5 of the most beautiful places for taking a walk in Calgary

Jun 14 2017, 4:06 am

It’s summertime and all you’re thinking about is soaking up the sunshine.

When chilling out in the park gets boring, you can take a walk through one of the many scenic pathways Calgary has to offer and rest assured that you’ll be met with spectacular views along the way.

Take a step in a new direction and put your walking shoes on to go crush on Calgary’s beautiful landscape – but whatever you do, don’t forget your camera because you’ll want to snap tons of photos for Instagram.

We’ve compiled a list of five of the most stunning places to take a walk in Calgary that you have to try this summer.

The Peace Bridge

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This bright red bridge was created with pedestrian and cyclists in mind and it’s incredibly beautiful to walk across, admiring your beauteous surroundings. So what are you waiting for? Drive or cycle to 6th Street and 1st Avenue SW and admire the landscape as you walk across one of Calgary’s most contemporary landmarks.

Happy Trails Pathway


Located in High River just outside of Calgary, this trail is one of the most incredible places to see the High River and surrounding areas as you walk. Covering roughly 17 kilometres, the trail connects you to the stunning Bird Sanctuary, George Lane Park, Emerson Lake, and Sunshine Lake. Start the trail from Sunshine Lake in High River and walk yourself happy along the Highwood River and Little Bow Canal.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

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This provincial park is located on the bank of the Bow River and it’s certainly worth the visit for a summer stroll. You can get a true country experience in this park as the hills roll high up into the surrounding areas. This is definitely a must for the day trip you’ve been dying to have. The best part? You can bring your pet to come and explore the grassy lands too.

Nose Hill Park 

Nose Hill Park/Calgary

Taking a walk through Calgary’s Nose Hill Park means that you can take in epic views of the city from the north to the south. The area is known as a good spot for geocaching so you could even do that mid-walk as you make your way through the 1093 hectare park – who knows what treasures you might find. An awesome feature of this park is that there are large areas where you can have your dog off-leash.

17th Avenue

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Window shop as you walk along Calgary’s retail and entertainment centre. At 12.5 kilometres in length, even if you do some shopping, you’re still getting some valuable exercise in with some beautiful views as you traverse the avenue. Yes, epic storefronts do count as incredible views, especially if you have an eye for fabulous deals. You also have the option to stop into one of the area’s top bars or restaurants when you’re done which is a pretty nice finisher.

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