Minibus Tours – Public and Private

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Public Minibus Tours

A spin on the Friend’s open-air electric minibus is a wonderful way to enjoy the diversity and natural splendor of Fish Creek Provincial Park, and to learn from our volunteer tour guides about fascinating and often little-known facts about the area. These tours also allow people with reduced mobility an opportunity to enjoy and explore the park to a greater extent than they would otherwise be able to do.  Proceeds from our Minibus Tours directly support our conservation and education initiatives.


Introduction to Photography in Fish Creek Provincial Park with Bob Bakker – July 16, and August 22, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, August 10 and September 14, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come capture the beauty of Fish Creek under an experienced guiding hand. This introductory level photography class is for people who need help or ideas with photographic composition and camera operation.  Any camera will do, DSLR, Film, mirrorless, point and shoot or camera phone. The class will tour the park in an open-air minibus, and we’ll make a few stops along the way so that you can take some pictures, try out technique, and ask questions. 

$20 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

We’re sorry, the August 10th tour has been cancelled due to weather

A Park Is Born Minibus Tour with Val Shartau  –  Aug 21, 10:00 am -12:00 pm, July 23, Aug 7, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

As one of the largest urban parks in North America, Fish Creek Provincial Park has a long and facinating history that includes First Nations groups, North West Mounted Police, homesteading and ranching.  Take a spin back in time on our electric minibus and learn about the dance hall days of the area – long before the city joined the landscape – and about the creation of this beautiful urban park.

$20 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

 

Archaeology in the Park: Finding the Pioneers with Angel Spasoff  – July 17, 12:00 pm -3:00 pm, August 27, 9:00 am -12:00 pm   

Calgary’s Euro-Canadian history dates back 142 years to where Fish Creek flows into the Bow River, and archaeological evidence discovered in the park offers a unique glimpse of life on the western prairie for pioneers and cowboys. Climb aboard the minibus to learn about archaeology in the park on a scenic tour exploring the creation of our community.

$30 per person.

We’re sorry, the August 27th tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Leave It To Beaver Minibus Tour with Emma Dunlop  – July 25, 10:00 am -12:00 pm, August 24, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Ecosystem engineer most excellent, or tree feller most voracious, the activities of the North American Beaver have given it a polarized and controversial reputation. We call them nature’s engineers for good reason. No species other than humans has the potential to terraform the landscape as much as beavers do. Climb aboard the minibus and learn about Canada’s famous (or infamous) national animal, its role in ecosystems, and the possibilities for peaceful coexistence on site in the habitat of Fish Creek Provincial Park.

$20 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

 

Filter and Flow: The Engineered Wetlands of Fish Creek Provincial Park with Emma Dunlop  –  August 8, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, August 24, 10:00 am -12:00 pm

When the rain pours down and flows through streets, sweeping along any detritus left in its way, do you know where it goes? Take a 2-hour spin on the open air electric minibus through the heart of Fish Creek Provincial Park! Learn about the park’s engineered wetlands which were constructed as a way of minimizing the level of pollutants running into the creek and have benefited both vegetation and wildlife in the park. 

$20 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

 


We would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a new tour topic or the interest in volunteering as a Minibus Tour Guide.  Contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at 403-238-3841 or  shana@friendsoffishcreek.org for more information, or check out this volunteer opportunity!


Private Minibus Tours

Private Minibus Tours of the park are also available for groups of up to 8 people.  To submit a tour request, please complete our new on-line booking form.  By clicking on “Submit” you agree to our tour Terms & Conditions

 1 hour tours – $200

2 hour tours – $250

3 hour tours – $300


For more information, contact Emma Dunlop, Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator, at 403-238-3841 or at emma@friendsoffishcreekorg.