Hiker Lori Blog


Welcome to my blog! I also keep an updated Walk Blog on my books website, Calgary’s Best Walks. It is updated daily.

I’ll write about all things self-propelled and tasty. My favourite subjects are walking, urban hiking, hiking the Rockies (or anywhere else!), active transport on foot and bike and cooking colourful food with fantastic flavours. I also love to write about my active adventures with my kids and husband in Calgary, across Canada and anywhere else we visit.



Why walk you ask? Because it is enjoyable!

I like Michael Moore’s reasons, check WALK WITH MIKE.

Also, check out Doc. Evans on YouTube 23 1/2 hours for a bunch more reasons.


Check my other blog, Calgary Walk Blog, which is updated daily on my book Calgary’s Best Walks, website. Thanks!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Garrison Woods, Altadore and Glenmroe Dam, SW Calgary

Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

The fall colours are in full glory and so it is a great time to head out for a walkabout in the city. Garrison Woods is a neat community with lots of cut-though pathways; designed with the pedestrian and cyclist in mind. And at Halloween the residents have to remortgage their homes to buy enough candy for all the kids that roam the streets. You can follow the walk in my guidebook, route 23! Check out my CTV...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Fish Creek Park, Bow Valley Ranch, SE Calgary

Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

My CTV Walking Wednesday walkabout was in Fish Creek Park, Bow Valley Ranch, SE on September 2, 2015. Just the perfect park to slow the pace, recharge the batteries with fresh air, exercise and a good cup of coffee! Watch the CTV Segment. I have lots of book events this fall. Check the calendar and drop by and say hi!  ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, NW Calgary

Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

  Take a fall walkabout in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Situated along the Bow River between Calgary and Cochrane, this park is the perfect spot to stoll, have a picnic or watch the trains roll by. Take a watch of my CTV Walk Wednesday Segment from August 26. Presentation at the Ranch And join me at Glenbow Ranch on September 22, 2015 at 7 pm for a slide show presentation about Calgary’s Best Walks! Contact the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation to register,...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Bankview, Scarboro, Mount Royal, SW

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

    For a more urban walkabout, try out my books Bankview, Scarboro, Connaught, Mount Royal route. Beautiful homes and gardens, and tree lined streets make up Mount Royal. Head into Bankview and walk through pocket parks, along hilly streets with quirky, varied homes . Finish off the walk along 17 Avenue for a cup of coffee or lunch or a bit of shopping. Or, just grab a comfy bench and enjoy some people watching!  Here is the CTV segment on this walk      ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Bowmont Park West, NW

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

  Take a walk through Bowmont Park! Great hill training, fantastic mountain and Bow river rivers and a wonderful boardwalk trail through waterfall valley. Watch my CTV segment from August 12.

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Riley Park, Kensington, McHugh Bluffs, NW

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

  Join me on an urban walkabout through one of the cities best walking areas: Sunnyside, Kensington and McHugh Bluffs. My books route starts in Riley Park and travels along Sunnysides side-streets, up McHugh Bluffs for phenomenal vies of the downtown core, the Bow River and the Rockies. Bring the kids and the dogs and enjoy this urban gem!  Watch my August 5, 2015 CTV segment...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: The Weaselhead and North Glenmore Park Trails, Calgary

Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

I featured the Weaslehead wilderness area for my Walking Wednesday segment on CTV Morning today. A walkabout on the Weaslehead trails in like hitting the recharge button for your brain! And just in case you need a reminder about why we need a nature fix once in a while, a nice walk in the woods, here you go: Why a walk in the woods feels so good There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but trust me, you will find a better connection. Walking in the woods offers a break from distractions. In Japan they call it shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” We...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Sandy Beach, Britannia and Elbow Park Calgary

Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

On my CTV Walking Wednesday segment last week we talked about the great walking around Sandy Beach, and the communities of Riverdale, Britannia and Elbow Park. Fantastic homes and gardens, the popular River Park off leash and a doggie beach below! A hidden stairway in Elbow Park leads to a slope-side trail that is lined in Saskatoon shrubs. The Saskatoons are ripe along the escarpments right now so plan a grazing trek....

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CTV Calgary Walking Wednesday: Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights Urban Hike, NW

Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Blog, urban hiking, Walking | Comments Off

Have you walked Briar Hill and West Hillhurst in Calgary’s northwest lately? How about Hounsfield Heights, the Mount Royal of the North? I featured the Briar Hill & Housfield Heights on my CTV Morning segment this week. This route is a wonderful mix of neighbourhoods, single track trail green space climbs with phenomenal downtown Calgary views, gardens, and the Bow River. And you’ll be pleased to know that the route travels past Amato Gelato and Dairy Lane Cafe, a wonderful little diner with outdoor patio on 19 Street, NW....

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CTV Morning Walking Wednesday: Edworthy Douglas Fir Trail & Wildwood, NW Calgary

Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

I featured the Douglas Fir Trail and Wildwood on my CTV Morning segment today. Wanna sweat? Check it out! Hidden amongst the most easterly stand of Douglas fir trees that tower above the Bow River is the Douglas Fir Trail. Stairs, bridges, creeks, and narrow winding paths dip and climb 60 m from the river valley to the lookout point. A fantastic trail for physical training, it is also a shaded wilderness oasis in the height of the summer. Trees, some more than 2 m in diameter, and multitudes of western Canada violets line the trail. Descend...

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