Hiker Lori Blog

Welcome to my blog! Mostly you find my “everything outdoors & tasty” updates on Instagram and Facebook.

I’ll write about all things self-propelled and tasty. My favourite subjects are walking, urban hiking, hiking the Rockies (or anywhere else!), active transport on foot and bike and cooking colourful food with fantastic flavours. I also love to write about my active adventures across Canada and anywhere else we visit.

 

 

My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while physical distancing

Posted by on March 24, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while physical distancing

My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while physical distancing

I chatted with the CBC eyeopener yesterday to give Calgarians some ideas for where to walk during our social distancing. I walk everywhere, all the time, so this walking lifestyle is my normal. Here’s some of my thoughts on where to take a walk!   CBC Interview: Where to walk in the city during social distancing...

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Elbow River neighbourhoods urban walk, Parkhill, Rideau, Roxboro, Riverdale, River Park off leash

Posted by on March 23, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Elbow River neighbourhoods urban walk, Parkhill, Rideau, Roxboro, Riverdale, River Park off leash

Elbow River neighbourhoods urban walk, Parkhill, Rideau, Roxboro, Riverdale, River Park off leash

It’s a great day for a walk! Let’s get out there and soak up the sunshine. SMILE AND SAY HELLO, PAT A PUP!  Walking helps the immune system, it keeps it strong. We need this right now, a strong immune response. We also need to interact with people and our communities for our mental health. Even when walking alone, you open yourself up to a random interaction, a BIG WAVE, SMILE AND HELLO! with a passer-by. Be sure to look up and share a smile as our connections to people is what gets us through tough times; our neighbours, our...

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Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland, Riverwalk & Downtown: Public art, murals and little free libraries!

Posted by on March 22, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland, Riverwalk & Downtown: Public art, murals and little free libraries!

Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland, Riverwalk & Downtown: Public art, murals and little free libraries!

Sunnyside, Calgary is fast becoming an outdoor art gallery! When you head out on the Riley Park, Kensington route in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, be sure to bring this map along too. You can deviate from the route to see all the wonderful, colourful public art in Sunnyside! If you would like a copy of my book,  purchase from me here! You can pick up the book from me in the Marda Loop area anytime! And be sure to FOLLOW me @lorifitfrog on Instagram and @lorifitfrog on Facebook  for all things walking and hiking!     Here is a...

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Calgary Beltline Mural Walk

Posted by on March 22, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Calgary Beltline Mural Walk

Calgary Beltline Mural Walk

Walk idea # 1 during Covid -19  Here’s a great walk idea as you maintain your social distancing. There are so many new murals in the Beltline of Calgary. Check out and download the map at yycbump.ca and follow them on Instagram for updates! @yycbump  

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Walk suggestions, FREE walks and Calgary’s Best Walks book pick up/delivery during Covid-19

Posted by on March 21, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk suggestions, FREE walks and Calgary’s Best Walks book pick up/delivery during Covid-19

Walk suggestions, FREE walks and Calgary’s Best Walks book pick up/delivery during Covid-19

Hi Calgary! I am going to be suggesting walks during the Covid-19 health situation so keep checking back here for ideas. Walking is the one same thing we can do during this health emergency. Calgary is a city of big open spaces, parks, river trails, and wonderful neighbourhoods. There are many places to walk that let you keep a 2-metre distance from others while still being social. We need to look after our health during the pandemic and taking a walk in the fresh air and sunshine, with a friend or colleague or on your own, will calm the...

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Calgary Christmas Lights Walks on CTV Morning

Posted by on December 19, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Calgary Christmas Lights Walks on CTV Morning

Calgary Christmas Lights Walks on CTV Morning

I shared some wonderful Christmas Lights walks on CTV Morning Live Calgary. Such a nice free activity to get that festive feeling. And the mild weather makes it extra enjoyable to be strolling the neighbourhood streets! Watch the segment!  ...

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My CTV segment on spooky Halloween Walks in Calgary

Posted by on October 28, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV segment on spooky Halloween Walks in Calgary

My CTV segment on spooky Halloween Walks in Calgary

I dropped into CTV to share some spooky Halloween walkabouts in Calgary. All these decorated houses can be found on routes in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, Check out my segment here! 

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Follow me on Instagram for all things walking and hiking! (and tasty)

Posted by on July 1, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Follow me on Instagram for all things walking and hiking! (and tasty)

lorifitfrog Author of Calgary's Best Walks, guide at Fit Frog. CTV Walks host. Love walking cities and the wilds! Facebook @calgarysbestwalks Enjoyed a big hit of urban wilderness today on my SO GOOD! Just enjoyed an amazing 🍣 sushi feast So much BIG this morning on Nose Hill. Big sky, bi It’s a chaotic chocolate drizzle chocolate cake Great day for a walk! This route is the Riley Park Our urban neighbourhood walk took us to @nakedleaf Another gorgeous morning for a Calgary walk. Found My afternoon Calgary walk from my house led me to...

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My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

  It’s Spring hiking season! I shared some early season Badland treks and Rockies wildflower hike ideas with CTV Morning Live Calgary this morning. And be sure to grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and hit the urban trails to get trained up for the mountain adventures! Join me for some urban and mountain hikes this Spring. The Club Fit Frog Spring hike session runs April 7 – July 1! Follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for all things walking and hiking!    ...

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My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

Posted by on November 19, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

WAlks for dogs and their people!Walks for dogs and their people! I picked a few favourite routes that get you and your dog out and about, exploring the city and moving through off-leash parks as you go. All of the routes I suggest are in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks.          ...

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