“Wheeling and Walking” Tour of Fish Creek Provincial Park
Friday, September 5, 6:30-8:00pm
Join the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society in an educational “wheeling” and wander through this beautiful urban park! This tour has been designed specifically for participants who use a wheelchair, or who experience limited mobility, as well as those who wish to accompany them. It is approximately 0.5km each way (1.0km total) on a flat, paved pathway. Several rest-stops have been planned along the way at various points of interest. There is one slight incline as the tour approaches a footbridge, but it is easily manageable in a wheelchair.If a wheelchair is much wider than 24″ it may not fit through the pedestrian gate past the Ranche Restaurant, however these participants can backtrack a short ways to meet the group on the other side.
Fish Creek Provincial Park has a 10 000 year human history, with links to First Nations groups, the NorthWest Mounted Police, homesteading, trading and ranching. At 3349 acres, it is one of the largest urban parks in North America, with a mixture of grassland, wetlands, forest and riverine areas, abundant with deer, birds, owls, beaver and even the odd coyote…you never know what you’re going to see! This tour will focus on the history of the Bow Valley Ranch area of Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Tour guide Wayne Meikle worked for Provincial Parks in Alberta for 35 years until he retired as an Urban Park Planner. He worked especially in the area of urban park management and has been involved in operations, construction and planning of urban parks. He is also one of the first founders of the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society.
$5 per person, register today!
Meet in the Bow Valley Ranch picnic area in front of the red barn!