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Calgary’s Euro-Canadian history dates back 142 years to where Fish Creek flows into the Bow River, and archaeological evidence discovered in the park offers a unique glimpse of life on the western prairie for pioneers and cowboys. Climb aboard the minibus to learn about archaeology in the park on a scenic tour exploring the creation of our community.
Join tour guide Drew McKibben on this tour from the Bow Valley Ranch to Bebo Grove in our open-air electric minibus, and learn about the history of the early pioneers who made this area their home, as well as the archaeological evidence they have left behind.
This is an outdoor program and the minibus is open-air and can be quite cool; please ensure you dress for the weather
Meet in the picnic area beside the red barn in the Bow Valley Ranch parking lot.
Drew McKibben has been in the communications business for nearly 25 years as a journalist, a broadcaster and author of periodical nature stories for children. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including the Calgary Herald, Backpacker, Beautiful British Columbia and Alberta Venture. Drew also spent a decade in the backcountry as a fire lookout and lighthouse keeper, and a trail builder in federal and provincial parks. An accomplished singer-songwriter, he has also worked as a journalism coach to elementary school children. As a Friends of Fish Creek volunteer, he’s been interpreting the park’s archaeology since July 2014.
*Please note that if you experience mobility issues and are in need of physical support getting on and off the minibus, please call us before you register to discuss how we can make this a successful outing for you.*
**Cancellation Info: This tour will not run in poor weather. In the case of rain or other inclement weather, tour cancellations will be noted on our website at http://friendsoffishcreek.org/programs/minibus/. We will attempt to cancel a tour within 24 hours of its start time, however in the event of unexpected or severe weather changes, we may need to cancel on short notice. If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather or other factors beyond our control, you will be contacted directly and will receive a full refund.**