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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our guidelines for field trips and events are regularly changing. Please see our latest COVID update for the latest information.
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
Bird North Glenmore Park. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW or from 37 St. Please register with leader […]
Bird Bowmont Park. (Fournier Residence) 85th ST NW and 51 Ave NW Google Maps 51.102295, -114.209134 Please register with leader: Kaya Konopnicki Register Here The Nature Calgary Board has […]
Bird Confederation Park. Meet at Rosemont Community Hall parking lot, 2807-10th Street NW. Located on the west side of 10th Street in Confederation Park. Please register with leader: Jean-Francois Amiot […]
Bird Lafarge Meadows FCPP. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. Please register with leader: Anne Belton at ibelton*@*telus.net or 587-223-7339. The Nature Calgary […]
Bird Frank Lake. Meet at the NW lookout/blind parking lot OUTSIDE the gate at 9:00. We will walk the area for a couple of hours and (subject to time and […]
Bird Lafarge Meadows. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. Please register with leader: Kaya Konopnicki: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nature-calgary-birding-lafarge-meadows-tickets-150096160657
Bird Lafarge Meadows. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. Please register with leader: Kaya Konopnicki: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/copy-of-nature-calgary-birding-lafarge-meadows-tickets-150100024213
Bird Dale Hodges Park, NW Calgary. From 16 Ave NW take Home Road north to 52nd Street NW, turn left and then the first right into the parking lot behind […]
Confluence Park (West Nose Creek Park) Meadowlark Meander. Meet in the parking lot at Beddington Blvd. and Beddington Trail NE. Please register with leader John McFaul at alpnglo*@*telus.net or 403 […]
Bird Mallard Point. Meet in parking lot at far east end of Canyon Meadows Dr. SE. Please register with leader: Anne Belton at ibelton*@*telus.net or 587-223-7339. The Nature Calgary Board […]