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Jane’s Walk

Free, locally-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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It’s the perfect weekend to get out and explore as Jane’s Walk returns. With three days of free, locally-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, everyone is encouraged to celebrate their neighbourhood.

Each tour is a walking conversation and can be on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, on almost any topic you can think of.

Jane’s Walk Calgary has been an initiative of Calgary Foundation since 2008 and is presented in partnership with Jane’s Walk International. With 61 citizen-led walks, 25 self-identify as arts and culture, and four specifically are directly correlated to public art in Calgary.

Don’t miss these great walks:

Calgary Stampede Public Art Walk

May 5, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet at Cowboy’s Casino (421 12th Ave. SE)

Did you know that the Stampede’s passion for public art dates back to 1912, when Ed Borein and Charlie Russell showcased their artwork at the Calgary Stampede? This guided tour takes art lovers on a park tour of Stampede Park and ends with a Q&A session with internationally recognized Rainbow Trout artist Jeff de Boer.

Calgary Chinatown Mural Tour

May 5, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW)

Chinatown is a small reflection of China embedded in brilliant culture and exuberant history. Explore its 16 murals that share stories about the roots of the Chinese community in Calgary.

Beltline Murals

May 5, 2018, 1:30pm
Meeting at Tomkins Park (17th Ave. & 8th St. SW)

Street art is a growing trend in cities around the world and Calgary’s own Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) has been installing murals within the Beltline Community. Tour its 2017 murals and get a sneak peak at a few locations for 2018 while having a discussion about the inspirations, controversies, and perspectives on graffiti, murals, and street art.

Public Art at the University of Calgary

May 5, 2018, 1:30pm
Meet in the Lobby of the Taylor Family Digital Library (410 University Ct. NW)

A Jane’s Walk lead by Marina Fischer, here’s your chance to explore public art at the University of Calgary. Each piece makes the campus unique and extends the intellectual life of the university beyond classrooms, labs, and libraries.

10-Minute Plays

May 5 & 6, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet at Theatre Junction GRAND (608 1st St. SW)

Presented in partnership with Theatre Junction, Alberta Theatre Projects, and the Calgary Foundation, local artists share stories of Calgarians famous, no-yet-famous, and wholly imaginary. Featuring six 10-minute performances, participants can travel through time, history, and nature through music, dance, poetry, and drama while exploring Calgary’s story. Walkers are even accompanied by musicians representing the Calgary Performing Arts Festival.

Jane’s Walk returns May 4 to 6, 2018 throughout Calgary. Visit for more details.