Walking and Other Education Tours

Fish Creek Provincial Park is a vast cultural, historical and ecological resource.  The Friends Walking Tours and other educational outings offer tremendous opportunities for visitors to learn from experienced guides about a variety of topics including history, nature, engineered wetlands and yes, even ghosts!


Marshall Springs Walking Tour with Wayne Meikle – August 8th, 7-9pm

Each area of Fish Creek Provincial Park is special and unique in its own right, and Marshall Springs is no different.  Join Friends’ founding member and volunteer extraordinaire, Wayne Meikle, to learn about the history of the area and how Fish Creek Provincial Park came to exist.

Only $5Register through Eventbrite

Meet in the Marshall Springs parking lot, just off of Fish Creek Blvd SW


The Ghosts of Fish Creek – October 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

The fascinating history of Fish Creek Provincial Park lends itself to a myriad of mysterious happenings! Tour guide Wayne Meikle has had his own share of scary encounters in the park during his time as an Alberta Parks employee, and he’ll share this and more during this fun and freaky walking tour of the Bow Valley Ranch area.

Back by popular demand, this event sells out quickly every year – don’t wait too long to register!

$7 per personRegister through Eventbrite (no drop in’s, please)


A Look at Our Tour Guides…..

Wayne Meikle worked for Provincial Parks in Alberta for 35 years until he retired as an Urban Park Planner. He worked mainly in the area of urban park management and has been involved in operations, construction and planning of urban parks. In Calgary, Wayne has been on numerous planning teams involving the planning and construction of major roadways, constructed wetlands and new subdivisions. In his private life, he has been an elected councilor in both Vermilion and Okotoks and involved with many volunteer committees and organizations that work to improve the quality of the environment and our communities, such as the Friends of Fish Creek.  Wayne is one of the Friends’ founding members and continues to be one of our most dedicated volunteers.


 *These tours are outdoor programs,  or have an outdoor component, and carry risks outside of the facilitator’s control. By attending these programs you are agreeing to do so at your own risk.*

**Cancellation policy: In the event of inclement weather, tour cancellations will be posted on this page within 4 hours prior to the tour time (or in the case of an early morning program, the evening before).**


Past Programs This Year….

May 6th- Fish Creek Stories: The History and Nature of Votier’s Flats (the Friends’ Jane’s Walk offering)


If you have ideas for educational tour offerings in the future, or for more information, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org or 403- 238-3841.