CORE: A Hiking Club… and More

Our Mission

To provide a welcoming cohesive organization within which adult members can participate in the responsible enjoyment of outdoor recreation, primarily hiking.  Members participating in group activities shall be cooperative, safety-conscious and committed to group participation;  originality, initiative and enthusiasm are appreciated and encouraged.

Calgary Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts Society, or CORE for short, was started in 1999 as an outdoor recreational club with activities including cycling, hiking, scrambling, skiing, snowshoeing, social outings, and urban walks. We invite you to explore our many photo albums showing our club in action to see who we are, where we go, and what we do.

We are a member of the Alberta Hiking Association (AHA) and a registered Society under the Alberta Societies Act.

If you need information on becoming a member please visit our Joining page for details and the application form.

The Twitter feed on the CORE Home page posts details on upcoming events as well as re-posts of items of interest to the outdoor community.

CORE’s new meeting Facility is Bow Waters Canoe Club

Bow Waters Canoe Club is located just off Deerfoot Trail and 17th Ave SE.  Address of the facility is 1975 – 26th Street SE.


Bow Waters Canoe Club map


From East or Westbound 17th Ave SE (see map below states 1A, which is 17th Ave)

Turn South on 26th Street SE (there is a set of lights at this intersection).  Ensure you are in the right hand lane and immediately turn right where the City of Calgary Utilities/Electrical station is (it is a small black building with LED lights on it, indicated by the red arrow below).

Follow the road down to the parking lot. Take the stairs down to the club house building.

Click to View CORE Photo Album

… or select “Photo Albums” in the Activities menu dropdown

Note that you can also view the CORE photo albums on your Mobile device via the Fotki APP using the CORE member login.

Social Media:

Member of Alberta Hiking Association


Contact Us:

Mailing Address:

The CORE Society
5326 Bannerman Drive N.W.
Calgary AB
T2L 1W2


Email the CORE Executive:

Or send us a message via the form below:

About CORE