Alternate, Mt. Rowe – Sage Pass Alternate, South Kootenay Pass Alternate, York Creek Alternate, and 10 exit and side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section B of the Great Divide Trail includes Km 147 to Km 344 from the town of Coleman to Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Includes 15 side trails and alternate routes: the Allison Creek Alternate, Coral Pass Alternate, Elk River Alternate, Elkan Creek Alternate, Mount Etherington Alternate, and Mount Gass Alternate, and 9 exit and side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section C of the Great Divide Trail includes Km 344 to Km 551 from Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, through Banff National Park, to the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park. Includes 15 side trails and alternate routes: the Assiniboine Pass Alternate, Assiniboine Pass North Alternate, McArthur Pass Lake Louise Alternate, Sunshine Lodge (Trappers) Alternate, White Man Creek Alternate, and 10 exit and side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section D of the Great Divide Trail includes Km 551 to Km 652 from the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park, back into Banff National Park and to the North Saskatchewan River. Includes 7 side trails and alternate routes: the Blaeberry High Road Alternate, Howse River Flood Plain Alternate, Mistaya River Ford Alternate South, Howse River Flood Plain Alternate North, and 3 exit and side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section E of the Great Divide Trail includes Km 652 to Km 844 from the North Saskatchewan River in Banff National Park to the town of Jasper in the heart of Jasper National Park. Includes 11 side trails and alternate routes: the Bald Hills Alternate, Curator Mountain Alternate, Moose Lake Alternate, and 8 exit and side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section F of the Great Divide Trail includes Km 844 to Km 945 from the town of Jasper in the heart of Jasper National Park, through Mt Robson Provincial Park to the North Boundary Trail junction. Includes the Marjorie Lake Alternate, the exit trail to the Robson Visitor Center, and 3 other side trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Section G of the Great Divide Trail includes the northern-most 178 km of the trail from the North Boundary Trail junction, through Willmore Wilderness Park, and into British Columbia’s Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area. Includes 12 side trails and alternate routes: Walker Creek Road exit, the High Jackpine Alternate, Loren Lake High Route, Mount Ruth Alternate, Perseverance High Route, Talbot Alternate, Wallbridge Glaciers Alternate, and 5 other side and exit trails.

CAD$5.49 / US$3.99

Cheers to giving back! Part of your purchase of the Great Divide Trail goes to support the Great Divide Trail Association’s work to preserve and maintain the trail. Learn about the Great Divide Trail Association.

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Great Divide Trail Association

The Great Divide Trail Association is a Canadian nonprofit that is responsible for maintaining, promoting, and protecting the Great Divide Trail. The Great Divide Trail Association works with regional partners to coordinate trail improvements, maintenance and protection. The Great Divide Trail Association is dedicated to planning, designing, surveying, constructing and maintaining the Great Divide Trail in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, and their goal is to obtain formal recognition and protection of the Great Divide Trail Corridor. They promote and encourage the use of the Great Divide Trail in a manner consistent with the conservation and preservation of the scenic and wilderness value of the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

The official Great Divide Trail app was created as the result of an ongoing partnership between Atlas Guides and the Great Divide Trail Association.

Learn more about the GDTA