The City of Calgary’s Wildland parks and Provincial parks are protected pockets of indigenous, wild plants, some even endangered. Many of these plants were used for hundreds of years by the First peoples of this land and the early European settlers. These protected areas give us easy access to native populations of local, native, edible plants.
Learn to identify 5 native plants, their uses and the habitat they grow in on these walks, to the various eco-systems. Knowing how to recognize the plants in the early and late season is often the most difficult. Once you know them, it is much easier to observe their growing season and follow the early spring, summer and fall edible species that grow in southern Alberta’s endangered landscapes.
Price per person $45
Time: 3 hrs
March 18 – NoseHill Park - Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
April 8 – North Weaslehead Park – Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
April 15 – Bowmont park, from Bowness park – Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
April 22 - South Weaslehead park – Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
May 20 – Edworthy Park north side of the river – Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 26 – Fish Creek Provincial Park - Voiter flats – Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Thank you so much for conducting such a great nature walk around the Leighton Centre. I can't wait to go back and paint in some of the locations we walked through, incorporating the flowers we saw." - Dorothy