FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

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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 and carry their Medical Emergency Card on all outings (medical emergency card is available at the first activity attended) .
  • NO PETS are allowed at our activities.
  • 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. Check this web page for changes or cancellations 2 hours before an outing. For winter walking, have "icers" on hand, in case pathways are slippery.  Icers, also known as ice cleats or ice spikes are essential for providing traction and stability when walking on icy or slippery surfaces during the winter months.

Leisure Walkers
Leisure Walkers: 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, with variable terrain.

Date:  May 1, 2024

Time:  10:00 AM start (please arrive by 9:55 AM)

Location:  South Glenmore Park (Westbound)

Meeting Point:  South Glenmore Park parking lot (east entrance)

Driving Directions:  Go west on 90 Ave. SW to 24 St. SW.  Turn right into the park at 24 St. If coming from the south, go north on 24 St. SW, which goes right into the park.  Once inside the park, take the 1st. Left.  If you miss it you will end up at the Sailing Club.  Meet on the grass area at the north end of the parking lot by the picnic table.

Route Details:  We will walk westbound on paved pathway to the top of the hill that goes down to the Weaselhead, returning the same way.  The 1.5 hour walkers will continue east on the upper Glenmore path for the last portion of the walk.

Coffee:  A & W on 24 St. SW and Southland Drive SW in the Oakridge/Co-Op shopping centre.  Access is either on 24 St. SW or around the corner on Southland Dr. SW.

Please bring the following: Your Name Tag (provided at first walk), good walking shoes and water.

Leader:          Robyn 403-271-0775
Coordinator:  Robyn 403-271-0775
Intermediate Walkers

Intermediate Walkers: Walks are 8 - 10+ km long, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours long.

Date:  May 1, 2024

Time:  10:00 AM

Location:  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Meeting Point:  2425 9 Ave. SE, T2G 4T4, Bird Sanctuary parking lot

Driving Directions:  From Northbound Deerfoot Trail, take exit 254, to merge on to 17 Ave. SE.  Turn left onto 19 St. SE.  Turn left again, onto 9 Ave. SE.  Continue to end, parking lot is on the right.

Route Details:  We will walk south, from the Bird Sanctuary, along the Bow River, returning the same way.  Approximately 6 – 8 km, 1 ½ - 2 hours.

Coffee:  To be determined.

Please bring the following: Your Name Tag (provided at first walk), good walking shoes and water.
Leader:         Diane  403-999-5225
Coordinator:  Jane  403-287-1593
Alternate Walks
Ad Hoc Dates - contact us if you would/could lead a walk on an alternate day.
Contact & Coordinator:   Jane  403-287-1593


We are looking for a volunteer to lead the group.
Calling all nature enthusiasts!  Are you passionate about birds and the great outdoors? We are looking for a volunteer birdwatching leader to inspire others to explore the avian world around us. 
The leader is responsible for organizing the weekly excursions to various parks and natural sites around Calgary. 
If you require more information about the role, please contact Carol Stokes at [email protected].

Birding Coordinator:  to be found

New - Bird watching events are planned for May 2, 9, and 16.  Join John McFaul, a professional naturalist, for guided birding tours in Fish Creek or Carburn Park.  Group size is limited.  See Upcoming Events for more details and to Sign Up using the Green Button.


We have 2 groups: Leisure and Intermediate.
The Leisure group: 1 - 2 hours of snowshoeing within Calgary. Pace and length will be geared towards the participants.
The Intermediate group: 2 - 5 hours. Outings will be both in and out of Calgary (Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb, Kananaskis).

Snowshoeing will focus on winter enjoyment. Participants are expected to arrive early to put equipment on and adjust it, and be ready to start at 10:00 AM (unless another time is posted). For anyone new to snowshoeing, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with your equipment at home or nearby green belt before attending an outing.

We will snowshoe at temperatures up to -15 C with no wind, or -10 C with slight wind. Come dressed in layers, bring snacks and water (lunch for intermediate group). It is suggested that participants also bring micro spikes or icers in case conditions are not conducive to snowshoeing.

Please remember your Name Tag, poles, gaiters (intermediate).

Leisure snowshoeing
 Winter Wrap Up

Leisure snowshoeing has come to an end, but as one door closes another door opens.  The warmer and longer days will allow folks to pursue springtime activities.  A big thank you to the leads for making snowshoeing possible and rolling with the punches that Old Man Winter threw out.  Kudos, to all who attended, even if only once.

Leisure Snowshoeing Coordinator:  Deana Michtich  text 403-680-3286

Intermediate snowshoeing

Winter Wrap Up
Intermediate Snowshoeing Coordinator:  Bob MacNeill  780-505-0000

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])

Upcoming Events

May 02 2024 Birding Walk with John Mcfaul.  Registration starts April 22 2024.

Wiener Roast June 26, 2024