Robert Thirsk High School

Students in Outdoor Education have had cycling units supported by Youth en Route.

The school also has a locked library to give students access to a strong U lock to help prevent theft from the school racks.

Contact Ms. Issler for more information about the bike program. 

Student at Robert Thirsk participating in the bike repair workshop


We’ve created this map to help you understand how far five kilometers is. You do have the choice to use Active Transportation.

Do you know it takes about 15 minutes to travel 5 km on a bike? That means is very often faster to travel by bike than by Calgary Transit.

We want to empower you to be able to make this choice. Take a look at these maps for some suggested routes.

Map showing circle radius of 4 kilometres from Robert Thirsk High school, emcompassing all of scenic acres, crowfoot, most of Royal Oak and well into Rocky ridge and the Hamptons - adjacent communities from the school.
The red dot is your high school!

Infrastructure Report

Brand new infrastructure report for Robert Thirsk High School!

Youth En Route worked very hard in collaboration with two graduate Urban Planning students, Nada Affan, and Adam Schwartz to create this report. It offers research findings and actionable recommendations for safer biking infrastructure throughout Calgary. Establishing the right infrastructure is key to creating safe and healthy environments for pedestrians and cyclists. We hope this report will put forward safe biking infrastructure ideas to get to school and spark conversations within communities to make such changes. To know more, read this post!

Theft Video

Theft video into a statement

Youth en Route knows that the risk of bike theft is a significant barrier to students choosing active travel.  The risk of theft is the No. 3 reason for not riding to school, having an average of 60% of students telling us they are afraid of losing their bikes per school. We hope that this video will enlighten all Calgarians on the right ways of securing their bicycles.

Always Put Safety First:

Safety is your responsibility. Please ride where you are comfortable, know your route and always wear a helmet!