E-Scooters Back to Calgary for Summer 2021

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

E-Scooters are come back to Calgary for the summer beginning this weekend! Two companies have been awarded a permit to operate: Bird Canada Neuron Canada To help alleviate sidewalk congestion, e-Scooters are now permitted on roadways with lower volumes of traffic, such as 13 Ave S.W. You can ride shared e-Scooters on the bicycle lanes, pathways, and empty roadways and …

Tips to Avoid Bear Encounters

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Do the following to avoid bear encounters: Remain alert. Shouting regularly or singing loudly is far more effective than using bear bells. Keep your ears open. Do not wear headphones or earbuds while on trails. Watch for fresh bear signs. Tracks, digs, droppings and carrion indicate that a bear may have been in the area. Leave the area if the …

About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

Daily / Yearly Pass Required to Kananaskis Country Starting June 1

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Starting June 1, 2021, you are required to purchase a daily or yearly Kananaskis Conservation Pass to experience Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley Corridor. All vehicles stopping in these areas will need to purchase a pass to support conservation efforts in these areas. Buy your pass online and register your licence plate starting June 1. No stickers or hangtags …

Calgary’s Rivers & Creeks – Bow River

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Large rivers have been important to people throughout history. Many large cities develop and thrive along them. Rivers provide us with water for drinking and cooking useful travel corridors abundant resources, such as game animals Generally, archaeologists consider the land around rivers to have very high potential for archaeological sites. The Bow River’s headwaters is located at Bow Lake in …

Be Prepared for Bear Encounters

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It’s past mid-May and once again the bear season. Bears are cute but also seriously dangerous. Before you go out on a hiking or camping trip, do the following to get prepared for bear encounters: carry bear spray, have it accessible, and know how to use it make noise (playing music, singing aloud, clapping hands, etc.) and travel in groups …

❄️ Catch the Last Weekend of Chinook Blast ❄️

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Have you checked out Chinook Blast? This upcoming weekend is the last weekend to experience the open, outdoor winter fun at Calgary’s midwinter round up. What is Chinook Blast? A free outdoor winter event where local artists illuminate our winter weekend in the Chinook Blast Hub as well as partner art sites around downtown Calgary. Enjoy outdoor art and light …