Author Lori Beattie (photo by Trudie Lee)Best-selling author of Calgary’s Best Hikes and Walks and Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and Trails, owner of Fit Frog Adventures, and host of the Walking Wednesday series on CTV Morning, Lori Beattie is back with a brand-new guidebook. Full colour maps along with informative walk descriptions and sidebars will guide you as you explore Calgary on foot.

Nicknamed the “Queen of the Urban Hike” by the Calgary Herald, Lori’s new guidebook leads locals and visitors throughout the best parks, neighbourhoods, people-watching streets and pathways of Calgary. Stroll the River Walk past the East Village, enjoy the public art walk in downtown Calgary, climb out of the downtown core up McHugh Bluff for Rocky Mountain views, meander the Weaselhead nature trails or trek with the mule deer in Nose Hill Park’s ravines.

Bring your kids, your dog and your sense of adventure. Detailed maps lead you through neighbourhoods and natural parks, to hidden staircases, along paved river pathways and onto people-populated walking streets. Explore Calgary on foot, your urban adventure awaits!



As well as writing books, Lori leads city walks and Rocky Mountain hikes, snowshoe and ski days with her company Fit Frog Adventures. Lori lives in Calgary with her husband Keith Dewing and her children, Oscar and Eve.


Hire Lori

You can hire Lori to lead your group on a walkabout, write for your magazine or newspaper about power of taking a walk, of integrating activity into your day, and of self-propelled living. Or perhaps you need a speaker for your event? Just contact Lori!