What we're about

From the Organizer: Dawn Erath

We welcome members new and current to RSVP to our events to enjoy the event and great company! Please remember to message the host after with a thank you!

YOU ARE REQUIRED to post a photo of yourself so we can identify you as a member in good standing and other members can recognize you when we meet up for events.

Our events are in and around the Calgary area and are built around nature but they can be of a wide variety or a combination. These are trying times with COVID 19 and many of our normal activities have been curtailed indefinitely. Meeting people and having human contact and conversation is essential. Shortly we will lose our summer weather and we need to find other activities to get out, explore and be with people. Calgary Nature Lovers is here for you!

Please remember to check out our events at least weekly and RSVP "going" to get your spot! I anticipate some will be filled quickly while trying to keep the attendee numbers down for COVID restrictions and safety.

If for any reason you are unable to attend an event please change your RSVP to "Not Going" or message the host to change it for you.

Who Are We?

You will find that we come from many countries around the world. We are a friendly group that enjoys meeting other nature lovers. A picture is worth a thousand words so be sure to check out our photo albums of the past adventures! Over 4,500 albums now! Welcome to the group! See you at an upcoming event!
https://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Nature-Lovers-Hiking-Meetup/photos/

The Event Organizers

The organizers all have a common thread which is a strong passion for our group. Each Event Organizer has their style and brings you a variety of opportunities to experience an adventure in nature. If you do not see an event that you would like to attend, request to be an Event Host or Organizer and make it happen! :o)

The Meetups

* Walks in the city both slow and moderate speeds

* Rafting, Kayaking, Paddleboarding

* Hiking in the mountains

* Walking and Hiking with Kids & Dogs

* Snowshoeing, cross country skiing

* Scrambles

* Educational Instruction and personal growth

* Travel and camping

* Cycling

* Potluck, BBQs and Restaurants

* Photography Walks/Hikes

Membership Fees

This is a non-profit group. The Group Organizer and Event Organizers put in their time as a labour of love.
Calgary Nature Lovers operates by the generous donations of the members.

The current website costs are $98.94 USD payable every six months. Donations are graciously accepted.

As of August 4th 2020, $343.20 CDN is the balance remaining with our next payment due February 4th, 2021.

At the discretion of the Group Organizer, a small number of appropriate businesses or an individual may advertise a paid event to our members for which the Group Organizer will require payment. These funds will be used to recognize/reward our Event Organizers who post the minimum required six (6) events per year. These events are ones in which they have no financial interest or benefit.

In recognition of the previous Organizer, many thanks

to

Dean H. Organizer from Aug 15, 2011, to August 4th 2020

Upcoming events (5)

River walk from the Peace Bridge eastward

Peace Bridge

We will meet on the south side of the Bridge at 6:15 pm then head east for around 45 mins then return perhaps on the other side? There is plenty of free parking from 6 pm on. Please remember to change your RSVP to "not going" should your plans change. This will prevent your profile record from incurring a "NO SHOW". Dress for the weather and check back here in the morning in case severe weather prevents us from going. By registering for this event, you signify that you're aware of the risks associated with nature hiking and are aware of your physical limits and how they relate to this particular event. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your safety (although we’ll all do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound) and don’t hold the organizer of the hike or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

WALK - PEARCE ESTATES TO PRINCES ISLAND, RETURN

Pearce Estate Park

This walk will be done at a comfortable STEADY pace. Meet in the free Pearce Estates (aka Fish Hatchery) parking lot. We will walk westbound along the river, head over the bridge by the zoo to circle Princes Island, and back. I will depart at 1:05 sharp, so kindly arrive a bit before 1 pm. Remember, if you cannot make it, edit your RSVP to "not going", so we are not waiting for you Looks like a nice fall day to get out there!!!

Walk from East Bowmont Park to the Silver Springs boardwalk and waterfalls.

We will meet on the path at the parking lot. Please dress for the weather and bring water to drink. We will have beautiful views of the trees changing colours so bring your camera! Please remember to change your RSVP to "not going" should your plans change. This will prevent your profile record from incurring a "NO SHOW". This walk will have several hills but we wait at the top for anyone needing a little more time. We will try to stay as a group. This is not a stroll but not a race either. Please check back in case this event is cancelled due to severe weather. By registering for this event, you signify that you're aware of the risks associated with nature hiking and are aware of your physical limits and how they relate to this particular event. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your safety (although we’ll all do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound) and don’t hold the organizer of the hike or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

Living with Beavers - Friends of Fish Creek Beaver Awareness Day

All tickets at the link below are waitlisted. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/living-with-beavers-friends-of-fish-creek-beaver-awareness-day-tickets-121666887937?aff=ebdssbeac Living with Beavers - Saturday, October 3 Enjoy free walking tours and educational opportunities in Fish Creek Provincial Park as part of the Beaver Coexistence Project. No other species, other than humans, have the ability to alter and change the landscape the way that beavers can do. Join the Friends of Fish Creek to view evidence of beaver activity and to increase your knowledge and understanding about this fascinating water-loving mammal. Group sizes will be limited to 10 people and tours will take place at different times throughout the day. Walks will be 1.5 hours in duration, with approximately 40 minutes of walking and 50 minutes to learn about a variety of factors relating to beavers. Topics include beaver basics, beavers' ecological significance, beavers' cultural and spiritual significance, beaver coexistence devices, a tree painting test pilot, and an exhibit at the trailhead to showcase the Friends digital stewardship app. This free event is perfect for families and anyone who like to learn more about nature's engineers.

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