About this Walk
Battalion Park, with its whitewashed stone numbers, is located high on the hills overlooking the Signal Hill Shopping Centre in Calgary’s southwest.
Over a hundred years ago, in and around Sarcee Training Camp, young soldiers-in-training took field stones and dotted the landscape with their Battalion numbers and crests. Today, only four of the number glyphs remain. These stone markers were a source of pride for all who returned home from battle as well as a visible reminder for generations to follow that the Great War had been kept far and away from our shores.
Walk with Calgary-based historian Harry Sanders and songwriter/author Phyllis Wheaton to hear how the stones were saved from demolition and their place ensured on the hill.
**Note the walk will involve several sets of stairs with no alternate access**