Calgary Nude Recreation is a body-positive, pro-nude organization. We recognize that there have historically been two flavours of naturism, one which is "nude mandatory" and one which is "clothing-optional".
Since mid-2019, the majority of our events have used the "clothing-optional" dress code in an effort to be more welcoming to newcomers and those forced to work extra hard to undue decades of societal programming and body stigmatization.
The majority of participants attend our events for the opportunity to engage in social nudity, and will likely be fully nude regardless of the dress code.
Clothing-optional events empower people to make the choice on what's best for themselves. We encourage people who appreciate our values and wish to experience a body-positive event from the safety and comfort of their clothes to join us. Partners of members are especially invited to join us. Persons attending for the wrong reasons will be asked to leave.
Rules around electronic devices capable of photography remain in effect at clothing-optional events -- even though you may have pockets, your phone (etc) must still be kept out of the event space.
Nude events are for those that prefer a "level playing field" among all attendees. Some feel it's easier to get naked when everyone else is.