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I love to walk! I will share with you some of my favourite walkabouts in this blog. Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook for all things walking and hiking in Calgary and the Rockies!

CTV talks to Lori about Calgary’s Best Walks EXPANDED edition!

Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

I dropped into CTV Morning Live today (watch segment below) to talk walking and my NEW expanded edition of Calgary’s Best Walks, now with 45 walk routes. From murals to big nature, café and craft beers stops, hidden stairways in neighbourhoods, little libraries, folk art, and Christmas Lights, there are SO MANY great reasons to go walkabout this winter (and all year long!)

Check out the book and get your signed copy here of grab a copy at bookstores and other cool shops around Calgary!

WIN a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks EXPANDED edition

Posted by on November 9, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on WIN a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks EXPANDED edition

WIN a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks EXPANDED edition

There are so many ways to win a copy of my NEW book right now! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook to enter the MANY contests that are happening every week until Christmas. And tag me when you take a walk using my book so I can celebrate! Yeah!

Calgary’s Little Free Library Map

Posted by on October 18, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Calgary’s Little Free Library Map

Calgary’s Little Free Library Map

I found this fantastic map for Calgary’s Little Free Libraries so wanted to share it. There is also a Facebook group for Little Free Libraries in Calgary. These libraries make for wonderful destinations while on walkbout. Pick up or drop off books while exploring new neighbourhoods.

My Travel Alberta article on the Best Walks in Calgary and Edmonton

Posted by on October 16, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on My Travel Alberta article on the Best Walks in Calgary and Edmonton

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Here are some great STAYCATION walkabouts for you as you think about some adventures to have in Alberta. Check out my Travel Alberta Article for suggestions with maps. So many great walks and tasty pitstops. Let’s Walk!

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

Posted by on October 15, 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 for you to follow to find the hidden art treasures in Calgary. Do some or all of the walk, change your route mid-stride, get lost, explore and have a mini-adventure in your own city!

CTV Staycation Series: Fun Family Walks in Calgary

Posted by on August 15, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Staycation Series: Fun Family Walks in Calgary

What makes a great family walk? Destinations, single track trails, massive glacial erratics that traveled from Lake Louise area on glaciers 15,000 years ago, chickadees that land on your hands, off-leash running, waterfalls, creeks with fish and ducks, folk art and fairy gardens and little free libraries in neighbourhoods. Oh yeah, and great snacks!!

Check out my CTV segment to learn of three excellent kid, parent, grandparent, and dog Calgary walks. Find these walkabouts in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks!


Everyone loves a picnic!

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Urban Pup Walks

Posted by on August 7, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Urban Pup Walks

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Urban Pup Walks

There are so many great walkabouts for dogs in Calgary. I shared a few today on CTV Morning Live. A mix of on and off leash, views and saskatoon berry grazing made these walks pretty awesome for pup and her people.

All of the walks, with off-leash areas marked, are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. Grab a copy from me or at bookstores, Steeling Home, or at Mountain Equipment Co-op. Happy pup walking!

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 walking!

Lori’s CTV Summer Staycation Series: Elbow River Walkabouts

Posted by on June 23, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Lori’s CTV Summer Staycation Series: Elbow River Walkabouts

So great to see so many people out and about exploring Calgary! I am dropping in to CTV every Friday this summer to feature great outdoor walks, hike and bike rides. Here is my first segment – Fantastic Elbow River Walkabouts! All these routes are featured in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks. CTV Morning Live Lori’s Summer Staycation Series

My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while social distancing

Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while social distancing

My CBC interview: Walk your neighbourhood! Explore and discover the hidden treasures while social 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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