Jackpine Pass, Great Divide Trail
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Adventure through the spectacular wilderness of the Canadian Rockies on the Great Divide Trail.

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.

1100 km (680 mi)       CA$24.99 full guide       7 sections (CA$5.49 each)       Official App
1100 km (680 mi)
CA$24.99 full guide
7 sections (CA$5.49 each)
Official App
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Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

Available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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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, over 680 waypoints, 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 125 detailed waypoints plus 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 125 detailed waypoints plus 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 100+ detailed waypoints plus 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 50+ detailed waypoints plus 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 120 detailed waypoints plus 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 65+ detailed waypoints plus 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 90+ detailed waypoints plus 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

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About our partner

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