City Walk: Nose Hill Park, Brisbois, NW

Nose Hill Park, Brisbois and John Laurie Blvd. Parking Brisbois Drive and John Laurie Blvd

Description: This hill trek leads to panoramic views of the entire city of Calgary. Wildlife, wildflowers, and sweeping green grasses make it hard to believe all this is in the heart of the city. Meet Place: Park in an official Nose Hill Parking lot on John Laurie Boulevard at Brisbois Dr, NW Bathroom: Seasonal bathroom […]

Urban hike: South Calgary, Bankview, Scarboro, Connaught, Mount Royal, SW

South Calgary Community Association 3130 16 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 4G7

Description: We'll connect four neighbourhoods on this urban walkabout. From South Calgary to hilly Bankview into Scarboro and up and over Crowchild Trail into Killarney. Want to join us? Scroll down to the bottom for the options Meet Place: South Calgary Community Association Post-Walk Coffee Stop (Optional): Aroma Café on 33rd and 18 St, SW

LIBRARY WALK from Louise Riley Library

Louise Riley Library 1904 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M5

Walk with Lori! Join Lori Beattie, best-selling author of Calgary’s Best Walks for a guided 6-7 km city walk with hills. You’ll connect neighbourhoods, parks, pathways, and hidden stairways while chatting with interesting people from around the city and the world. Grab signed copies of Lori's guidebooks Calgary's Best Walks and Calgary's Best Bike Rides. […]

Grotto Canyon ice walk & Canmore café, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: We'll walk into the impressive Grotto Canyon before heading to Canmore for a hot drink! Icers (cleats) are necessary for this winter hike as we'll be walking on ice at times.  You can rent cleats from Sports Rent in Calgary. Meet Place: Shell Station at COP Directions: Meet at the Shell station at COP. Distance/Length: Rated […]

Briar Hill, West Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights, Bow River, NW

Made by Marcus, Hillhurst Made by Marcus, 221 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2H9

Description: We’ll walk about 6-7 km through green spaces mixed with escarpment viewpoints alongside impressive homes. Creativity and quirkiness provide interest! Meet Place: Meet outside Made by Marcus Ice cream shop. Bathroom: None at the walk start. Post-Walk Coffee Stop (Optional): Pocket Coffee

Calgary Walk: West Nose Creek / Confluence Park, NW

West Nose Creek 300 Beddington Blvd NE, Calgary, AB

Description: We'll follow the pathways alongside the creek meanders through multiple curves in the valley bottom. The valley where we'll walk was forged by runoff from the last glaciation and is therefore considerably younger than the Bow and Elbow river valleys. In certain areas, the creek has been carved through the bedrock. Outcroppings of the […]

BIRTHDAY HIKE: Curly Sands & Mesa Butte Summit, Kananaskis

Red Deer Lake Church 96187 Spruce Meadows Green SW, Calgary, AB T1S 2R9, Canada

Description: We'll celebrate a birthday with homemade cupcakes while enjoying this foothills summit hike close to Calgary. We'll head southwest of Calgary to the foothills near Millarville to hike to big views (we'll see the city!) atop Mesa Butte. This little summit hike is little known but so close to the city. A great one […]

LIBRARY WALK from Central Library

Calgary Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7

Walk with Lori! Join Lori Beattie, best-selling author of Calgary’s Best Walks for a guided 6-7 km city walk with hills. You’ll connect neighbourhoods, parks, pathways, and hidden stairways while chatting with interesting people from around the city and the world. Grab signed copies of Lori's guidebooks Calgary's Best Walks and Calgary's Best Bike Rides. […]

Urban Hike: Pearce Estates, Inglewood, Ramsay, Bow River RiverWalk,SE

Inglewood, SE 2XV5+G5 Calgary, Alberta

Description: Explore Calgary’s eclectic neighbourhood! The hike starts along the Bow River Pathway and travels past the Harvie Passage watercourse. We'll connect to the RiverWalk and travel the eclectic Ramsay side-streets, to big Rockies views atop Scotsman's Hill with a final stop at one of the many coffee shops for those who have time for […]

Calgary Walk: Glenmore Reservoir & Weaslehead, SW

Weaselhead parking Weaselhead, North Glenmore Park,6615 37 St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 5M9

Description: This walk starts in North Glenmore Park and follows the paved path along the top of the escarpment, looking west to the Rockies. We'll soon enter the Weaselhead trail network, a mix of dirt trails and boardwalks. This is a full-on nature immersion.  Meet Place: Meet at the Weaselhead Parking Lot, 37 St. and […]

Raven’s End hike on Mount Yamnuska, Birthday Hike (with cupcakes!), Kananaskis

Mount Yamnuska trailhead, Kananaskis 4WC7+FH Seebe, Alberta

Description: A forested climb to the east ridge of Yamnuska known as Raven's End leads to spectacular views. This hike is part of the Spring session of hikes with Club Fit Frog. Meet Place: Mount Yamnuska trailhead, Kananaskis Directions: Hwy. 1A (Bow Valley Trail). 2.1 km east of 1X Highway turn left (north) onto the quarry […]

Urban hike: Lynnwood, Ogden, Beaverdam Flats & Bow River pathway loop, SE

Ogden, George Moss Park, SE XXPW+VF Calgary, Alberta

Description: We'll explore the neighbourhoods of Ogden and Lynnwood before walking along the escarpment that offers up Rockies views and overlooks the Bow River and downtown. Single track trails behind stunning homes lead to hidden pathways that we'll follow to the Bow River Pathway, before we cross to the west side of the river and […]