These are the best places to catch a stunning sunset in Calgary

Jun 2 2020, 9:00 am

Please be sure to abide by current public health rules when out and about in the city, and avoid any overly-crowded areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Summer is on its way, and with it comes late days and stunning skies.

Warmer weather will also be key for keeping outdoors as much as you can, and a cool (though definitely not cold) evening is the perfect time to grab a picnic blanket, a loved one, and an ideal patch of grass to enjoy one of Calgary’s beautiful sunsets.

Don’t know where to set up shop to get the most out of those memorable moments? No worries!

We’ve put together a list of our favourite sunset spots throughout YYC for you to stake out this summer.

Just don’t forget that camera.

Edworthy Park


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You’ll find this park on the upper levels of Edworthy Street, where you’ll be able to watch the sunset over the river valley and downtown YYC.

The Peace Bridge


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A Calgary icon, the Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge makes for a great location to take in the setting sun — and the timing will give you the chance to catch a shot of the bridge in its colourful reflection.

North Glenmore Park


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Travelling to the south end of Crowchild Trail will find you at the Weaselhead Natural Area — an ideal spot to take in all the beauty that nature has to offer. Watch the sunset behind the Rocky Mountains and catch it glimmer over the Elbow River Valley.

Scotsman’s Hill


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One of the most accessible spots on the list, Scotsman Hill makes for quite the vantage of downtown. It has been used as the go-to fireworks-viewing spot for decades, and it makes for quite the pretty sunsets, as well.

Tom Campbell’s Hill Nature Park


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If a different view of downtown is what you’re looking for, then making the trek out to Tom Campbell’s Nature Park at Hill Road will not disappoint. Take a look over Bridgeland and the zoo while the sun comes to rest at the end of the day.

East Village


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East Village is a pretty place to be at any time of day, but it really comes to life in the glow of a good sunset. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk, or grab a few pics of the George C. King Bridge.

Nose Hill Park


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Just a 10-minute drive away from Sonoma will find you at Nose Hill Park, where you’ll find views of YYC in any direction.

Plan a picnic and grab your partner, because a sunset from here is sure to be romantic.

If it isn’t too cold, stick around to see if you can spot the Northern Lights, which have been seen from this vantage point in the past.

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