Welcome to the Calgary Outdoor Club!

Free to join, and open to any adult in Canada, the COC brings people together in a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. We strive to offer a variety of events, with some things geared for beginners, some more challenging things, and lots of 'somewhere in the middle' stuff. And, we attempt to keep events as low-cost as possible. A majority of our events take place in the Calgary area, but occasionally we visit our neighboring provinces or travel further away from home.

Each month we have regular outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, inline skating and canoeing (summer) and skiing, boarding, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing (winter), as well as social events, and "special" events such as white water rafting, caving, and dog sled tours.

The COC is 100% volunteer run. Get more general information, see our membership stats, and read our faqs for more information. Still not satisfied? Contact us with any further questions you may have.

Should the COC Retain its Links Page?

We're considering decommissioning our Links page. Please be sure to use our new Member Survey to let us know if you consider this to be a valuable resource.

Membership Structure Changes

See our blog for some important changes to the COC membership structure.

Device/Phone-Friendly Web Site

COC is pleased to announce our new device/phone-friendly web site, but we need some feedback/input! Read all about it on COC Life.

COC's COVID-19 Policy

Please see COC's COVID-19 Policy.

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Learn: Cycle Touring: Tours in Germany (D1[40/13/0])
Hike: Wednesday Evening Prairie Mountain Get Fit HIke (D4[8/8/0])

Learn: Zoom + YouTube: Hiking - Technique and Gear (D1[40/9/0])

  Social: Fireside Social: Happy Birthday COC (D1[8/8/0])
Hike: Fullerton Loop - Evening Hike (D2[8/6/0])

  Sport - Golf: Spring Training Disc Golf @ Big Marlborough Park (D3[6/8/0])
  Cycle - Urban: Spring TuneUp Glenmore Reservoir Loop (D2[8/5/0])

  Sport - Golf: Spring Training Disc Golf @ Baker Park (D3[6/8/0])
Hike - Backpack: Wilderness Backpack (D3[6/3/0])
Learn: Using the COC Website to Manage Events (D1[40/3/0])
Sport - Misc: Sunrise Stairs (D2[6/2/0])
  Hike: Wednesday Evening Prairie Mountain Get Fit HIke (D4[8/8/5])
Learn: Zoom + YouTube: Leading a Hike (D1[40/7/0])
Cycle - Urban: Bike and Body Cycle Season Readiness - Start at Edworthy (D2[8/2/0])
Cycle - Road: Banff Legacy Trail - Canmore to Banff Return (D4[8/2/0])
Learn: Coordinating for COC: COVID Considerations (D1[40/5/0])
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