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.

 

 

Roxboro, Elbow River, Mount Royal walk route and food stops during Covid-19

Posted by on April 2, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Roxboro, Elbow River, Mount Royal walk route and food stops during Covid-19

Roxboro, Elbow River, Mount Royal walk route and food stops during Covid-19

Here’s a great urban walkabout that travels river pathways, hidden natural parks and along tree-lined streets of Misson and Mount Royal. During the Covid-19 Spring 2020 you can support local businesses on route with a stop by Yann Patisserie on 4 Street and grab some frozen bake at home pain au chocolat, baguettes or sausage roles or fresh pastries and bread. Grab a coffee, a muffin or other tasty items from  Purple Perk or Phil and Sebastian. Many more food businesses are open along 17 Ave for grab and go, like the amazing Black Sheep...

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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 walking...

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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 Pretty colourful in Calgary right now! . . #calgar Always love the Sunnyside Art Car. And that little Walked in Dover, SE Calgary, today while doing boo Moose walk! Saw a moose on our wild Weaslehead wal Folk art find! Love this creative use of a tree st Was thinking of making a rhubarb custard pie 🥧 Lots of rain brings lots of colour! Buffalo Beans Lush, green and very, very wet and windy on todays The saskatoon shrubs are in flower on Britannia sl Spring tree colour #tree #cone #spring #calgary It was pretty darn spectacular at...

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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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