Is this legal?
Yes. Please write to your MP if you believe freedom of peaceful assembly and/or freedom of association should start being restricted.
How'd you come up with this concept?
Believe it or not, nudity and naturism have a long and legitimate history, with organized nudist groups dating back to 1903 in Germany and France. Outside of an organized and deliberate movement, it may be pertinent to note that:
In no way is Calgary Nude Recreation claiming credit for inventing the concept of nude swimming. As has been widely reported, most Canadian cities (including Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax) have had privately hosted naked swims for decades.
So I just show up, right?
No. CNR events are restricted to pre-registered attendees. Door sales are not permitted.
Oh. So what do I need to do to attend?
To register for CNR events, you need to first become a member:
You allow spectators, right?
No. All windows will be covered and access to the facility during events is restricted.
You allow photography, right?
No. In addition to city guidelines restricting photography at Aquatic Facilities, taking pictures or video at any CNR event is strictly prohibited.
Won't somebody think of the children?!
Of course. CNR has a comprehensive set of policies and procedures in place to ensure that minors are are only permitted to check in to our events with a parent or legal guardian. Further security measures are in place to ensure that minors and their parent (/legal guardian) are properly correlated for the duration of the event.
We're not here to tell you how to raise your children. For external opinions on this topic, see our external Links.
Why are women held to a different dress code* than men? *(bottoms optional)
I'm a single guy. Can I still come?
Yes! The one way Calgary Nude Recreation is trying to break the mold is in our admission policy, which doesn't judge you based on your relationship status (or partner's aversion to nudity). Please don't make us regret this.
I'm a guy. What if I get... excited?
Virtually every naturist organization we've linked to addresses this in their FAQ. The TLDR: 1) Really unlikely to happen. 2) If it does, be subtle and you'll probably be fine.
Who normally attends your events?
Calgary Nude Recreation is open to all people, of all genders, ages, all sexual orientations, all body types, and anyone else that likes being naked. The only common denominator is that no one is wearing clothes, and they've all followed the policies and procedures to be admitted.
I'm kind of "off the grid". Can I attend?
All attendees must have current (non-expired) government-issued photo ID, and the ability to make online payments via PayPal. If you're the kind of person who only barters and won't let the government take a picture of you, you are going to need to look elsewhere for your nude recreation needs.
Why do I have to provide my real information?
We appreciate the trepidation. Our website is not a social network -- the information provided is not exposed to other members.
Validation of your identity will only occur in the real world, when you present your current government-issued photo ID to check into an event. All data is held in secure servers in the cloud, and never retained on personal devices or paper copies. Review the following for more information on Security, Privacy, and Data Protection.
Who else can see this?
With the exception of your (optional) avatar image, all profile and membership fields have been designated non-editable and only visible by administrators. The information you provided when registering will continue to be visible to you, in a read-only state when logged into your profile.
What happens if I provide an alias or nickname in my registration?
To help minimize risk, the information on your CNR member profile (and event registration) must EXACTLY match your current government-issued photo ID. If you show up at an event with an ID that doesn't match a registered attendee, you will not be admitted. If you register an attendee for an event that doesn't match your member profile, the registration will be cancelled.
Why is there a charge for membership?
Event tickets are generally priced to only cover the direct costs of holding the event. The membership fee helps pay for things like insurance, information systems, event supplies, and more. CNR is committed to our vision and operating a sustainable group for nude recreation in Calgary for as long as there are Calgarians who want to join us.
I have friends/roommates/family/etc. who want to join. Can I register for them?
No. Each person needs to register for themselves. Feel free to include information about who referred you, or people you have referred in your application, however remember that each person still needs to register and pay for themselves.
I have registered for a membership, but haven't paid. What should I expect?
Applications will remain pending, i.e. in a permanent state of limbo. You will not be granted access to the events listing until the membership fee is paid and your application is approved.
I'm attending my first swim. What should I expect?
After you have registered, paid, and received confirmation of your ticket, all you need to do is show up to the right location at the right time.
I'm a reporter - can I attend?
Does that mean you won't talk to me unless I'm naked?
Please contact us if you still have questions at CalgaryNudeRecreation@Gmail.com