FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

  Join me this Spring through Fall of a series of FREE guided walkabouts! I have teamed up with MEC Calgary to lead a unique urban walkabout a month. You can register on-line at MEC Calgary.           Upcoming FREE events Register on-line at mec.ca/events for all MEC guided walks. For the Jane’s Walk on May 8, just show up! April 30: Book signing and mini-walk: Indigo Signal Hill: 3-5 pm May 7: Book Signing...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Circumnavigate the Glenmore Reservoir this Spring!

  My CTV segment yesterday featured a fantastic urban walkabout around the Glenmore Reservoir. The complete map is in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and offers lots of options to get off the paved regional pathway and into the single track trail system in the Weaslehead and other hidden wilderness trails. Watch my CTV segment here!...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Rockies!

  I took CTV viewers snowshoeing on my latest segment. Watch the segment here! If you want to know more about where to snowshoe, maps and trails, check out my post on where to snowshoe in and around Calgary. And for more info on snowshoeing, where to rent, what to bring, take a read of my snowshoe page on this website. Snowshoeing is great exercise, just like walking but slower, in spectacular terrain. It is a wonderful family activity...

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Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing is as easy as walking, but much more fun if you get off trail in the powder and explore. Snowshoeing is much more fun when the snow is deep, and you could not walk there with boots alone. It is rare to have that much snow in Calgary, but on occasion we get a big snowfall in March and this would be a great time to head out in the city. There are many wonderful, designated snowshoe routes in the Kananaskis, and when Calgary has snow,...

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CTV Walking Wednesday- Confederation Park winter walkabout, Calgary

I took CTV viewers to Confederation Park this week for a winter walkabout along the paved pathway system. The route in my book continues into the neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant and Capital Hill where hungry walkers can make a tasty pit stop at Edelwiess German Cafe and store and at Weeds Capuccino. Watch the episode...

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CTV Walking Wednesday- Jackrabbit Trail Chickadee Trek, Calgary

CTV Walking Wednesday- Jackrabbit Trail Chickadee Trek, Calgary

Walked the rolling Jackrabbit Trail along the Glenmore Reservoir this week on CTV morning. Kids love this rolling single track trek and for those needing a nature break, this is the ticket! This is route 25 in Calgary’s Best Walks. Just follow the map! Watch the segment...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: How to dress for Calgary Winter Walkabouts

CTV Walking Wednesday: How to dress for Calgary Winter Walkabouts

If you want some tips on how to dress for winter walkabout, check out my CTV segment. Key points 1. Layer up: Temperatures change rapidly in Calgary. With many layers you can adjust your temperature. 2. Get a pair of traction devices for your shoes or boots. Post-Chinook Calgary can be VERY slippery. Traction devices will keep you upright and injury free. 3. Down is your friend at -20 or below. A long down jacket will keep your butt warm. This...

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Moose car wash in the Kananaskis

Moose car wash in the Kananaskis

    Got a moose carwash on the way to our snowshoe in the Spray Lakes area of the Kananaskis yesterday. The car was licked clean, well, sort of. It was a wonderful wintery and slightly weird day!          ...

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