Paved Recreational Pathways

There are recreational trails along most river pathways:

  • Bow River Pathway on both banks of the Bow River, stretches for 48 km
  • Elbow River Pathway from the Bow River at Fort Calgary for 13 km up to, and around, Glenmore Park (a further 15 km loop)
  • Nose Creek Pathway, north from the zoo up toward the Calgary Airport (17 km)
  • Western Irrigation District, from the Bow River just east of the zoo to Lake Chestermere (28 km)
  • Fish Creek Provincial Park, from the Bow River west to city limits (18 km)

And several popular routes not along rivers:

  • Rotary/Mattaway Pathway, circumnavigates the entire city for 138 km
  • Nose Hill Park has a paved path which follows the crest of the hill with great views of the city and downtown (13 km) and plenty more unpaved paths.

Non-paved Recreational pathways

There are several places in the city (snow conditions permitting) where volunteers & city staff provide track-set skiing:

Municipal Golf Courses

  • Confederation (3204 Collingwood Dr NW)
  • Maple Ridge (1240 Mapleglade Dr SE)
  • Shaganappi (1200 – 26 St SW)

City Parks

  • Beaverdam Flats (SE)
  • Bowness (NW)
  • Confederation (NW)
  • Edworthy (SW)
  • Fish Creek (SE/SW)
  • River Park (SW)
  • Sandy Beach (SW)
  • South Glenmore (SW)
  • Weaselhead Natural Area (SW)

Most of the above parks are either along the Bow or Elbow rivers or alongside Fish Creek. To confirm that the tracks are operational, call 268-3888.