Jane's Walk Lethbridge

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Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

Jane’s Walk takes place in many cities around the world. Everyone is welcome to join in a free walk exploring the history and stories that shape our everyday urban experience. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.

Held annually on the first weekend of May, the event was created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs. In 2018, Lethbridge hosted 8 walks in all corners of the City with over 300 participants.

Ways You Can Get Involved

1. Volunteer to lead a Walk

Volunteer to lead a walk on the day of your choice. If you are interested but need help getting started, contact us or download the Jane's Walk Lethbridge Starter Kit. If you're ready to submit your Walk information, fill out the Jane's Walk Submission Form!

2. Volunteer to help

Volunteer for one or many of the walks to share event information and to take pictures. If you're interested, fill out the Volunteer Sign-up Form!

3. Join a Jane's Walk on May 3, 4 & 5

Regularly check this website to find all the Walks that are of interest to you and simply show up! Registration is not required.



Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

Jane’s Walk takes place in many cities around the world. Everyone is welcome to join in a free walk exploring the history and stories that shape our everyday urban experience. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.

Held annually on the first weekend of May, the event was created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs. In 2018, Lethbridge hosted 8 walks in all corners of the City with over 300 participants.

Ways You Can Get Involved

1. Volunteer to lead a Walk

Volunteer to lead a walk on the day of your choice. If you are interested but need help getting started, contact us or download the Jane's Walk Lethbridge Starter Kit. If you're ready to submit your Walk information, fill out the Jane's Walk Submission Form!

2. Volunteer to help

Volunteer for one or many of the walks to share event information and to take pictures. If you're interested, fill out the Volunteer Sign-up Form!

3. Join a Jane's Walk on May 3, 4 & 5

Regularly check this website to find all the Walks that are of interest to you and simply show up! Registration is not required.



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  • Downtown Public Art Jane Walk

    7 months ago
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    Friday May 3rd at 2:00-4:00pm

    Meet at: Rotary Square at Casa – 230-8th St S


    Guided tour of installed public art works throughout Downtown Lethbridge!

    Walk Leader Bios:
    Suzanne Lint is the Executive Director of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge and sits on the City of Lethbridge Art Committee. She has been highly involved in the evolution of the City’s Civic Art Policy, Public Art Master Plan and the Percent for Art Public Art Policy. Lint is invested in the local arts community as both an artist and an arts administrator. This duality allows Lint to provide a unique...

    Friday May 3rd at 2:00-4:00pm

    Meet at: Rotary Square at Casa – 230-8th St S


    Guided tour of installed public art works throughout Downtown Lethbridge!

    Walk Leader Bios:
    Suzanne Lint is the Executive Director of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge and sits on the City of Lethbridge Art Committee. She has been highly involved in the evolution of the City’s Civic Art Policy, Public Art Master Plan and the Percent for Art Public Art Policy. Lint is invested in the local arts community as both an artist and an arts administrator. This duality allows Lint to provide a unique perspective into the Public Art Process in Lethbridge and the unique considerations for our community in regards to weather, community and collaboration.
    George Kuhl is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). George has recently retired as the City of Lethbridge Downtown Revitalization Manager. In that capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day and long-term operations of City Council’s Heart of Our City Standing Committee.
    Over his 40 years as a community planner and avid traveler, George has formed professional and personal interests in public art. He believes the presence of murals, sculptures and other expressions of artistic endeavour within the “public realm”, has the power to inform, enrich, animate and entertain. The cumulative effect of our public art collection becomes an expression of who we are as a community.

  • Snakes on the Plains

    7 months ago
    Snakes on the plains

    Friday May 3rd at 4:30-5:30pm

    Meet at: the corner of Riverstone Blvd West and Grand River Blvd West

    Discover more about rattlesnakes and why they call this part of the city home. Enjoy a walk along the coulee edge and learn more about sharing your neighborhood with snakes as well as how to snake-proof your yard.


    Fun for kids and dogs are welcome!

    Walk ending at Stonecrest Pt. West (across from Stonecrest Terrace West)

    Walk leader:
    Ken Moore, a naturalist who specializes in snakes. He volunteers with the Helen Schuler Nature Centre and is past president of the Friends of...

    Friday May 3rd at 4:30-5:30pm

    Meet at: the corner of Riverstone Blvd West and Grand River Blvd West

    Discover more about rattlesnakes and why they call this part of the city home. Enjoy a walk along the coulee edge and learn more about sharing your neighborhood with snakes as well as how to snake-proof your yard.


    Fun for kids and dogs are welcome!

    Walk ending at Stonecrest Pt. West (across from Stonecrest Terrace West)

    Walk leader:
    Ken Moore, a naturalist who specializes in snakes. He volunteers with the Helen Schuler Nature Centre and is past president of the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society. Ken has delivered snake safety talks for the past 10 years throughout Southern Alberta.

  • Revitalizing Downtown YQL

    7 months ago
    Lethbridge downtown

    Friday May 3rd at 5pm

    Meet at: Festival Square - 310 6 St S

    Join our team of walk leaders in the exploration of Downtown Revitalization! Get a behind the scenes look at exciting projects including 3rd Avenue Reconstruction, Cycling Corridor Improvements, Public Realm improvements, Downtown Park n Ride, new private developments, and a dive into some of Downtown's most historic buildings. If you are interested in the future of Downtown this walk is for you!

    Walk Leader Bios:
    The Walk will be led by 4 City of Lethbridge staff members who all have an active role in the revitalization...

    Friday May 3rd at 5pm

    Meet at: Festival Square - 310 6 St S

    Join our team of walk leaders in the exploration of Downtown Revitalization! Get a behind the scenes look at exciting projects including 3rd Avenue Reconstruction, Cycling Corridor Improvements, Public Realm improvements, Downtown Park n Ride, new private developments, and a dive into some of Downtown's most historic buildings. If you are interested in the future of Downtown this walk is for you!

    Walk Leader Bios:
    The Walk will be led by 4 City of Lethbridge staff members who all have an active role in the revitalization of Downtown Lethbridge.

    Andrew Malcolm is the Urban Revitalization Manager and is tasked with leading the design, planning, transformation, and revitalization of Lethbridge's existing neighbourhoods including downtown.

    Ross Kilgour is a Sr. Community Planner who handles the heritage planning portfolio and works closely with the Historic Places Advisory Committee on implementing the heritage management plan including designations and restorations.

    Kevin Deaust is a Development Officer who is tasked with reviewing the majority of the development proposals in the Downtown for conformity with the City of Lethbridge's land use rules and regulations.

    Adam St. Amant is a Transportation Engineer who manages many of the cycling infrastructure projects that are being proposed in and around Downtown.

  • Jane's Ride 2019 - Cycling Through History

    7 months ago
    Jane's ride 2019

    Friday May 3rd at 6:30pm

    Meet at: 6th Ave 9th Street S, Lethbridge

    Join this family-friendly ride through Lethbridge history, suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

    This year’s speakers include Andrew Chernevych, Jane Edmundson, Kevin MacLean, Paige Rosner and Ross Kilgour. The route will take cyclists down the 7th Avenue Bike Boulevard towards Henderson Lake, with the ride ending at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden for tea!

    Walk Speakers:
    Andrew Chernevych, archivist, Galt Museum
    Jane Edmundson, local history cool cat
    Kevin MacLean, collections manager, Galt Museum
    Paige Rosner, program manager, Natural Leaders Project (Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
    Ross Kilgour,...

    Friday May 3rd at 6:30pm

    Meet at: 6th Ave 9th Street S, Lethbridge

    Join this family-friendly ride through Lethbridge history, suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

    This year’s speakers include Andrew Chernevych, Jane Edmundson, Kevin MacLean, Paige Rosner and Ross Kilgour. The route will take cyclists down the 7th Avenue Bike Boulevard towards Henderson Lake, with the ride ending at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden for tea!

    Walk Speakers:
    Andrew Chernevych, archivist, Galt Museum
    Jane Edmundson, local history cool cat
    Kevin MacLean, collections manager, Galt Museum
    Paige Rosner, program manager, Natural Leaders Project (Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
    Ross Kilgour, community planner, City of Lethbridge

    Walk Leader:
    BikeBridge Cycling Association - our mission is to inspire, facilitate and celebrate cycling as a means of transportation in Lethbridge. Learn more at www.bikebridge.ca

  • Get to Know the New Legacy Park

    7 months ago
    Legacy park

    Friday May 3rd at 7pm

    Meet at: 400 Blackwolf Blvd N - North of Uplands - East Parking Lot

    Dave Ellis, City of Lethbridge Parks Manager, will provide a guided tour of the new Legacy Park, and will provide details of Phase II Construction happening this for Spring/Summer.

    Expect uneven terrain, definitely fun for kids and dogs are welcome!

    Friday May 3rd at 7pm

    Meet at: 400 Blackwolf Blvd N - North of Uplands - East Parking Lot

    Dave Ellis, City of Lethbridge Parks Manager, will provide a guided tour of the new Legacy Park, and will provide details of Phase II Construction happening this for Spring/Summer.

    Expect uneven terrain, definitely fun for kids and dogs are welcome!

  • RiverStone and Beyond Jane's Walk

    7 months ago
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    Saturday May 4th at 9:30am

    Meet at: Jumping Salmon Art Work in William Pearce Park

    1) Proceed westerly on Grand River Blvd W to River Park Blvd W – turn left
    2) 3rd intersection on River Park Blvd W – turn right onto River Glen Link W visit dog park
    3) Cross University Drive at the Traffic Circle
    4) Proceed SW on SunRidge Blvd W to second traffic Circle and cross
    5) Turn right into SunRidge Park and go down stairs or ramp at the 1st entrance to the park
    6) Follow left to south shore of the Storm Ponds...

    Saturday May 4th at 9:30am

    Meet at: Jumping Salmon Art Work in William Pearce Park

    1) Proceed westerly on Grand River Blvd W to River Park Blvd W – turn left
    2) 3rd intersection on River Park Blvd W – turn right onto River Glen Link W visit dog park
    3) Cross University Drive at the Traffic Circle
    4) Proceed SW on SunRidge Blvd W to second traffic Circle and cross
    5) Turn right into SunRidge Park and go down stairs or ramp at the 1st entrance to the park
    6) Follow left to south shore of the Storm Ponds and circle all 3 ponds – south of Rocky Mtn. Blvd W
    7) Return to Tim’s for refreshment
    8) Return to William Pearce Park by the way we came.

    Walk leader:
    Robert McKay, a RiverStone resident with extensive community planning experience in Lethbridge. His approach to leading this walk will reflect his love of nature, his curiosity for individuals' experience in relation to built environment and his willingness to share.

  • Education is the New Buffalo

    7 months ago
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    Saturday May 4th at 10am and at 1pm

    Meet at: Galt Museum & Archives (502 1 St. S - there will be a Tipi set up on the ridge behind Galt Museum near the Medicine Wheel)

    “Education is the New Buffalo” will invite walk participants to join in a discussion about social responsibility, conservation, reconciliation, and the power of art to guide the conversations that must be had. The walk will be led by elders Dan and Charlie Fox along with elder Patrick Black Plume and Ryan Heavyhead.

    Beginning with mint tea, a smudge and a blessing at a Tipi...

    Saturday May 4th at 10am and at 1pm

    Meet at: Galt Museum & Archives (502 1 St. S - there will be a Tipi set up on the ridge behind Galt Museum near the Medicine Wheel)

    “Education is the New Buffalo” will invite walk participants to join in a discussion about social responsibility, conservation, reconciliation, and the power of art to guide the conversations that must be had. The walk will be led by elders Dan and Charlie Fox along with elder Patrick Black Plume and Ryan Heavyhead.

    Beginning with mint tea, a smudge and a blessing at a Tipi set up on the ridge behind Galt Museum near the Medicine Wheel, we’ll walk to a second Tipi at the Lethbridge Courthouse to learn about Indigenous history in the city. We’ll then walk along 3rd Avenue, discussing public art pieces and their power to guide conversation along the way. The walk wraps up at the Mortar and Bricks INNIWA exhibit with a separate blessing and exhibit experience.

    This walk will be offered twice on Saturday May 4th from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. This walk is brought to you by the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, and Mortar and Bricks Gallery and Events Venue.

    Walk length is 2 hrs, 1.3 km.

    This Walk is in collaboration between Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, and Mortar and Bricks Gallery and Events Venue



  • Dieppe Blvd Jane's Walk

    7 months ago
    Dieppe blvd jane's walk

    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: 123 Dieppe Blvd S

    Discover stories of past and present residents of the Dieppe neighbourhood and explore the early history of the area on what we hope will be the 1st of many Jane's Walks in the Dieppe and Glendale areas.

    Walk Leaders:
    Belinda Crowson,Jenn Schmidt-Rempel and Phil Edmundson

    Phil Edmundson moved into the Dieppe neighbourhood when he was 5 years old. His father, Fred Edmundson, owner of Marquis Flowers, was one of the many veterans to get a lot in the late 1940s. Jenn Schmidt-Rempel is a proud Lethbian and resident of...

    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: 123 Dieppe Blvd S

    Discover stories of past and present residents of the Dieppe neighbourhood and explore the early history of the area on what we hope will be the 1st of many Jane's Walks in the Dieppe and Glendale areas.

    Walk Leaders:
    Belinda Crowson,Jenn Schmidt-Rempel and Phil Edmundson

    Phil Edmundson moved into the Dieppe neighbourhood when he was 5 years old. His father, Fred Edmundson, owner of Marquis Flowers, was one of the many veterans to get a lot in the late 1940s. Jenn Schmidt-Rempel is a proud Lethbian and resident of the Glendale/Dieppe area; community advocate, builder, and connector; and occasional storyteller Belinda Crowson has lived in the Glendale-Dieppe area for 18 years. She's a local historian and storyteller and looks forward to learning more about her neighbourhood and neighbours through the Jane's Walk.

    Fun for kids & dogs welcome!

  • Transformations and Adaptations in London Road

    7 months ago
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    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: Kiwanis Park (5th St & 8th Ave S)

    This walk takes a look at some of the interesting transformations and re-uses that have happened in our neighbourhood since the 1880's - farmland becoming housing, a synagogue transforming into a confectionery, and a long-established butcher's shop becoming a Cannabis store - to name a few!

    Walk ending at Kinsmen Park ( 10th St and 8th Ave S)

    Walk leaders:
    Garfield Bland, a long time member of London Road Neighbourhood Association, and served as President for many years. He and his wife, Diane have lived...

    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: Kiwanis Park (5th St & 8th Ave S)

    This walk takes a look at some of the interesting transformations and re-uses that have happened in our neighbourhood since the 1880's - farmland becoming housing, a synagogue transforming into a confectionery, and a long-established butcher's shop becoming a Cannabis store - to name a few!

    Walk ending at Kinsmen Park ( 10th St and 8th Ave S)

    Walk leaders:
    Garfield Bland, a long time member of London Road Neighbourhood Association, and served as President for many years. He and his wife, Diane have lived in the beautiful and historic 'Annandale' (Christmas House) for over 30 years, and have carried out extensive renovation and restoration on this once neglected home. Garfield has a keen interest in local history and architecture.

    Fun for kids & dogs welcome!

    Walk supporters: London Road Neighbourhood Association

  • Around the World in 5 Blocks

    7 months ago
    13 st n jw

    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: K&K Grocery and Jewellry (714 13 Street N)

    Join us to explore the international character of 13th Street North! As we walk north to south, we'll hear tales from around the world. At each location, a different community member will tell us about their experience of 13 Street North and share their story. A really unique opportunity to get to know people in the neighbourhood!

    Our stops include:
    K & K Grocery and Jewellry (714 13 Street N)
    Asian Supermarket (642 13 Street N)
    St. Basil's Church (604 13 Street N)
    The Nile...

    Saturday May 4th at 10am

    Meet at: K&K Grocery and Jewellry (714 13 Street N)

    Join us to explore the international character of 13th Street North! As we walk north to south, we'll hear tales from around the world. At each location, a different community member will tell us about their experience of 13 Street North and share their story. A really unique opportunity to get to know people in the neighbourhood!

    Our stops include:
    K & K Grocery and Jewellry (714 13 Street N)
    Asian Supermarket (642 13 Street N)
    St. Basil's Church (604 13 Street N)
    The Nile Valley Store (520C 13 Street N)
    Vestylyn Varieties (323 13 Street N)
    Length: 2 hrs & 600m

    Walk ending location: Vestylyn Varieties (323 13 Street N)

    Walk leader:
    Alice Matisz is a Senator Buchanan neighbourhood resident who loves getting to know her community and its people.