Hiker Lori Blog

 

Welcome to my blog! I also keep an updated Walk Blog on my books website, Calgary’s Best Walks. It is updated daily.

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 with my kids and husband in Calgary, across Canada and anywhere else we visit.

 

 

Why walk you ask? Because it is enjoyable!

I like Michael Moore’s reasons, check WALK WITH MIKE.

Also, check out Doc. Evans on YouTube 23 1/2 hours for a bunch more reasons.

 

Check my other blog, Calgary Walk Blog, which is updated daily on my book Calgary’s Best Walks, website. Thanks!

Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

  I dropped into Breakfast TV on May 18, 2018 to feature four excellent urban walkabouts for May and June. From wilderness treks at the Weaslehead and Glenbow Ranch, to quirky strolls through Sunnyside and Roxboro to Ramsay. These are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks! Get your copy from me or at your favourite bookstore or from MEC.      ...

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Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art and little free libraries!

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art and little free libraries!

Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art 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, visit your favourite bookstore or purchase from me here! And be sure to FOLLOW @calgarysbestwalks on Facebook for all things walking and hiking! Thanks to Christie of Sunnyside for taking me on a guided art walkabout today and...

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Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Check out the spring calendar of urban walks and Rockies hikes! The spring hike session runs from March 20- July 7. The Rockies hikes range from mostly flat and 3-4 hours of hiking up to 8 hour treks with 1000+ meters of elevation. The wildflowers begin mid May and continue all springs and summer. Join me and soak up the beauty of Calgary and the Rockies!    

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Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

The Winter walks and snowshoe treks have begun! They continue until March 13 so check out the calendar of events and be sure to follow me on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for all outings and also, for ideas on where to walk and snowshoe in Calgary and the Rockies! Check out our Winter 2018 newsletter!         ...

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Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

‘Tis the season to burn off some cookies and wine with a festive urban Christmas Lights Walks. Check out my segment on CTV for some ideas of where to walk, and then grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, for the maps and routes!   Watch my CTV Christmas Lights Walks Segment!  

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Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in active families, Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Mark your calendars for Dec. 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm! I am celebrating the end of the successful Walk 150 initiative with a 6+ km Christmas Lights Walk through Mount Royal and Elbow Park, followed by a party at the Alexander Calhoun Library! Come one, come...

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Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

Posted by on September 2, 2017 in active families, Active kids, Blog | Comments Off on Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

I took CTV Morning Calgary viewers on some spectacular Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes that are perfect for families, visiting relatives and more adventurous avid hikers! And we talked about bear awareness- check it out. And for more regular updates on all this walking and hiking, follow me on Facebook @calgarysbestwalks Watch my CTV segment here   Trailhead for both hikes: Highwood Pass Parking Lot, Hwy. 40, Kananaskis Check out the visuals from Ptarmigan Cirque (4.5 km round trip + 250 meters elevation, interpretive hike). Perfect for...

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Fit Frog Fall 20th Anniversary year! City walks, Free Walk 150, Rockies hikes and snowshoe- Aug 27- Dec. 16!

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Fit Frog Fall 20th Anniversary year! City walks, Free Walk 150, Rockies hikes and snowshoe- Aug 27- Dec. 16!

Fit Frog Fall 20th Anniversary year! City walks, Free Walk 150, Rockies hikes and snowshoe- Aug 27- Dec. 16!

Check out the many wonderful Club Fit Frog city walks, Rockies Hikes and snowshoe Days and FREE Walk 150 city walks with Calgary Library on the calendar page. Check out our latest newsletter here! The Fall Session starts on August 27 and runs until December 16. Come on out and learn about all the fantastic areas in to walk and hike in Calgary the the neighbouring Kananaskis, Banff and Kootenay...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

Posted by on June 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

Want to have a day of wilderness calm to balance out your Canada Day celebrations? How about some spectacular wildflowers hikes in the Kananaskis? Or an urban walk through the Beltline, Mount Royal and into Roxboro/ Erlton natural park, followed by an Elbow River stroll through Lindsay park. Check out my CTV segment from June 28, 2017 for some ideas! Watch my CTV SEGMENT: Long Weekend Hikes and Walks   And here are the Gemtrek maps you’ll need to find Cox Hill and Grass Pass  (The mountain hikes in my segment). Find them at MEC or...

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Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

June 3, 2017: About 100 people joined me on a phenomenal, 7-8 km Walk 150 walkabout today from the central Calgary Public Library. The goal of Walk 150 is the welcome everyone to join in and connect communities, and with a special emphasis on welcoming newcomers. Today our feature language was Mandarin and there were SO MANY newcomers who came along with the staff and interpreter from Centre for Newcomers – must have been 35 people! So great! We walked from the Central library past the Bow Building, up Centre Street to Mount Pleasant....

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