Banff National Park

Welcome to the 5th Dimension Outdoor Club

The 5th Dimension Outdoor Club (The Club) was established as an organization for the purpose of providing active seniors, 55 years of age and older, with the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities as a group. It is the fifth such group in the City of Calgary, hence its name. The Club acknowledges its debt to the City of Calgary Parks and Recreation Department for their invaluable assistance in the formation of The Club in the spring of 1991.

The Club could be of interest to seniors in the Calgary area who like to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe. We offer year-round day trips by coach every Thursday to destinations mainly in the foothills and mountain parks west of Calgary. Different skill levels/ levels of activity are accommodated. The bus must be pre-booked, and guests are invited when space is available.

During the summer months we offer the opportunity to golf in Calgary with other seniors in The Club on Wednesdays.

We invite active individuals over 55 years of age to come along and enjoy these outdoor activities.

News & Events

25th Anniversary Celebration

Boundary Ranch

Just a reminder that celebrations will take place for the 25th Anniversary of the 5th Dimension Outdoor Club on May 26, 2016. This will be a Hiking event for those who wish to hike and those who wish to spend the morning around the Boundary Ranch.

There will be a bus at both the North and South pickup locations. The buses will be leaving from both locations at 8:00AM.

There will not be an Evite sent out this week to remind everyone about the 25th Anniversary event.

The event is only open to those members & guests that have already paid to attend.

Luncheon and celebrations are planned for noon and the afternoon. The Boundary Ranch is located on Highway 40 in the Kananaskis Valley five minutes south of the Kananaskis Village.


We have added a Maps webpage in the Members Only section. We will try and add maps each week associated with the next hike.

Summer Hiking Schedule Changes

There have been a few changes to the hiking schedule. We switched the dates for the Tent Ridge and Yoho hikes. We have also switched the dates for the Wind Ridge and Terrace Trail hikes.

    Yoho-Takakkaw Falls August 18
    Tent Ridge August 25
    Wind Ridge September 1
    Terrace Trail October 13

Hike Facilitators Added

We have identified who the Hike Facilitators are for the majority of the hikes until the end of October.

You can view & print the hiking schedules from the website. The "members only" version of the schedule will contain the contact information about each facilitator.

Newest Members

We would like all members to know that we have invited 6 regular guests to join our club as members and they have all accepted.

Please join me in welcoming Allan, Kathleen, Glen, Robyn, Claire & Milan to our club.