The purpose of this introductory 90 min. session, offered year round, is for you to learn correct Nordic Walking technique. A popular misconception is that Nordic Walking is simply walking with poles. Nothing could be farther from reality! There is a specific technique to be learned in order to perfect the plant, push, propel actions that turn a walk into a turbo-charged aerobic activity. Learn more here & be sure to watch the 1 minute video.
This session is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. Minimum age is 12. The walks will take place in scenic locales near the town centre, with minimal elevation change. But the scenery will be outstanding so be sure to bring your camera for a photo stop or two!
The focus of these small group sessions is proper use of the equipment and proper Nordic walking technique. By the time you are finished, you'll have all the information you need to use your poles on your own, with friends, or on more adventurous outings with other Adventure Hub partners. Indeed, if you wish to continue with an exploration of all Canmore has to offer, I can provide a 50% discount on booking your group of 2 - 4 people a unique & thoroughly entertaining Mystery Town Tour, a self-guided walking (or cycling) tour using your smart phone.
COST: $35 includes use of poles (plus ice cleats in the winter)
What to wear & bring (Spring, Summer, Fall):
- Wear comfy casual clothes.
- Bring a warm extra layer & rain jacket, just in case.
- Running shoes are fine while light trail or hiking shoes provide even more support and are ideal.
- Please no flip-flops or sandals.
- Leave purses at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along.
- Don't forget your water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent and your camera.
Where to meet:
Malcolm Hotel lobby - 321 Spring Creek Dr.
Parking: Nearby, on road
Washrooms: In hotel lobby
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm,
Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm,
Sundays, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
.... or by appointment with minimum group of 4 people.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simply click on different dates on the calendar first to see what is available then select the experience you would like to reserve, fill in your personal details and then make a secure payment via credit card. The system will automatically send you a confirmation of your session with the relevant details.
Liability waivers are a necessary part of any commercial activity experience. I recommend that you take the time now to review this legal document that you will be required to sign before we start our clinic or walk together: Waiver
Your Physical Activity Readiness:
For almost everyone, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any risks. For some individuals, special advice from a Qualified Exercise or health care provider is advisable before becoming more active. This questionnaire is intended for all ages – to help move you along the path to becoming more physically active. Please review this questionnaire if you have concerns about your health or fitness level for participating in Nordic walking.
Full refunds are given if a cancellation is received 48 hours or more prior to the clinic or tour date. No refunds are given with less than 48 hours notice. Clinics/tours go rain or shine. If the weather is extreme, then it may be cancelled with a full refund given.