Fall is in the air – or, more specifically, colourful leaves are falling out of their trees and floating down through that air.
While the weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and the lattes pumpkin-spicier, there’s really no bigger giveaway to a encroaching autumn than in nature’s changing colours.
There’s a few places around the city that are ideal for catching the leaves turn from green to orange to yellow, and we’ve thrown a list together to save you the hassle.
Here’s a few of the best places to take in all of the season’s magic around Calgary this fall.
Probably the most iconic park in Calgary for taking in some good old fashioned nature, Prince’s Island Park is also one of the easiest to get to – if you’re already downtown, that is.
Where: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW
A great park full of peaceful benches, deciduous trees, and tiny ponds. Perfect for taking pictures of all the fallen leaves.
Where: 905 30 Ave NW
The huge body of water acts as a mirror reflecting the blue skies and the yellowing trees, meaning you get 2x the view!
Where: 5R7, 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
A go-to viewpoint in Calgary, the extra height gives a great vantage of the city skyline, along with the colourful trees that call the city home.
Where: 1901 Salisbury St SE
A little bit further out of downtown – but still within sight of the skyline – Nose Hill Park has yellow forests, golden fields, and, if you’re lucky, you may even spot a dog or two.
Where: 5620 14 St NW, Calgary
One of the more heavily wooded areas around Calgary, Fish Creek Provincial Park has the perfect mix of running water, tall-standing trees, and golden grass.
Where: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
While this spot is not necessarily too close to Calgary (it’s roughly an hour’s drive away to even the start of the four-hour hike), the beauty of it’s colourful trees simply meant it couldn’t be left off the list.
Where: Sentinel Pass Trail – Moraine Lake Drive, Lake Louise