May Madness With Mandy

May Madness With Mandy

Join Mandy, owner of Canmore based Active by Nature for an introduction to Nordic walking. These sessions are being offered FREE for Canmore residents in May. Sessions will be limited to a minimum of two and a maximum of four people to ensure appropriate social distancing. Nordic walking is an excellent COVID activity this spring, turning a simple walk around your neighbourhood or on the town trails into a super-charged total-body workout…. like taking the gym with you. Try it… here is your chance. Sign up on Facebook or if you are not on Facebook, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is a limit of one session per person, unless space is available at the last minute. Nordic walking poles are provided & cleaned with a disinfectant between each use.  The meeting place is the lobby of the Malcolm Hotel.  We will be using the beautiful trails in and around Spring Creek for these one hour sessions.

In order to participate, you must be healthy and free of any COVID-19 symptoms, not travelled outside of the Bow Valley this month and must be practising social distancing at all times.

Here are the dates:

Tue, May 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wed, May 13, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu, May 14, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tue, May 19, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wed, May 20, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Thu, May 21, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tue, May 26, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, May 27, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, May 28, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What to wear & bring (Spring, Summer, Fall):

  1. Wear comfy casual clothes.
  2. Bring a warm extra layer & rain jacket, just in case.
  3. Running shoes are fine while light trail or hiking shoes provide even more support and are ideal.
  4. Please no flip-flops or sandals.
  5. Leave purses at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along.
  6. Don't forget your water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent and your camera.

What to wear & bring (Winter):

  1. Wear a long sleeve t-shirt/thermal underwear top plus 1 or 2 layers (i.e.: light fleece top, heavier fleece top) & a wind/waterproof shell. Heavy winter parkas and snow pants are usually too warm.
  2. Wear winter boots or lined hiking boots. Icers, which go over your footwear to prevent slipping, are provided when necessary.
  3. Leave purses at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along.
  4. Bring water, gloves/mitts, a hat/headband, scarf/buff/neck warmer, tissues/handkerchief, sunglasses and don't forget your camera!

Reserve OnLine:

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simply click the "Book Now" button, select your preferred date to check availability, 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 Waiver:

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:

View the Waiver

Your Health & Physical Activity Readiness:

We ask guests who are experiencing cold symptoms and symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and practice self-isolation under the direction of the appropriate governing body. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds are given if a cancellation is received 24 hours or more prior to the clinic or tour date. No refunds are given with less than 24 hours notice. Clinics/tours go rain or shine. If the weather is extreme, then it may be cancelled with a full refund given.

Malcolm Hotel

Canmore Public Parking


Parking is available on-street or in public lots throughout Canmore. It is a good idea to arrive early on busy days to locate suitable parking.

Malcolm Hotel - Onsite


Restrooms are available at the Malcolm hotel in the lobby.

Canmore Public Restrooms


Public restrooms are available within a short walk:

Canmore Public Restrooms - Trailheads


Public pit toilets are available at all trailheads.

Canmore Various

Where to meet:

Starting locations will vary seasonally with instructions included in your booking confirmation.


Parking options will vary by location with details included in your booking confirmation.

Tour Canmore

Various Canmore Trailheads

Canmore Walking Tour 1.5 Hour

Canmore Walking Tour 3 Sisters

Hikes Cognito Form

Winter Hikes Cognito Form

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