We explore, appreciate and share in natural areas in and around Calgary.

Exploring birds, plants and natural areas in Calgary since 1955.

Nature Calgary is a community of Calgarians that promotes the preservation of natural habitats, provides educational opportunities and supports the collection of natural history observations. Together we learn, explore and share. Everyone is invited to join us.


Our monthly Speaker Series and study groups include researchers, natural history specialists and Nature Calgary members who have experiences and knowledge to share.


Join us for field trips and excursions in and beyond Calgary. Every trip is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. We have events for all ages – including our popular Nature Kids.


There are many opportunities to share your passion with our members and throughout Calgary – lead a field trip, speak at an event or represent Nature Calgary out in the community.


Nature Calgary was at the Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show

Board member JP Gravel attended the 2018 Rock 'n' Fossil Road Show on behalf of Nature Calgary.  Robert MacNaughton, a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, wrote this about the event: The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show was a success. GSC had ten...

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Free birding software for young birders

Young birders can use the Thayer Birding Software to identify and track birds in their backyard. Pete Thayer, president of Thayer Software, has provided Nature Calgary with software access codes so young birders (children and youth up to Grade 12) can use the software...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 27

Bird North Glenmore Park – October 2018

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 28

South of Calgary to Pine Coulee Reservoir

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nov 07

Bird Study Group November 2018

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
Calgary Alberta
Nov 10

Birding in and east of Calgary

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 10

Annual Banquet 2018

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Calgary Alberta

Calendar of Events

Nature Calgary hosts volunteer-led events throughout the year. View our Calendar of Events for the latest events.

Event Updates

Due to weather or conditions, events may be revised or cancelled. Any events with recent updates are listed below.

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November 2018

Bebo Grove in Fish Creek PP – CANCELLED

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bebo Grove, Fish Creek Provincial Park, 13610 24 St SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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This event is cancelled due to the road into Bebo Grove is closed.  A new trip is scheduled for the same day - Bird Votier's Flats in Fish Creek Provincial Park Take Glenmore Tr SW to 14 St SW. Go S on 14 St to Anderson Rd. Turn right (West) and go to 24 St SW. Turn left (South) and follow it to its end in the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961

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Bird Votier’s Flats in Fish Creek PP

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

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Field Trips

Over 100 outings every year to natural areas within Calgary and beyond.

Speakers and Presentations

Special guests share their research, experiences and insights in our Speaker Series and Bird Study Group.

Nature Kids

Learn and enjoy nature as a family with outdoor activities, games and kid-friendly presentations.

Nature Calgary is for all Calgarians

We are a non-profit and volunteer-run organization that connects Calgarians with nature. Everyone is welcome to learn, explore and share.