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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Patricia Redman Sep 01, 2014 at 01:32 PM

message for Anne Gessert. I will be arriving in Calgary on WestJet from Vancouver. Might be useful information when we meet at the carousels.

Jayne Alexander Jul 28, 2014 at 03:47 PM

I just registered for this program yesterday and requested that Road Scholar make the travel arrangements. I'm leaving from JFK....anybody else going? I haven't heard about my arrangements yet. They said it would be within the week.
FYI. It's my first trip alone, too.
Jayne Alexander Jul 31, 2014 at 07:12 AM

Just got my flight...Lvs JFK at 6:55AM! Anyone else?
Anne Gessert Aug 26, 2014 at 08:56 AM

Hi Jane. I am leaving LAX at 6:30. Perhaps we will arrive around the same time.

Anne Gessert Jul 21, 2014 at 01:23 PM

I am taking part in the program that runs from Sept. 7 - 12. This is the first time I have traveled by myself so am a little anxious. I am arriving in Calgary in the late morning and wondering if anyone else will be taking the shuttle to the hotel before noon. I am looking forward to meeting new friends.
Patricia Redman Jul 21, 2014 at 04:10 PM

I will be there, with luck, at 10:30.
Patricia Redman Jul 21, 2014 at 04:13 PM

Anne Gessert Jul 21, 2014 at 04:16 PM

Great Patricia. I am arriving at 10:35 and so look forward to meeting you
Patricia Redman Jul 21, 2014 at 04:16 PM

Sorry, Anne I got cut off before finishing. The Airporter used to be opposite the carousels--might see you there.
Anne Gessert Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Looking forward to it, Patricia

Patricia Redman Jul 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I should arrive in Calgary before noon on Sept 7 and hope to visit an art gallery. I am hoping to get information on exhibits and also public transportation to downtown. I am also staying over until Sept 12, not sure where yet. If anyone would like to join me, let me know.

I am pleased to know we will meet with a bear educator and trainer. I have lived in Western Canada all my life but only experience running away from bears.

David Yount Jul 13, 2013 at 03:17 PM

My wife Geiger and I are looking forward to this adventure, and to exploring W. Canada by auto between Duluth, MN and Banff. However, contrary to the assertion that there are "no surprises", we were surprised learn that we have to pay extra to get from the Irwin's Mountain (or Motor) Inn back to the start at Best Western Port of Call Calgary. In both of our previous Road Scholar trips we were transported back to where we started, without any "surprise" costs for transportation.

Susan Brainard Jul 10, 2013 at 06:27 PM

Linda, are you part of the Aug. 11 a 17 group? If so, where are you from?

Linda Pietraczyk Jul 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Linda Pietraczyk Jul 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Anyone on the tour interested in sharing a cab to the Calgary airport very early July 26? Turns out my flight leaves too early for the airporter van. I will need to leave the hotel by 4:0 0a.m.
Susan Brainard Jul 10, 2013 at 06:28 PM

Oh, I see from your other post that you are in a later group.

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