Winter is a beautiful time in our city and today is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active while enjoying some of the scenery and parks that Calgary and Airdrie have to offer.
Calgary boasts over 800 kilometres of pathways for walkers to enjoy, and Airdrie with 80 kilometres of paved pathways, and that doesn’t include the parks in both cities.
Here’s a few of the great places you can enjoy some scenery and a walk.
Nose Hill Park: Calgary
This park is bordered by 12 residential communities, and sits in Calgary’s NW quadrant. This park offers extensive hiking trails, walking pathways and dedicated off-leash areas. You can see lots of wildlife in this park, plus an amazing view on all sides from the upper regions of the park.
Address: 5620 – 14 Street NW
Confederation Park: Calgary
Offering 54 hectares of beautiful parkland, this NW scenic park is full of pathways that take visitors on an amazing tour of some of the established communities in Calgary. By yourself, with a dog or friends and family, this park makes for beautiful walking space.
Address: 24 Avenue & 14 Street NW, 30 Avenue & 10 Street NW
Stanley Park: Calgary
This park is located along the Elbow River and is a popular spot in the Spring/Summer, but actually offers Calgarians an abundance of scenery and recreation space in the winter as well. Aside from the tobogganing and outdoor rinks, there are 21 hectares of parkland and pathways, just perfect for a walk along the river.
Address: 4011 – 1A Street SW
Nose Creek Park: Airdrie
One of Airdrie’s many attractions, this park offers 40 acres of natural parkland in the heart of the city. This park is home to the Airdrie Festival of Lights during the holidays, but serves as great scenery and atmosphere during the rest of the year for walking and recreational activities.
Address: Main Street in Airdrie
If you’re interested in learning more about Winter Walk Day, and about some of the guided walks happening around Calgary today, visit the City of Calgary website here.