Walking Groups of Edmonton

Walk-Infographic1There are so many mental and physical benefits to walking and hiking. From improved circulation to stress relief, it’s simply good to get out and move. The greatest thing about walking is that it’s accessible to everyone; you simply lace up your shoes and head out the door. If you’re like me, I like having some company while I’m traipsing around town so it’s great to connect with friends and walking groups to add a more social dynamic.

Here are a few but not the only walking groups I found in Edmonton for my column on CBC Radio:

Meetup.com Edmonton Hiking/Walking Meetup Group: This group meets on a every Thursday at the overflow parking lot at the Royal Glenora Club. Make sure you register in the link so they know the number of people that are going.

Meetup.com Edmonton Off Leash Walking Group: You know your pup loves to walk and socialize too! This walking group meets at different off leash park locations in Edmonton.

uwalk.ca: this group is an initiative started by researchers at the University of Alberta. After signing up on the website, you have access to a community of people who are doing thee to six week walking challenges for distance, time, and number of steps. You can chose to join a group or start a new one.

Waskahegan Trail Association: did you know that the Edmonton and surrounding area has a 309 km trail that travels across both public and private land? The Waskahegan Trail Association not only has regular meet ups to hike five to fifteen kilometer stretches, they are also responsible for maintaining the trail mapping out all of the routes.

Volkssport Association of Alberta: This is a group that meets on a weekly basis at a variety of locations in the Edmonton region. There is a membership fee but it’s waived for the first few walks.

Running Room: This company has been well known for running groups but are also great for walking groups too. Their groups are usually looped into a race to ensure that there is a goal. Check out their library of training programs too!

About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.


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