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Jane’s Walk Calgary

In our first decade of Jane’s Walk Calgary, over 250 volunteer walk leaders and thousands of participants connected with our communities through free guided walking tours.  Last year alone, our festival weekend saw 82 walks in various neighbourhoods across Calgary on topics as diverse as skateboarding, urban design, and climate change resiliency.  We can’t wait to see what our 2018 festival weekend brings! Preparations are underway now.

Jane’s Walk Calgary has been an initiative of Calgary Foundation since 2008, in partnership with Jane’s Walk International.

Ways You Can Participate

1) Volunteer to lead a walk

Volunteer to lead a walk on the day of your choice. Read this overview to understand what’s involved and then contact us to talk about your walk idea.

2) Volunteer to help

We need volunteer photographers and hosts. Pick any of the walks that inspire you and contact us to offer your help.

3) Join a Jane’s Walk during the festival weekend: May 4-5-6.

The full program of walks will be listed on this website. Find a walk or two that interest you, read the details provided in their listing, and simply show up. Jane’s Walks are free and no registration is required.

A Global Movement

Jane’s Walks are free, locally-led walking tours inspired by legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where traditional tours tend to be walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is a walking conversation. Leaders design their route, share their knowledge, and welcome conversation.

Walks can be serious, funny, informative, or exploratory; understanding the history of an area, or an insider’s look at what’s happening there right now.  Anyone can lead a walk if they have insight to share and enjoy good conversation–because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!