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!)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!