A set of Calgary’s Best Walks & Bike Rides Guidebooks – Signed Copies!


Calgary’s Best Walks and Calgary’s Best Bike Rides are guidebooks with walks and bike rides in the city of Calgary, Alberta. In the walks book, detailed maps lead you on wilderness walking trails, along neighborhood side-streets, to hidden stairways, walking paths, tasty cafés, craft breweries, street art, and viewpoints. Or hop on your bike and followed the detailed maps to explore some of the 1300 km of interconnected bike pathways and cycle tracks in the city of Calgary. Calgary’s Best Bike Rides has 50 rides with detailed maps that range from 5 km to 140 km through the city. Connect Calgary on foot and by bike. And be sure to plan your ice cream, craft beer, café and shopping stops that are suggested on all the ride maps. Become a tourist in your own city!

Get a signed copy when you order through FitFrog.ca.

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EXPLORE CALGARY on foot and by bike!

Buy a set of Lori’s books and save 10% (plus, pay with Etransfer to save another 3%)! Read more about each book in the link below.

Calgary’s Best Walks guidebook: 45 urban jaunts and nature strolls

Calgary’s Best Bike Rides Guidebook: 50 urban cycle tours and pathway pedals


Look Inside Calgary's Best Walks!

Look inside Calgary's Best Bike Rides!

Here are some sample page spreads from the book. Each page spread is 2 pages in the book. Theses samples have been pulled from throughout the book to give you an overall feel. I

In stores

Purchase Lori’s book at these wonderful stores! If you would like these guidebooks in your store, please contact Lori to order and arrange. Standard industry discounts apply and shipping is FREE within Calgary for orders of 10 + books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 10 minimum and enjoy free shipping.

Southwest Calgary

  • Owl’s Nest Books (Britannia Plaza)
  • Shelf Life Books (Beltline)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)
  • Steeling Home (on 17 Ave)
  • Stuff (Beltline, 11 Ave)
  • Cookbook Company (Beltline, 11 Ave)
  • Map Town (Downtown, SW)
  • MEC (10 Ave and 8 St)

Northeast Calgary

  • Bridgeland Market (on 1 Ave)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Northwest Calgary

  • Bow Cycle (Calgary’s Best Bike Rides)
  • U of C Bookstore & Medical Booksotre
  • Pages Books (Kensington)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Southeast Calgary

  • Breathe Outdoors, formally Camper’s Village (MacLeod Trail)
  • The Next Page (Inglewood)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Outside of Calgary

  • One of a Kind (Bragg Creek)
  • Yooneek Books (Okotoks)
  • Café Books (Canmore)
  • Analog Books (Lethbridge)

Bulk Orders

Get signed copies for clients and staff! Here are some ideas:

Booksellers & Retailers

If you would like to sell either gudiebook in your store, please contact Lori to order and arrange. Standard industry discounts and terms apply as well as FREE shipping (to Calgary stores) for orders of 10 or more books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 10 minimum and enjoy free shipping.

Calgary Local Gift Baskets

Add a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks to a local themed gift basket for clients or staff. Throw in some gift certificates for local cafes, bakeries like Bread Culture or Sidewalk Citizen, some locally roasted coffee from Rosso or Monogram or Phil and Sebastian, some specialty tea from Naked Leaf, chocolates from The Chocolate Lab or Master Chocolate, and perhaps some tickets to a local theatre or music event.

Lawyers, Financial Advisors, Real-Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers – anyone and everyone!

A local book signed and personalized by a local author is a great gift. Give my book to your clients to say “Thanks!” or to welcome them to Calgary (or to their new neighbourhood).  The best way to get to know a city is to walk it!

Teachers and Schools

Grab copies of Calgary’s Best Walks and have the author come to the school to be part of a walk or speak about writing the book. Use maps to learn navigational skills. Add walking to the active living curriculum.

Health care professionals

Prescription walking: Nothing beats prescription walking to improve health. Every waiting room should have a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks. Walking is prevention.


The “Walk Calgary” package. Add a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks to an “Explore Calgary” package.

Anyone who would like to order in bulk for staff, clients or friends, please get in touch to discuss possibilities.


Lori Beattie
Lori is Calgary’s urban hike queen, exploring the city on foot in search of big nature, hidden stairways, gardens, cafés, folk art, and murals. She also loves to hop on her bike and explore Calgary on two wheels. She presents to groups on the pleasure of exploring Calgary on foot and by bike and is a segment host on CTV Morning Live. Lori leads Calgarians on walks, Rocky Mountain hikes and snowshoe days with her company Fit Frog Adventures. Learn more about Lori here.


The Design

Sergio Gaytan
Illustrator, Designer

Sergio created the exceptional maps, cover, illustrations, layout and design in both books. The maps, full colour and to scale, are what makes these books stand out. He has created guidebooks that are beautiful in design and functional on the trails. Thanks to Sergio for taking my guidebooks to a whole new level in the guidebook world. You have set the bar very high!

The Artwork

You’ll find original artwork throughout Calgary’s Best Walks. Thanks to these wonderful artists for contributing their colourful creations!

Sheila Kernan
Local Calgary artist Sheila Kernan believes that paintings should be alive, filled with energy and excitement. They should bring a sense of joy. The world is breathtaking and, as Sheila says, “I just have to capture it. The possibilities are endless!”

Connect with Sheila at www.sheilakernan.com and on Instagram @sheilakernanartist

Terra Simieritsch
Calgarian Terra Simieritsch’s inspiration comes from time spent in the natural world and her work ranges from landscapes to portraits of the bugs, birds, and found objects she admires. Terra’s work can be found in collections across North America and Europe. She teaches various types of workshops to people of all ages with a focus on creative expression.

Connect with Terra at www.terrasimieritsch.com and on Instagram @tsimieritsch.

Mandy Budan
Always fascinated by the vibrant colours and shapes that make up the Canadian landscape, Mandy started painting again in 2000. Working with acrylic paint on wood panel, she works to transform the landscape into a series of abstract patterns.

Connect with Mandy at www.abstractlandscapepainting.com and on Instagram @budanart

In the Media

Check out Calgary’s Best Bikes Rides in the media

Calgary Herald: Insider’s Guide to City’s Bike Trails

CBC The Homestretch: Calgary’s Best Bike Rides Summer Series, every other Tuesday at 3:30 pm starting July 5

CBC Daybreak

CTV Morning Live (multiple bike book segments)


Check out Calgary’s Best Walks in the media!

Global TV- book review

CTV Morning Live– Lori is the CTV Walks Segment host

Avenue Magazine

Calgary Herald– Lori’s favourite urban jaunts

Calgary Herald – book review

CBC Daybreak

CBC Homestretch