Yep, it’s all about walking,
but it’s so much more than that.

UWALK is focused on empowering people to be active through walking. Walk to decrease tension, improve your mood, keep you energized and boost your self-confidence.

Learn more about our story below.


UWALK was developed by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and is administered by Alberta Health Services. UWALK aims to help Albertans find their stride and support them moving forward. You can find your stride through any form of physical activity and track your activity minutes or steps on our website. We are here to provide you with tools and resources to get you started and keep you moving.

“The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking”

- Mason Cooley

UWALK celebrates small steps!


of Albertans do some sort of walking



Walk for work



Walk for transport



Walk for leisure


Walking is the most popular form of activity not only for Canadians but for people around the world.

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”

- Helen Keller

Regular walking can help:

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Build strong bones
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Help achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Promote good posture and balance
  • Improve physical self-esteem
  • Enhance healthy growth and development
  • Increase relaxation

UWALK is here to help you ‘Find your stride’

But what do we really mean by this?

Being active regularly can sometimes be a challenge.

Register with UWALK today and find fun ways to be more active: 

  • Connect with your family, friends and co-workers
  • Track your physical activity online to complete a walking challenge
  • Challenge yourself, a team, or a group
  • See your progress
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

- Lao Tzu

The facts:

The Canadian Physical Activity guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week.

This can be achieved in bouts of 10 minutes or more

1/3 Canadians already achieve 10000 steps per day


By wearing a pedometer, studies show an increase of 2000 steps per day!

Benefits of walking may begin within the first week of regular activity!