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This is a blog about walking. Walking anywhere for any reason. Do you like to walk? What’s your favourite Calgary walk? Do you walk for transport? Do your kids join you and walk? Or walk on their own?

Share your walks, your thoughts on walking, and tell everyone why walking is so enjoyable!

 

You can email me at lorib @ fitfrog.ca or send me a tweet from the link below. I’ll share your stories on this blog and through Twitter!

 

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking program for their clients.

I am happy to be part of the launch video of Mayor Nenshi’s Three Things for Canada Initiative. Facebook @threethingsforcanada

 

Learn more about WALK 150!

 

 

 

Art Brotherhood of mankindLET’S WALK!

Calgary is a walking city! Fresh, crisp air, big blue skies, nature tucked into all quadrants, hidden stairways, over 500 km of paved pathways and wonderful independent cafe’s where you can stop and recharge.  I think the best way to celebrate Canada’s birthday is to introduce Calgarians to their wonderful city, to help them meet their neighbours, to help them experience the pleasure, the perspective, that comes from taking a walk.” Lori Beattie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

I took CTV viewers on a tour of Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walksabouts this week. For those of you motivated by good coffee, food and spending time with friends, check this out. All of these cafes (and many more) are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. The social side of walking is pretty darn important (and fun!).

Watch the CTV segment here!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

I featured some wonderful home and garden walks in my CTV segment on August 24. There are many more colourful neighbourhoods to explore in Calgary, but I cannot fit in everything in 3 minutes! The Silversprings Botanical Gardens are spectacular and if you want a longer walk when you visit them, they back onto Bowmont Park. Check out my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and follow the Bowmont Park West route and drop into Waterfall Valley after a visit to the gardens.

Watch the CTV segment here!

 

 

 

 

Silver Springs Calgary Botanical Gardens

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Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are simply spectacular. I found out about them as I researched my CTV Homes and Gardens Walks segment, that airs tomorrow, Aug. 24, 2016. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook pages to learn more about guided garden walks and about the gardens themselves.

Upcoming FREE guided garden walk:

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:30-3 pm

Meeting in the main parking lot at 1:15 to begin the tour at 1:30. Location details 

www.facebook.com/Silverspringsbotanicalgardens

www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Walking along the Bow and the Elbow Rivers, connecting communities and climbing to viewpoints, makes for some wonderful urban walking. In my CTV segment I also feature Fish Creek and the Douglasdale escarpment, The Reservoir single track pathways that dip and climb and take you away from the bustle of the city and some neighbourhood river walks with character! The routes are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks so grab a copy and let your self-propelled urban exploration begin!

Watch the CTV segment here!

 

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segmentAll these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises!

Watch the CTV Segment here!

 

 

 

 

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes near Calgary

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes near Calgary

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I headed out of the city to the Rocky Mountains in my latest CTV segment. Fantastic Wildflower Hikes near Calgary. Check it out here!

 

CTV SEGMENT Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

Here are the four wildflower hikes that I featured. Meadows of colour, some with snow on top!

 

 

Sulpher Springs/ Riverview Loop: Elbow Valley, Kananaskis
Grass Pass: Highwood, Kananaskis (20 minutes west of Longview)
Cox Hill: Sibbald Flats, Kananaskis
Stanley Glacier: Kootenay National Park

Once again, get the Gem Trek maps (see my previous blog post)

 

CTV Walking Wednesday: STAIRWAY walks of Calgary

Posted by on June 16, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: STAIRWAY walks of Calgary

CTV Walking Wednesday: STAIRWAY walks of Calgary

 

I highlighted my favourite STAIRWAY walks in Calgary yesterday on CTV Morning! So many great places to sweat! And all of them, and many more, in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks…of course.

Check out my CTV segment here

 

 

 

 

Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, is one of the Stairway Walks that I featured 

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Urban Walkabouts!

Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Urban Walkabouts!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Urban Walkabouts!

 

All walks are great for kids of course, but there are some urban walkabouts that are clear favourites. Bring on the ice cream stops, watermarks, massive hills to roll down, single track trails along escarpments, waterfalls and for the teenagers in the group, a burger stop in Kensington!

Watch my Kid Favorite CTV segment! 

 

 

 

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

If you are looking for some motivation to put foot to pavement, pathway or wilderness route, then watch my CTV Morning Segment on Starting Your Walking Habit! So much to see while on foot in Calgary and beyond in Southern Alberta.

Watch my segment on CTV Calgary Morning

 

 

 

 

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