About this Walk

Why was the SW ring road planned through a First Nations reserve? How did the Weaselhead come to be owned by the City of Calgary? Why are Unexploded Ordnance being found in the Elbow river valley?

This walk will explore the history of the SW Ring Road and of the Weaselhead; one of the most historically rich areas of Calgary.

Travel along the first Provincial highway that was built through the Tsuut’ina Nation reserve over 115 years ago (with origins dating back even before the signing of Treaty 7) and through land that was purchased in the 1930s for the Glenmore Reservoir. See where the Canadian Military operated Western Canada’s largest WWI training camp, and explore the legacy of disputed land ownership and unexploded ordnance that years of military use has left behind. Visit one of the quietest corners of the city, experience where the SW Ring Road is planned to be built, and look at the role that future economic development for the Tsuut’ina Nation has played in getting the road approved.

Quadrant: SW
Meeting Place: Weaselhead Parking Lot, (corner of 66th Ave and 37th St SW)
Finish Point: Weaselhead Parking Lot, (corner of 66th Ave and 37th St SW)
Walk Duration: 2.5 Hours
Areas of Interest: History, Environment
Led By: Jesse Salus
Look for: I'll be holding a sign in the parking lot
Inner City: No