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 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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CTV Walking Wednesday Segment: Calgary Downtown Art Walk, River Walk, Beltline and 17 Avenue

Posted by on June 17, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

We explored to Downtown Art Walk on my CTV Walking Wednesday segment today. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/Osnlq  Engage in this public-art treasure hunt through the downtown core. Public art is always a surprise, a distraction from the business towers above you and the cars, people, and sidewalks surrounding you. Modern-day urban planners design streetscapes for the benefit of pedestrians, integrating the unexpected into the everyday built environment. The unpredictable is what makes walking in the city so enjoyable. Slow your pace and...

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CTV Morning Walk Wednesday – Nose Hill Park

Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

This week I featured a Nose Hill Park route from my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, on my Walk Wednesday segment on CTV morning. Nose Hill is Canada’s second largest urban park. The largest is Fish Creek Park, also in Calgary. It is also the highest point in the city so the views from the hill are phenomenal. Watch my segment and then grab my book to take a walk and explore the natural oasis in the heart of the city. CTV MORNING NOSE HILL...

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Calgary is Canada’s BEST city for Walking!

Posted by on June 6, 2015 in active families, Active kids, Blog, self-propelled, Urban Adventures, urban hiking, Walking, walking for transportation | Comments Off

Yes, it is true. I have walked Canadian cities from coast to coast and this I know is true, Calgary is the best city for walking, by a long shot. What makes Calgary such a walking paradise is the way nature is integrated into all parts of the city. When you add canopies of trees to a street, it makes for a nicer walk. Our urban forests blanket communities thanks to early parks superintendents William Reader and William Pearce.     A walk in Calgary, from most neighbourhoods, can lead to a complete immersion in the wilderness...

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