About Full Circle Adventures

Full Circle Adventures specializes in building connections between people and Nature. Our edible wild plant programs take you back to the early human history with food. We share the delicious values of our native Alberta plants. Our goal is to inspire your journey into the realm of nature. Discover how native plants shape the community of life around them. Explore the homes and habitats of the wild things. Let us guide you into a few of the wild places to discover nature’s wisdom. Join our adventures and re-wild yourself!

About Julie

Julie is an IGA certified hiking guide and outdoor educator. She has been a guide in Southern Alberta for more than 25 years. During this time, she has learned to identify over 500 Prairie, Foothills, Montane, Sub-Alpine and Alpine plants. Sharing her knowledge about this flora, especially the edible plants, has become Julie’s passion.   Julie shares the key to using or working with wild edible plants…being able to identify them and knowing where they grow!Learn what a healthy plant population looks like, and when to harvest, or transplant them.


  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Interpretive Guides Association – Professional member
  • Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors, level 1 instructor
  • OCC Field Leader


Julie has a bachelor of Physical Education with a major in Outdoor Pursuits from the University of Calgary.

Professional Affiliations

Alberta Council For Environmental Education – www.abcee.org/

Interpretive Guides Association – www.interpretiveguides.org/

Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors – www.cansi.ca/en/

Weaslehead Glenmore Park Preservation Society – http://theweaselhead.com/

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society –  www.cpaws-southernalberta.org/


I had the pleasure of joining you for your March 26th, Sunday Edible Plant Walk. I was most impressed! You have an obvious passion for plants, speaking about them with obvious fondness and awe, and a deep respect for First Nations culture. As well, you convey information about trees, shrubs, and flowers in an engaging way. Thank you for using your time and energy on behalf of the natural world.

– Janice Rider

Some of our Programmes

Your class will become immersed in a local landscape to discover the knowledge of the early Europeans. Our inter-disciplinary approach teaches:
  1. The human history of the land and people’s early uses of plants.
  2. Inquiry based learning about plant identification and uses.
  3. Exploratory learning about the relationships between trees, plants, sunlight and the animal interactions within the eco-systems.
  4. The human impact on the landscape over time. How different world views create very different outcomes for a landscape.
Full Circle Adventures offers Edible plant hikes in Kananaskis country and wild foraging workshops on private lands from Bragg Creek to the Chain Lakes area, south of Calgary Alberta. Locations are subject to change based on weather and wildlife notifications.
Take a guided Family Nature Hike and discover the interactions that occur in nature all the time when we aren’t looking. Discover the web of life in our backyard in the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains like never before. Hear the heroic tales of trapping, riding and prisoners of war that are behind the names in Kananaskis Country. Bring the family on a nature adventure that leave you all inspired, renewed and engaged.