Walking Tours – Public and Private

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Fish Creek Provincial Park is a vast cultural, historical and ecological resource. The Friends’ walking tours and education programs offer tremendous opportunities for visitors to learn from experienced guides about a variety of topics including history, nature, engineered wetlands, archaeology and yes, even ghosts!

For those who may have limited mobility or might just be interested in a fun ride through the park, check out our Minibus Tours.

ReWilding Through Restoration with Tobin Benedict – August 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Many areas within Fish Creek Provincial Park suffer from the intensity of human use; this is particularly the case along the banks of Fish Creek where human activity can contribute significantly to an overall decline in ecosystem health. Join the Friends of Fish Creek to learn about how this happens and how we work to engage the community at large to “ReWild” the park through hands-on stewardship work. Starting from Cookhouse at the Bow Valley Ranch, this is a gently 2 hour stroll on flat paved pathways. 

$5 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

Alien Invasions with Annette Ng- July 29, August 19, August 26, September 16, September 23, October 14, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

They come from afar, infiltrating our landscapes and squeezing out the local inhabitants. Many of us are complicit in facilitating their spread, but few understand the impact that a a seemingly harmless garden sprout can have on our beloved local ecosystems. Come learn about the importance of native plants, how their existence is threatened by the continued spread of invasive plants, and what we can do about it. Starting from the Cookhouse at the Bow Valley Ranch, this walking tour will be on primarily flat ground and is approximately 3.5 km in total.

$5 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

Wander with Wayne with Wayne Meikle- August 14, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Join Friends of Fish Creek founding member and 35 year Parks employee, Wayne Meikle, on a wandering walking tour through the westernmost area of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Learn some of the parks fascinating and little known history, from the creation of its Engineered wetlands to its resilience through times of extreme flooding.  Experience the beauty of the creek  and surrounding forests with this treasured local expert as your guide. Starting from the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Center at Shannon Terrace, this walking tour will be on both paved pathways and unpaved trails.

$5 per person. To Register, Visit Eventbrite

Private Tours

Private Walking Tours of the park are also available for groups of up to 30 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 – $100

2 hour tours – $200

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

Photo Credit: Julie Gordeau, Capture Nature Photo Contest (2017)