CTV Walking Wednesday: The Weaselhead and North Glenmore Park Trails, Calgary

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...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Sandy Beach, Britannia and Elbow Park Calgary

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

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...

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CTV Morning Walking Wednesday: Edworthy Douglas Fir Trail & Wildwood, NW Calgary

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....

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

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...

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CTV Morning Walk Wednesday – Nose Hill Park

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...

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Calgary is Canada’s BEST city for Walking!

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...

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CTV Morning Walking Wednesdays!

I am so HAPPY to be sharing a walk from my book every Wednesday, June through September on CTV Morning at 7:56 am. Today I featured Ramsay and Inglewood, route 35 in Calgary’s Best Walks. It is quirky and varied, with views of the Rockies, and lots of nature and artwork along the River Walk pathway.  Oh yes, and some great coffee, restaurant and shopping stops along 9 Avenue. Check it out here! Next week, Nose...

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