_ (This post originally appeared on Green Living Ottawa .) _ It’s one of my favourite times of the year— ** Jane’s Walk ** time! ** Jane’s Walk ** is an international celebration of cities and the people who live in and shape them. It’s a weekend of free walking tours led by volunteers who know something interesting about their city and are willing to share it.
In Ottawa, more than 50 walks will take place in neighbourhoods, historic places and natural spaces on ** May 2 and 3, 2015 ** .
Here are a few examples:
* Learn about [ urban foraging ](http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/walks/146) with Amber Westfall; * Explore [ turtle habitat on Petrie Island ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/181) with Al Tweddle; * Discover [ the Central Experimental Farm ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/172) with Katherine Fletcher; * Learn about the history of [ the Ottawa River’s Chaudière Falls ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/148) with Louise Boucher; * See central [ Ottawa from an Indigenous perspective ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/177) with Jaime Koebel; * Learn about the [ ecology of the Pinhey Sand Dune ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/155) with Henri Goulet; * Experience the [ riverbank at Andrew Haydon Park ](http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/184) with Martha Webber and Andrea Usworth.
Check out these and other walks at http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/sessions/7 . All walks are free, take about an hour, and run in English or French.
Jane’s Walk organizers welcome volunteers , too.
There’s a “Jane’s Talk” on New Directions for Urban Infill with Ottawa city planner Alain Miguelez on Wednesday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m. at the NCC’s Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin St. The weekend wraps up with a party on Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m. at the Lieutenant’s Pump on Elgin.
Jane’s Walk is a great way to get to know your city, meet other people and get outdoors. Check it out! _ From Jane’s Walk Ottawa: _