FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

Birding is back!  September 21, 2023

Scroll down for details on Birding, Walking and Upcoming Events.

Glenmore Reservoir Challenge      September 13, 2023

 Welcome to the FLC Seniors Outdoor Club. Our club walks throughout the year; bird watching and snowshoeing are seasonal. We also have some special events.

  • All events and activities are for Outdoor Club members only. See Membership Information for how to join at bottom of page (scroll down).
  • We ask that everyone wear their name tag, bring their FLC Seniors membership card and carry their Medical Emergency Card on all outings (medical emergency card is available at the first activity attended) .
  • Information on activities - meeting locations and times are available on this web page.
  • Information about Special Events may be sent through email messages.


We have 2 walking groups: Leisure Walkers (2 levels) and Intermediate Walkers. Join the group which best meets your needs. Both groups are welcoming and social. No Sign Up neededWalks start at 10:00 AM.

Weather Guidelines: We will walk at temperatures up to -15C with no wind, or -10C with a slight wind.  Please check the weather forecast for 10:00 AM. It will be our source for weather.  

Intermediate Walkers

Walks are 8 - 10+ km long, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours long, with variable terrain.

When:  September 27, 10:00 AM

Location:  Cranston, SE Calgary

Meeting Point:  Good Earth Cafe, 356 Cranston Rd. SE, T3M 0S9

Directions: From southbound Deerfoot Trail, take exit 232, right two lanes for Cranston Ave.  Go past the traffic lights and turn right into the shopping centre before the gas station.  Turn right again.  The Good Earth Cafe parking is on the south east side of the strip mall.

Route Details:  Cranston exploration.  Ridge and valley walk in Cranston on paved and unpaved paths. 8 - 10 km, 1.5 - 2 hours. 

Coffee:  Good Earth Cafe or Starbucks inside Sobeys.    

Please bring the following: FLC membership card with emergency info, good walking shoes and water.
Leader:   Marilyn and Donna 587-894-4913
Contact & Coordinator:   Jane  403-287-1593

Leisure Walkers

We are offering two levels of walks. LEVEL 1 will be 1½ hours long and approximately 5 to 6 km. LEVEL 2 will be 1 hour long and approximately 4 to 5 km. 

When:  September 27, 10:00 AM start time (please arrive before 9:55 AM)

Location:  Carburn Park and north towards Glenmore Trail

Meeting Place:  Sue Higgins Dog Park parking lot

Directions:  The Sue Higgins Dog Park parking lot is located at the end of Southland Dr. SE.  This is located east of Blackfoot Trail and Deerfoot Trail. 

Walk Description:  We will walk through the off-leash dog park over to the Regional Pathway system.  Then north and east, over the Harvie Bridge. North to Carburn Park, continuing north toward Glenmore Trail.

Coffee:  McDonald’s on Bow Bottom Trail, south of Canyon Meadows Drive.

Please bring the following: FLC membership card with emergency info, good walking shoes and water.
Leader:   Robyn  403-271-0775
Contact & Coordinator:   Robyn  403-271-0775
Alternate Walks
Ad Hoc Dates - contact us if you would/could lead a walk on an alternate day.
Contact & Coordinator:   Jane  403-287-1593


Welcome to the wonderful hobby of birdwatching on THURSDAYS at 9:30 AM. Learn about some of the 270+ species of birds that call Calgary home. All weekly outings will average 2 hours, and will be held in different parks and natural areas within Calgary. A new park and directions will be posted the weekend prior to the outing. Come join us. Remember to bring your binoculars. A book on birds is helpful but not necessary. (For a helpful source google Fish Creek Bird Checklist). Please remember your medical cards and dress appropriately for the weather.


When:  Thursday, September 21, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location:  Bebo Grove

Bird of the week:  Northern Flicker

Directions:  take Anderson Rd. SW to 24th St. SW. Turn south on 24th St and go through the roundabout straight down into the park. Meet in the parking lot.

Leader:  Carol  403-465-0226

Weather guidelines: the outing will be cancelled if it is raining. Please check the weather forecast for 10:00 AM. It will be our source for weather.

Please check here for changes or cancellations of birdwatching outings every Thursday morning before 9 AM.

Birding Coordinator:  Carol Stokes  403-465-0226


Snowshoeing has finished for the season and will resume next winter.  No more outings are planned.  Thanks to Laurie and all the snowshoe/icer leaders for a great season.  We hope to see all of you again next winter. 

Contact & Coordinator:
Intermediate Snowshoeing Coordinator:   Bob MacNeill  780-505-0000
A Leisure Snowshoeing Coordinator is needed for the upcoming season.  Contact Sue Wilson, as below, if you can help.
FLC Seniors Outdoor Club President:

Contact:   Sue Wilson, 
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

Membership Information:

2023 - 2024 memberships are available online only starting September 1, 2023 for renewals and new members.  Payment to be made by credit card.

FLC Seniors membership is $15.00; the Outdoor Club membership is $5.00. This is done through the FLC website - Membership. Go to Membership Info, Renew or Sign Up Online. Select Activities - Sign Up. Select Outdoor Club from List.  

For more information:

Contact:   Diane Philie  403-999-5225

Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

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