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Explore Southwest Calgary, Calgary

Parks & nature in Southwest Calgary, Calgary

“A few years ago we had a flood and Calgary zoo really suffered with half the zoo being washed away. Since then the charity have worked hard to bring the zoo back to its former glory. I love telling people I want to take them to lunch at my favourite restaurant and then I take them to the zoo! Well the food is good! ”
205 locals recommend
“Prince's Island Park is a very popular tourist spot that is great to scooter, bike, and run around. There is great views and it is close to the Peace Bridge!”
167 locals recommend
“Fish Creek Provincial Park is within walking distance. Within the park, you will find walking and biking trails, the Bow River, the World famous Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, Annie's Cafe, Sikome Lake and much, much, more. A protected natural green space. The park has over 20 square kilometers of space and includes several day use sites within the park.”
71 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great Historical Site of Calgary, also hosts large outdoor events. The Wooden Fort operates from 1875-1914 by the North West Mounted Police is a now a historical museum. ”
37 locals recommend
“Fun, eclectic market, with amazing restaurants and sightseeing spots all around.”
39 locals recommend
“Stunning river and skyline views. If you are feeling adventurous you can ride a bike along the river (About 2 km) from the downtown core to enjoy some peace and quiet in Edworthy Park!”
41 locals recommend
“This is in the centre of Calgary, locates at the top of TD square shopping mall, also called The Core. You can shop and explore the nature at the same time. ”
34 locals recommend
“Riley Park is perfect for the nature get away in the city. It's an easy day trip and a short train ride from Banff Trail Station to Sunny Side Station. Take a walk through the gardens and catch a game of cricket. A great place for families all around as there is a free wading pool, playground and lots of room to run. This is a great place for a family picnic and our families personal favourite.”
29 locals recommend
“Go see the Calgary Stampede: Friday, July 4th to Sunday, July 14 and have a fun time!”
19 locals recommend
“St Pat's is a great summer place with lots to do and many times there are all kinds venues set up for special occasions. Family and friends can stay the whole day and never be bored. Note try to visit when the special events are on because it is a blast. ”
15 locals recommend
“Awesome park at the end of 14st SW. Located on the Elbow river this a is a great place for BBQ and park activities. Many people float down the smaller river on air mattresses or tubes. ”
18 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Mchugh Bluff stairs located off Memorial drive offer a fantastic view of the city ( also some good exercise walking up and down the stairs)”
21 locals recommend
“Enjoy a day at the park whether alone or in groups. Nice trails and great for a picnic. ”
14 locals recommend
“Great little park with pathways that lead down to the downtown core… Nice view of the city and the river”
16 locals recommend
“Central Memorial Park is a park located in central Calgary's Beltline district. Sometimes referred to as Central Park or as Memorial Park, the area is home to the Memorial Park Library, an equestrian statue of Russell Lambert Boyle, and a cenotaph. ”
14 locals recommend
“There are two ways to get to the Bow River walking and biking trails. If you want to go East for an "urban walk" toward downtown, Prince's Island and Stephen Avenue, then go North on 14 St, under the 9 Ave bridge and then over the Bow Trail bridge, then down on the right you'll see the paved pathways. If you want to go West for a "nature walk" to enjoy a natural area with forests and quiet riverbanks, head North on 16 St, cross to the north side of 10 Ave and turn West on 10th until you see a gateway through the fence where you can cross the railroad tracks. Keep going and you will see the paved pathways. The gateway is located across from 19th St before the big roadway overpasses.”
10 locals recommend