Calgary’s Best Walks Guidebook – Signed Copy!


Calgary’s Best Walks (2nd edition) is a guidebook with 45 different walks and 40 suggested detours in the city of Calgary, Alberta. Detailed maps lead you on wilderness walking trails, along neighborhood side-streets, to hidden stairways, walking paths, tasty cafe’s, craft breweries, street art and viewpoints. Take an urban hike and connect with Calgary on foot. Become a tourist in your own city!

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Bestselling Alberta author Lori Beattie is back with an expanded and updated 2nd edition of her hugely successful compendium of Calgary’s best walks and urban jaunts. Take a mural walk through the Beltline followed by a café stop along 17 Avenue. Walk from Bowmont Park’s Waterfall Valley to the colourful Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs. Disconnect and recharge in the Weaselhead wilderness or alongside the Royal Oak wetlands. Stroll the East Village RiverWalk before stopping for a craft beer at a microbrewery in Inglewood. Soak up some big sky views from Bridgeland’s Tom Campbell’s Hill, the Paskapoo Slopes or Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Bring your kids, your dog and your sense of adventure. Detailed maps lead you through neighbourhoods and pocket parks, through off leash areas to hidden staircases, along paved river pathways and onto people-populated walking streets. Calgary’s Best Walks has something for everyone, including Lori’s favourite coffee shop suggestions for a post-walk treat. Absorb Calgary’s sights, scents and sounds on these 45 urban jaunts.

What’s New in the 2nd Edition?

  • 10 new walk routes with full-colour maps
  • 40+ suggested detours for the urban explorer to extend and expand walk routes
  • 35 revised and updated walk route maps
  • New wetlands and wilderness walkabouts
  • More off-leash areas featured for pups and their people
  • Even more tasty pit stop suggestions – cafés, ice cream and craft beer
  • New photos and artwork throughout
  • New content on topics ranging from First Nations history, geology, archaeology, botanical gardens, wetlands, and why walking makes us happy!

Look Inside!

In stores

Purchase Lori’s book at these wonderful stores! If you would like to sell Calgary’s Best Walks in your store, please contact Lori to order and arrange. Standard industry discounts apply and shipping is FREE within Calgary for orders of 12 + books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 12 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)

Northeast Calgary

  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Northwest Calgary

  • U of C Bookstore & Medical Bookstore
  • 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

  • Tap Town Books (Nanton)
  • 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 Calgary’s Best Walks 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 12 or more books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 12 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 presents to groups on the pleasure of taking a walk and is the host of CTV Morning Live Walks. Lori leads Calgarians on walks, Rocky Mountain hikes and snowshoe days with her company Fit Frog Adventures. Some might call it a walking addiction, a pedestrian passion. Lori (and her dog) would agree. Learn more about Lori here.


The Design

Sergio Gaytan
Illustrator, Designer

Sergio created the exceptional maps, cover, illustrations, layout and design of this book. The maps, full colour and to scale, are what makes this book stand out. He has created a guidebook that is beautiful in design and functional on the trails. Thanks to Sergio for taking my guidebook 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 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 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 and on Instagram @budanart


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