Walking Tours and Education Programs

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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 – June 29 and July 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, July 11 and 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

If you have ideas for educational tour offerings, would be interested in volunteering as a tour guide or for more information on our walking tours and education programs, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org or 403- 238-3841.

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