Lori Beattie, author of Calgary’s Best Walks and CTV Morning Live Walking host, presents to groups and companies on the power of walking in Calgary and the Rockies. She talks about the pleasure of taking a walk; such a simple, pedestrian activity that has the power to help us refresh and recharge, to tap into our creativity and to connect to our city and our communities. She writes for magazines and newspapers about integrating activity into every day. Lori leads groups on walkabouts in Calgary and the mountains. Ask Lori to present to your group, write an article or to lead your group on a walk in Calgary.

Please get in touch to discuss speaker fees.

Fees: Custom and Corporate Guided Walks and Hikes 


Feature talks

Calgary and the Rockies, best hikes and walks: A visual tour of the best walking, hiking, snowshoeing and ice walks in Calgary, the foothills and the Southern Rockies.

Walking: Attitude Trumps Design: Getting people to walk, to incorporate walking into their lives, takes a change in attitude. First and foremost, people need to recognize the benefits of taking a walk. These benefits are wide-ranging. And while the improving the built environment to make walking safer and more pleasing can encourage walking, it does not address the real barrier of busyness in our culture. Walking is inherently slow and in our multi-tasking, Costco shopping, society, it is perceived to be inefficient and an inconvenience. A leisure activity of a bygone era. Lori addresses these barriers to walking and shows the path to changing attitudes, one step at a time.

Calgary’s Best Walks: Lori takes the audience on a visual tour of the best walks of Calgary. She highlights all the reasons to take a walk, from the great Cafe stops to the urban wilderness, hidden pathways, stairways, and the quirky neighbourhoods.


Presentation & workshop options

  • 30 minute- 1.5 hour presentations
  • 1/2 day workshops & walkshops
  • Full day: 1/2 day workshop and 1/2 day walkshop


Why take a walk?

For fun, to explore your city, your parks, your neighbourhoods.

To be social with friends and family. Walking is the perfect time to chat.

For exercise and general fitness maintenance. Walking is preventative, it will keep you out of the hospital, but also keeps you fit for future active pursuits, like hiking in the Rockies.

For transportation. Walk to get your groceries, walk to school or to the office.

Walk to disconnect from the electronics. To go slow on purpose, to relax.

To be immersed in nature. “There is no wi-fi in the first, but trust me, you’ll find a better connection”

To connect with the vibrancy of the city; the great shops and eats. The Downtown art walk, the energy of 17 Avenue and 4 St or Kensington Road.

To have a mini-adventure close to home. To connect the city in a way not possible by car. To discover hidden pathways, and trails, stairways and viewpoints and even restaurants and cafe’s.

Why walk you ask? Walking is wellness! Check out Doc. Evans on YouTube 23 1/2 hours.


More topics are possible.
Please call Lori at 403-229-4299 or email at lorib @ for a speakers proposal.