FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

Winter Walking Schedule in effect.

Scroll down for details on Snowshoeing and Walking.

     Lake Louise Bus Trip - January 27, 2023 - Registration closed.  Scroll down.

Weaselhead Flats      January 20, 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.

snowshoeing

Snowshoeing will focus on winter enjoyment in Calgary and surrounding areas. Outings will vary in time from 2 – 5 hours depending on location. Currently, we have 1 group –  the outing location, pace and length will be geared to the participants.

We are happy and excited to see new members coming out to participate.  Participants should be familiar with putting on and taking off their own snowshoes.  If you search for adjusting your type of snowshoes on YouTube you will probably find videos showing how to fit and adjust the straps.  Please familiarize yourself with the adjustments prior to coming out.  Do a trial run in your own backyard or nearby green belt. 

Locations:
Calgary - Fish Creek areas, Maple Ridge Golf Course
Cross Conservation Area, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb area, Kananaskis Country.

Leisure Group - enjoy 2 hours of snowshoeing; Intermediate Group - over 2 hours.

COME EARLY, HAVE EQUIPMENT ON,  ADJUSTED AND BE READY TO START AT 10:00 AM (unless another start time is posted).

Weather Guidelines: We will snowshoe 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. Come dressed in layers; bring snacks, water (and a lunch - Intermediate Group). Please remember your medical cards, poles, gaiters, snowshoes and icers.

Please check here for changes or cancellations of snowshoeing outings every Friday morning in winter before 8 AM.

Leisure Group:

Friday, January 20, 2023
Start Time:  arrive by 9:40 AM, ready to start at 10:00 AM.
 
Meeting Point: South Glenmore Parking Area West
 
Directions: City Compound/Public Parking lot, 90 Ave adjacent to Oakmount Drive SW.
 
Washrooms: at City Parks Building on the west side of the parking lot.
 
Route: come join Hugh as we explore the Jack Rabbit Trail and Oxbow Trail in Weaselhead. The trails are single track, hidden wooded trails with moderate rolling hills. Physical rating - MODERATE, approximately 6.5 km. Hugh will provide a brief history lesson on Weaselhead Flats at the midway point of our walk.
 
We will be walking so snowshoes are NOT needed. Poles optional, icers recommended.
 
As we plan to snowshoe or walk every Friday at 10:00 AM, weather permitting, we will look at the different options for microspikes, and icetrax.  
 
Leader:  Hugh McMahon
Sweep:   Carol McMahon
                     
Contact & Coordinator:   Laurie Longay, 403-278-5645

Intermediate Group:

Check back here before winter 2022 - 2023.
Contact & Coordinator:   Position Vacant - Volunteer Coordinator needed.  Contact [email protected] if you are able to help.
 

Walking

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.

As of November 2, the winter walking schedule is in effect:

1st Wednesday of the month, meet at Mallard Point in Fish Creek Park (south on Bow Bottom Trail, east on Canyon Meadows Dr. to the parking lot) 

All other Wednesdays, meet at Bow Valley Ranche in Fish Creek Park (south on Bow Bottom Trail, first right into the parking lot)

Leisure Walkers - meet at the near end of the parking lot, Intermediate Walkers at the far end. 

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.

Please bring the following: FLC membership card with emergency info, good walking shoes and water.

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. 

Contact & Coordinator:   Robyn  403-271-0775
 
Winter Coffee Location - for both groups
McDonald's on Bow Bottom Trail, just south of Canyon Meadows Drive SE

Alternate Walks

Ad Hoc Dates - contact us if you would/could lead a walk on an alternate day. 

BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.

When: Birding activities are scheduled in April, May, June.  Remember your binoculars (or camera if you prefer). New birders are welcome.

Birding Coordinator for 2023 has been filled!
 
FLC Seniors Outdoor Club President:

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

Membership Information:

2022 - 2023 memberships are available online only starting September 1, 2022 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])

Upcoming Events

Lake Louise Snowshoe Trip

January 27, 2023

 

 

 

Upcoming Outdoor Club Events

There are no events scheduled.