COVID-19 UPDATE #2: April 1

I am proud to say we are re-launching the company today! Along the same model as our free walking tours, we will be offering free isolation photoshoots. More information below on how you can signup.

Yours truly,

Brian Robertson
Owner - Walk the Tours

COVID-19 UPDATE #1: March 13

On behalf of the entire Walk The Tours team, I regret to inform you that all tours will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our guides' and guests' health and safety is our primary concern during the pandemic. In the meantime, any visitors who need assistance or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp at 416 697 7654, email or any social media. 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay in Calgary, DO NOT go to an emergency room or call 911 unless it is an emergency. Call Alberta Health Services, at 811, and they will do a phone diagnosis, and then send someone if needed to your hotel, Airbnb, etc. If you do not have health insurance, do not worry, they will help you. 

 

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Please understand we do not make this decision lightly as our guides depend on the tips received from happy guests as their primary income. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our business, we cater to guests from around the world, and cannot risk the heath of our guides, their families, and other guests. We have informed everyone personally who has booked a tour in the month of March. We will reevaluate April and beyond in the coming days. If you have any questions about our decision, or did not receive an email cancelling your tour, you can contact me personally, and we hope to walk with you in the future.

Yours truly,

Brian Robertson
Owner - Walk the Tours

Featured Tour

#WalkTheYYC

#6FeetPhotography
5 edited pictures  |  professional shoot  |  FREE
You can break up the day with an activity that is great for the whole family and will document history from your perspective. Our professional photographer will come to your residence for approximately 30 minutes and take a series of pictures posed and not, which reflect how your family is isolating. The shoot will be done in your doorway / porch / backyard / etc, and from a safe distance. Our photographer will contact you prior to arriving to discuss the shots and any concerns that you may have. In the end, you will receive 5 edited photos for free, sent digitally.
Donations are accepted. All donations will go to our winter/spring guide, Rob, to support him through this tough time. Please take a minute to read Rob's bio below.
To book your session, please send us an email to walkthetours@gmail.com or click the box to go to the Contact Us page

#6FeetPhotography

Gallery

Documenting history,
one house at a time
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Biography

Walk The YYC

Rob Fretz

I hired Rob last spring after he was a guest on my tour and expressed an interest in doing it. When I told my partners about him, I said he's a really nice guy, but I don't know if he can talk. Turns out he doesn't shut up! It is a great quality in a tour guide, and Rob quickly became our lead guide last summer. He was the only guide we kept on for the fall/winter. Unfortunately, on March 13, we mutually agreed to stop running tours to protect Rob's health. An extremely difficult decision as it was his primary source of income. 

When I asked Rob for a bio, I got.... well Rob. I'll paraphrase concisely; 'I worked construction for years and then became a guide and a photographer.' It perfectly exemplified him actually. A humble paragraph of generalities. But Rob is more than that. Far more than that. 

If you've been on his Downtown South tour, you've heard him talk about the military and the importance of Central Memorial Park. I guarantee it brought tears to your eyes. His own experiences and multiple tours of duty are a part of his life he doesn't like talking about. You see Rob is a War Vet, who like many, have struggled since returning. Rob is often too proud to ask for help, and he never wants a handout. He wants to work for what he gets, and his work, like most of us, has been taken from him. #6FeetPhotography is an initiative to get him working again, and while he will not ask for it, I will. If you book a #6FeetPhotography session, and only if you have the means, please consider donating for the service. 100% donations received will go directly to Rob to assist with this tough time.

Thanks for your consideration,

Brian Robertson

Owner

Partners

Walk The YYC

OFFICIAL HOSTEL PARTNER

We are proud to announce HI Calgary City Centre as our official hostel partner. We have travelled all over the world and have experienced many hostels in our time. HI Calgary City Centre is a beautiful property with great amenities, multiple common rooms to meet fellow travellers, free breakfast, and extremely clean, all at a great price!

 

Located in the East Village, HI Calgary City Centre is conveniently located minutes from downtown, Fort Calgary, Inglewood, Stephen Ave, and a number attractions and restaurants. 

To book, call 403.269.8239 or online at www.hihostels.ca

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