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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Nature Challenge. Confluence Park. Plants. Will last 2 to 3 hours. Located W of Deerfoot Tr, E of the Airport. Go N on Deerfoot Trail. After 64thAv, exit onto Beddington Tr. It crosses over Deerfoot Tr.. At 1st light, at Beddington Blvd, turn right into parking lot. Leader, Karel Bergmann, 403-285-2380.Find out more »
Bird Frank Lake. Bring lunch Meet at the first Parking Lot in the Glenfield area of east Fish Creek PP in Calgary. The Glenfield area is in the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Drive-Macleod Trail intersection and is accessed via Bannister Road. Leader Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754Find out more »
City Nature Challenge. Carburn Park.Birds, plants, butterflies. On 18 St SE, S from Glenmore Tr SE, turn right at 2nd stoplight; ignoring cul de sacs, then left at 2nd intersection. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
City Nature Challenge. Carburn Park. Birds, plants, butterflies. On 18 St SE, S from Glenmore Tr SE, turn right at 2nd stoplight; ignoring cul de sacs, then left at 2nd intersection. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
City Nature Challenge. Garden, 300 plant species, insects. 420 Brunswick Av SW. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248. Anytime after 6 pm.Find out more »
City Nature Challenge. North Glenmore Park. Birds, butterflies, snakes.Meet in Weaselhead Parking Lot, 37 St SW & 66 Av SW. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
City Nature Challenge. Garden, 300 plant species, insects. 420 Brunswick Av SW. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.Find out more »
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 »