The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is a 4,800 acre day use natural area.  It is located just south west of the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The Cross Conservation Area is dedicated to:

  • protecting habitat and providing space for native species of wildlife
  • offering conservation education programs (particularly to youth) without jeopardizing wildlife and habitat
  • managing human use of the area through a series of guidelines*

*Please book your hike in advance if you are planning to visit with a group larger than 8. Groups of 15 or more will recieve a booking confirmation. If there are multiple large groups booked on the same day, we may ask you to reschedule. Please contact us if you have any questions prior to your visit.

Commercial hiking groups (hiking group where the leader/guide is paid by participants) are not permitted at the ASCCA without prior permission. The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area is a charitable organization.

We do not allow dogs, bikes, horses, camping, skiing or hunting.

We are located at 20-194001 160 Street West, Foothills AB T1S 4K9


Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Please RSVP to our 8th annual BioBlitz on June 8 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Come out and help us identify plants and animals at the ASCCA 


Day Camp & Leadership Camp Registration now open!
April 24, 2019

Nature Safari Day camp or Leadership camp REGISTRATION OPEN!