Walking and Other Education Tours

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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!

Our 2017 tour season will kick off in March with a wintery walk, with more tours offered in the summer and fall.  Check back for more details!


We’re sorry, this event has been cancelled  Wayne’s Wonderful Winter Walk! 

Join Friends of Fish Creek volunteer extraordinaire, Wayne Meikle, for an educational walking tour of the Votier’s Flats area.  Learn about the rich and colourful history of the park and what makes it such a special place in our city’s history.

Please remember to dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes/boots in case we encounter slippery or uneven ground. 


May 6th, 11am to noon – Fish Creek Stories: The History and Nature of Votier’s Flats

Join Wayne Meikle for our 4th annual Jane’s Walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.

Find out more about the Fish Creek Stories walk  here


 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 councillor 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.


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.


 

 *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).**