Inspired by writer and activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk encourages a wide range of people to design and lead a walking tour of an area they know well. Elementary school students, seniors’ clubs, architects, refugee support agencies, artists, urban planners, Indigenous educators, ecologists, and people who make their living through bottle picking have all led Jane’s Walks in Calgary. Walks draw from a huge diversity of local interests and knowledge.
Some Jane’s Walks are designed to explore a theme (wildlife in the city, climate change resiliency, street safety, feminist history, public art, and so on). Others simply aim to shine a little light on a favourite neighbourhood. In either case, Jane’s Walks are fun, free, and informative and depend entirely on volunteers.
Next Jane’s Walk festival: May 2021
Enjoy the virtual Jane’s Walks brought to you by Jane’s Walk leaders passionate about their communities from the Jane’s Walk Calgary (from home!) virtual weekend on our YouTube channel.