Great Alberta Mushroom Foray 2014

August 29 to September 1
Goldeye Centre, Nordegg, Alberta.

Join us for a weekend immersion of mushroom education, fun and scientific pursuit as we survey the East Slope fungi in the Nordegg area.

This weekend of mushroom picking includes: lectures, an Introductory Mushroom ID course, hands-on identification and rubbing shoulders with world class mushroom experts. Confirmed Mycologists for this year include; Larry Evans” of “Know your Mushrooms” film fame, Polypore guru Dr. Jim Ginns, former curator of the Mycological Herbarium in Ottawa and past president of the Mycological Society of America, and the always fascinating and entertaining Paul Kroeger who bring his unique insights and understanding of fungal lifestyles.

View the Facility here:


Registration deadline: August 22

Cancellations before August 22 subject to a $50 admin fee.

Cancellations after August 22, no refunds.

We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions; please note them on your registration form


Friday, Aug 29:

  • 10:30 am - Early bird foray
  • 4:00 to 7:00 pm - Arrival / check in
  • 7:00 to 10:00 pm -Evening “member pot luck” social.

Saturday, Aug 30:

  • Breakfast and orientation
  • Morning Forays
  • Introduction to Mushroom Identification course - classroom
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Forays
  • Introduction to Mushroom Identification course – in the field
  • Workshops
  • Supper
  • Evening lecture
  • Identification and working the mushroom tables

Sunday, Aug 31:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Forays
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Forays
  • Workshops
  • Supper
  • Evening lecture Identification and working the mushroom tables

Monday, Sept 1:

  • Breakfast
  • Mushroom lecture
  • Public Open House and review the fungi with mycologists
  • Windup / clean up

Foray Costs:

                  (based on the following accommodation choices)

Option 1:     $395.00 per person

Option 2:     $295.00 per person

Option 3:     $265.00 per person

  • Camping on site - no hook-ups available
  • includes all foray events, meals (Saturday/Sunday 3 meals, breakfast on Monday)


Click any of the buttons below to order items such as bus tickets, books, or t-shirts. Books and t-shirts will be waiting for you when you arrive at the foray.

Bus Ticket

Reserve your seat on the bus! It is just $70 round trip from Edmonton.

Mushrooms of Western Canada

Book for the Introduction to Mushroom Identification course ... $25.00

"More than 500 species of mushrooms found from Manitoba to the Pacific Coast are described in detail and meticulously illustrated in full colour. Includes information on habitat, distribution, identification and edibility, with indexes for common names, genera and species, as well as an illustrated glossary."

Foray T-Shirt

Order your Great Alberta Mushroom Foray T-Shirt.

(Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
... $15.00 each.