Join our volunteer naturalists on outings within and beyond the Calgary. Everyone is welcome – more eyes mean more sightings! Field trips are held throughout the year and visit parks, natural areas and wildlands within the city and in the prairies, foothills and mountains. Field trips are led by Nature Calgary volunteers with local knowledge. Nature Calgary also organizes special trips to explore natural areas beyond Calgary, including bus trips.
Upcoming field trips are listed below. For any questions about the field trips, please contact the field trip leader directly.
Nature Calgary updates the field trips throughout the year to accommodate trail conditions and weather. Become a member for the latest updates or check this page often for trip updates.
Field Trip FAQ
Before the trip
Who can join the field trips?
Who leads the trips?
The field trips are led by volunteers with a passion for nature and for sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with others. Our volunteers have walked the paths before and will try to encourage your interest in natural history. If you are interested in leading a trip, learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
What if the weather is questionable?
If the weather changes for the worse during the trip, the outing may be cut short. And sometimes, trips are extended if the weather is great and everyone is having a good experience.
How much do the field trips cost?
Do I need to RSVP?
Where is the meeting place?
Do I need to sign a waiver?
What should I bring?
Bring appropriate clothing, gear and food for the conditions and expected duration of the field trip. Here is a suggested list:
- Appropriate footwear and clothing
- Sunscreen and hat
- Insect repellent
- Water, snacks and a lunch if going for a full day
Can I bring my dog?
Are there any ethics or etiquette that I should be aware of?
Have more questions? Contact the trip leader directly or send us a message with any general inquiries.
Upcoming Field Trips
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Bird parts of Calgary and east of Calgary for late Fall migrants; early Winter visitors and others. Includes waterfowl, gulls, raptors, and others. Trip will go until about 4:00 pm. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by phone at 403-254-1878, or by email at email@example.com. Bring lunch. Meet at the Fish Creek PP Visitor’s Centre parking Lot off Bowbottom Trail at the entrance to the park. Registration required.Find out more »
Birding West of Calgary. Bring lunch. Expect to be back around 4:00. Meet at Assumption School, 34 Av NW (just N of TCH #1, at Sarcee Tr). Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration required.Find out more »
Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access). Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997. Starting time has been changed to 9 am.Find out more »