by Ken Richter
on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 2:31pm.
This summer is off to a gorgeous start! Temperatures have been on the rise and, besides the odd rainy day, conditions have been absolutely perfect for all of those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Biking, hiking, and exploring the city are some of Calgarians’ top choices for getting outside and soaking in some vitamin D. All of these activities are also extremely accessible. After all, Calgary is known Canada-wide for having some of the best green spaces and paths.
There are so many pathways and trails to explore within the city. Every single neighbourhood has something to offer for a variety of skill sets. What are some of our top picks?
St. Patrick's Island: A little island nestled in the east village surrounded by the bow river, this park offers trails galore! You can walk alongside the river, go a more suburban route, enjoy picnic areas and parks for children, there are tons of festivals hosted on the grounds during the summer, and gorgeous art installations.
Nose Hill Park: Nose Hill is one of Calgary’s most prominent features, standing over NW Calgary and looking out upon the entire city. There are trails all over it, and in the summertime it is covered in beautiful grass, wildflowers, and wilderness. Many people bring their dogs to the park to run freely, and there are lots of hidden treasures to be found, such as a pond and geological sites.
Fish Creek Park: This beautiful area is picturesque at every time of the year and has become one of Southern Calgary’s most beloved places. The river runs through it, there are beautiful trails and views, and plenty of places for picnics and campfires. With so much to offer, it is no wonder people flock there to spend time with family and friends. We highly recommend it.