Calgary is known as a walking city, and it’s hard to not whip out your camera when you’re in many of it’s urban parks. To learn more about some of Calgary’s best walking locations along over 500 km of paved pathways, attend the presentation “Discover Calgary’s Best Walks with author Lori Beattie.” This visual presentation will focus on the very best walks in Calgary. You’ll discover the benefits of this walking city, like meeting your neighbors and experiencing the fresh air and nature. You’ll also learn about Lori’s Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Whether you hit the trails before or after Lori’s presentation, make sure to bring your camera with you. Submit your photos to our 2016-2017 Calgary’s Parks ‘n’ Paths Photo Contest. The contest closes on May 20. Entry is free, and you can submit an unlimited number of photos you’ve taken in Calgary’s parks or on Calgary’s paths. Our sponsors are offering amazing prizes.
- Grand prize: $500 gift certificate to Norseman Outdoor Specialist
- Second Place Prize: Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino and Rockies Heli Canada getaway: 2 Night’s Accommodation & Buffet dinner for 2 people, Continental breakfast, $200 gift certificate for a heli tour
If you’re looking for additional photo content opportunities, then you’ll want to enter the 3rd Annual Friends of Fish Creek Photography Contest as well. Each contestant can enter up to 10 photos, which must all be taken in Fish Creek Provincial Park. As the second largest urban park in Canada, Fish Creek Provincial Park is a popular location for walking and is also full of photo ops.
Categories for the FOFC Photography Contest include wildlife, macro (close up shots), black and white, and landscape. Vistek will be giving away some wonderful prizes! All proceeds will directly support the Friends’ stewardship and educational activities in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Click here for more details and to enter.