Who's Jane?


Lead a Walk or Become a Volunteer

Jane Jacobs was passionate about community and city life. If you are too, why not design, and lead a walk through your favourite part of Calgary?

Lead A Walk

Who can lead a Walk?

Anyone can lead a Jane’s Walk if they have insight to share and enjoy good conversation.

What makes a walk a Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walks are often walking tours, but they can also be bike rides, poetry readings, performance art, games, and more! There are three things that make a Jane’s Walk a Jane’s Walk:

  1. Jane’s Walks are free, volunteer-led, and open to everyone. There is no registration, fee, or donation associated with leading or participating in a Jane’s Walk. And there’s no cancellation; these are all-weather walks.
  2. Jane’s Walks are non-commercial and non-partisan. They cannot be used to promote a business or a candidate running for office.
  3. Jane’s Walks are dialogues that seek to engage participants in conversation. While walk leaders set out the route and have lots to share, they want conversation and participation too.

How Do I Get Started?

Once you’ve decided to lead a walk, you need to plan a route, develop some talking points for each of your walk stops, create a walk listing on this site, and – once we accept your walk into our festival program – spread the word about it in your community. Learn more.


Volunteer with Jane's Walk


Volunteer Hosts: You will provide the introduction to Jane’s Walk and be available to help the walk leader along the way if they need anything. Pick any of the walks that inspire you and contact us to offer your help.

Volunteer Photographers/Videographers: Help us tell the story of Jane’s Walk Calgary 2018. Pick any of the walks that inspire you and contact us to offer your help.