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A Walk Through The Old Currie Barracks (Jane's Walk)

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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

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Currie Barracks was once the heart of the Calgary Garrison with its regiments, military marching bands, cavalry pageants and military balls. Padre Lloyd Northcott conducts a memorial walk around what remains of the stables and riding hall, barracks and messes, parade square and sports fields. Calgary was not happy with the army quartering a cavalry squadron and one hundred horses at the Mewata Armoury near the city centre. When the old reservoir site was freed up by the completion of the Glenmore Reservoir, the City Council approved the construction of a new barracks to be named after First World War commander Arthur Currie. The year was 1933.

Meet at The Military Museums off Crowchild Trail near Flanders Road at 2 pm on Sunday, May 5 2019, for a two-hour walk.

Quadrant: SW

Meeting Place: The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW)

Finish Point: The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW)

Walk Duration: 2 hours

Areas of Interest: Urbanism, Architecture, History

Led By: Major (retired) Lloyd Northcott

Look for: Lobby entrance of The Military Museums




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4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

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