What we're about
Please read the waiver and other documents at the bottom of the About Page https://www.meetup.com/CalgaryBanffHikingMeetup/about/ (You may have to use a browser to access files.) If you're new to Meetup, take the time to learn about the site on mobile and browser; global, group, and event-specific actions; notification settings, etc.
Every group, organizer, and trip is independent and different. Read carefully and ask questions. We aim to create a safe and enjoyable space for people and wildlife. Please provide feedback, first, directly to your organizer, and then to me. Often there may be a misunderstanding underlying a concern.
First created in 2006, this group is focused on sharing the natural environment with group-minded people for year-round activities from walks to scrambles, to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, appreciate the company, and occasionally socialize off-trail. As of end of 2020, I've organized about 320 trips through Meetup and enjoyed/led hundreds more outside of Meetup, plus other organizers have also organized some trips.
We encourage our members to learn about conservation issues and provide your input into issues affecting our natural places. We are loving our natural spaces to death.
Our trips tend to be smaller groups and slower-paced (but of course pace is relative). No-shows are bad!
I'm trying to keep it informal and friendly. At the same time, I'm trying to create a certain kind of group: there are a bunch of rules, guidelines, and a waiver. Read the whole trip description please.
Be prepared, be safe, and care for yourself, each other, and the environment.
I encourage you to have a profile with a photo of yourself, and a unique name so we can find you and remember you better.
Only people who are listed as "Organizer" or "Co-organizer" can speak on behalf of the Group.
If that all sounds good to you, then welcome, and I hope to meet you on a trip soon.