Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a drone.
City photographers have taken to droning and the results are amazing. Get a little altitude, flip to slow mo or time lapse, drop in some electronic music or grand symphony, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for gorgeous.
Here’s 11 amazing drone videos of Calgary that make us proud to call this slice of heaven home.
Inspired 4K by Alex Robinson
From the Glenmore Reservoir and the Weaselhead to K Country and the Prairies.
A Calgary Afternoon by Eric Gonzalez
Shot in and around Eau Claire with lots of gorgeous shots starring the Peace Bridge.
Breathtaking Calgary by Tom McKnight
Flying through the Calgary skyline and beyond. Showcasing the city’s true beauty.
Glenmore Reservoir by The Drone Eyes
From the S.S. Moyie to canoers and kayakers, this clip of aquatic activity on the reservoir makes Calgary look almost coastal.
We Love You Calgary by The Chamberlain Group
Day and night shots of downtown and the city done by a real estate group as part of a #MyCalgary campaign.
Elbow River Flyover by Rick Boden
Taken out near Elbow Falls, this natural sounds video shows some of the devastation from the 2013 floods in an eery tranquil calm.
Calgary Downtown by The Drone Eyes
Shots of downtown from the north near Prince’s Island, the south from the Beltine, and the east near Stampede Park.
Montgomery by Richard Gottardo
Sunset as seen from the western end of Calgary in Montgomery. Great shots of Paskapoo Slopes and the Bow River.
4K Calgary At Night by Doug Claxton
We’ve seen a lot of the beauty of our city during the day, here’s a flyover at night starting west of downtown in the Parkdale area.
4K Downtown Calgary 2015 by Videogenic Calgary
Shot during Stampede this clip has lots of shots of the fairgrounds and incredible aerial footage of the nightly fireworks.
Calgary Aerial by waterfront
And to compare how much the city has changed, here’s a clip from 5 years ago