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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City Nature Challenge. Britannia Slopes. Plants, insects. From Elbow Dr. go W on 47 Av SW, turn left at Crescent Blvd. Park on Britannia Dr. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403 243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return.Find out more »
Meadowlark Meander at Confluence Park. Meet in the parking lot at Beddington Blvd and Beddington Trail NE. Leader, John McFaul, 403 289-9517.Find out more »
B, S side of Bow River, opposite Bowmont Park. From inner city, follow Bowness Rd W, turning right onto 67 St NW, just before RR tracks. 67th St becomes Bow Cres. Continue to end at Bow Village Cres. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northeast Quadrant. 07:30 am to approx. 7:00 pm. Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. Meeting place will be in NE Calgary . Registered participants will be advised of the meeting location to organise car-pooling prior to the event. Please email Andrew Hart firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday May 8. Leader Andrew Hart. Registration required. * Nature Calgary for the previous two years has offered a series of birding field…Find out more »
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Evening walk. IBS is located at 2425 - 9 Ave SE. From Deerfoot Trail take Blackfoot Tr west, turn left onto 19 St SE then left again onto 9 Ave SE & drive 1 km east to sanctuary entrance. Meet in the parking lot. Leader, Nimali Seneviratne (403) 265-8750.Find out more »
Update (May 6): This event has been cancelled due to a conflict with the May Bird Study Group meeting. Pearce Estate Park. A mid-week evening walk. Bird Pearce Estates Park (Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery). Meet in parking lot. 1440 17A St SE, N off Blackfoot Trail. Leader Phil Cram 403-815-0784.Find out more »
Common Mosses and Liverworts of Calgary. South Glenmore Park. If you know the trees and flowers, it’s time to learn the common bryophytes (Mosses and Liverworts) of our area. This outing will be presented by Sandra Davis, a local Bryologist. The course will run 3-4 hours. Participants would need to bring a 10X hand lens, and there would be a 10-person limit. Meet at: South Glenmore Park, far west parking lot, (90th Ave and Oakmount Dr. SW). Please register with…Find out more »
Votier’s Flats. Birding Fish Creek PP for resident and migrant songbirds and others. May go as far west as Marshall Springs. Meet in the Votier’s Flats Parking Flat at the end of Elbow Drive. Registration required. Either phone leader Terry Korolyk at 403-254-1878, or, e-mail him at email@example.com.Find out more »
Birds and Geology of Edworthy Park. Meet at the west end of the Edworthy Pedestrian Bridge. From North: follow Shaganappi Trail to extreme south end and continue straight into parking lot, walk across the pedestrian bridge to meeting point. From South: Enter Park at west end of Spruce Drive SW and follow road downhill, park just before train tracks, walk across tracks and continue straight, follow the path to the west end of the Pedestrian Bridge. All welcome, Leader Dave Russum, 403-284-4775.Find out more »