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.

 

 

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Wild Walkabouts in Calgary

Posted by on July 31, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Wild Walkabouts in Calgary

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Wild Walkabouts in Calgary

If you are craving some big nature but don’t have time to leave the city, you are in luck. I shared some wild walkabouts with CTV viewers that get you away from it all in the heart of Calgary. And if you need walking route maps for all of these areas grab a copy of my book, Calgary’s Best...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Calgary wildflower & Botanical garden walks

Posted by on July 24, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Calgary wildflower & Botanical garden walks

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Calgary wildflower & Botanical garden walks

The wildflowers and gardens are in full bloom in Calgary right now! I dropped into CTV and shared a couple of fantastic flower walkabouts. Join me at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and The Botanical Gardens of Silbersprings. And check out the blog post that I wrote about these area. Blog Post: Calgary Flower...

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Flowery walkabouts in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, Calgary

Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Flowery walkabouts in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, Calgary

  I am featuring NW Calgary flower walks this Friday, July 24, 2020 (8:38 am) on my CTV morning live outdoor staycation segment. The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park are two walks with an abundance of colour; one manicured and one wild. You can find the Glenbow Ranch map and suggested walks in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks. And you can find Glenbow Ranch interpretive brochures in Arabic, Tagalog, Punjabi, Spanish, French at the Glenbow Ranch website and at the parks info centre. Happy walking!  ...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Spray Lakes Provincial Park hikes and afternoon tea

Posted by on July 17, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Spray Lakes Provincial Park hikes and afternoon tea

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Spray Lakes Provincial Park hikes and afternoon tea

I featured some amazing hikes and routes in Spray Lakes Provincial Park on CTV today. Be sure to read my Hiking Kananaskis 101 blog post for critical info on maps and routes and when a hike is not a hike before venturing into this remote area (with no cell coverage!) And plan to have time to stop at Mount Engadine Lodge for afternoon tea (2-5 pm every day, reserve at the moment). Sit on the deck and watch the world (and moose) go...

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Hiking in Kananaskis 101: Maps, route finding and when a hike is not a hike

Posted by on July 14, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Hiking in Kananaskis 101: Maps, route finding and when a hike is not a hike

Hiking in Kananaskis 101: Maps, route finding and when a hike is not a hike

It is wonderful to see so many people discovering the Kananaskis. There are many amazing walks, hikes, routes and scrambles in this part of the Rocky Mountains and the foothills. If you are new to the area it is critical to understand that most of the hikes you read about on All Trails have very little or no signage. Many of the “hikes” you read about are actually routes or scrambles. Routes and scrambles do not have any trail signage, they are simply a route that users have created. And even though the path may be well followed,...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Tour de north Calgary on bike

Posted by on July 10, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Tour de north Calgary on bike

I featured a tour de north Calgary by bike today on my CTV segment. Check out my Urban Biking blog post for the downloadable route map. With 1000 km of paved bike paths and 300 km of on-street bikeways, you can go anywhere in Calgary by...

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Urban biking! Tour de north Calgary route

Posted by on July 9, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Urban biking! Tour de north Calgary route

Urban biking! Tour de north Calgary route

If you are looking for a 40-50 km ride or even some ideas for shorter rides in the north of Calgary, check out the route map below. I biked this route a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic, with so much variety. From the Bow River pathway west to Varsity, Dalhousie, and Edgemont Ravines, to the Nose Creek Pathway and Confluence Park. Do a section of the route, or the entire ride and learn to navigate the pathways of North Calgary! I am featuring this route on my CTV staycation segment on Friday, July 10 at 8:38...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Mural and Art walks in Calgary

Posted by on July 3, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Mural and Art walks in Calgary

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Mural and Art walks in Calgary

If you are looking for a colourful urban walkabout, with surprises around each corner, then this is your walk. So many murals in Sunnyside, East Village, Downtown, and the Beltline. Check out my other blog posts to get the art and mural walking maps. yycbump mural walk map Art and mural walk Sunnyside and Downtown Calgary Grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks to find walking routes and maps to explore the entire city on foot. Happy...

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Mural Walks! Calgary Downtown, Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland & Riverwalk

Posted by on July 2, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Mural Walks! Calgary Downtown, Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland & Riverwalk

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 map...

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Mural Walk: Calgary Beltline

Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Mural Walk: Calgary Beltline

So many murals popping up every year in the Beltline, Calgary thanks to yycbump.ca .  Check out the map below and download at yycbump.ca and follow them on Instagram @yycbump for new murals being added in the summer of 2020!    Calgary Beltline Mural...

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