Outdoor Activities in Calgary

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  • Being outdoors is something Calgarians love to do. In the city, we have many great parks for bike rides or strolls. We also have some great outdoor attractions, such as Heritage Park and the Zoo. Calgary has a lot of golf courses to choose from. Many of these are great places to enjoy a summer day. Other places are great for winter days, such as Canada Olympic Park.

    Calgary's vast pathway system along the Bow River is a great way to get around town. Whether you enjoy biking, jogging or rollerblading, you'll be in good company along these paths. Many Calgarians get out to use them every day, even in the winter. This pathway system connects many of the city's major parks, from Bowness to Fish Creek. You can go for miles and miles.

    Canada Olympic Park has a ski hill, cross-country ski course, bike trails, bobsleigh and luge, and more. This facility hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jumping and bobsleigh events. Now, it is home to North America's largest urban half-pipe, and receives many visitors each year. Equipment rentals are available at the park.

    Kananaskis not only has one of Alberta's best golf courses, it is full of recreational activities, such as rock climbing, hiking, and fishing. It is Calgary's backyard.

    Heritage Park Historical Village

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    1900 Heritage Dr. SW
    (At 14th Street Southwest)

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    Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

    1300 Zoo Rd. NE

    A wide variety of animal exhibits... read more

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    Spruce Meadows

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    18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

    World-famous equestrian tournaments... read more

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    Canada Olympic Park Ski Hill

    88 Canada Olympic Park Rd. SW

    Skiing and snowboaring in the city... read more

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    Fish Creek Provincial Park

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    13931 Woodpath Road Southwest

    A unspoiled natural area with an expansive pathway system... read more

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    Canada Olympic Park Bike Trails

    88 Canada Olympic RD SW

    Lift-access mountain bike trails... read more

    Nose Hill Park

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    14th Street NW
    (bordered on the east by Shaganappi Trail)

    A natural park-land with great views of downtown and the Rockies... read more

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    Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail

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    Off Sarcee Trail Southwest
    Spruce Drive

    A river-side picnic area with hiking trails...
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    Calgary Pathway System

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    1st Street South East

    Take a stroll through the city's vast network of scenic nature walks... read more
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