Welcome to this new companion website for our visitor’s guide to the Greenway and to Fish Creek.
Fish Creek Provincial Park was created 40 years ago in south Calgary. It is one of the largest provincial parks that is located in an urban setting, anywhere in Canada.
Fish Creek Provincial Park begins at the Tsuu T’ina Nation in the west and extends 20 km east to the Bow River. Carved from a glacier, the area was home at various times to First Nations hunters, trappers, farmers, a wool mill, ranchers, 4 buffalo jumps, and 80 University of Calgary archaeological digs.
When completed in 2016, Calgary’s Greenway will link Fish Creek to several other parks including: Ralph Klein, Carburn, Griffith Woods, North and South Glenmore, Edworthy, Elliston, and Baker Park. It will provide an estimated 400,000 Calgarians with free and easy access to outdoor recreation. The Greenway will be used year-round by hikers, runners, cyclists, dog walkers, inline skaters, bird watchers and cross-country skiers.
This website serves as a guide to Fish Creek and the Greenway. It features maps, articles related to history and areas of interest, and blog posts about upcoming events.
We’re also offering some exciting opportunities for interaction. On Page 3 of the hard copy of our 2014 magazine, we featured a Reader Survey. Although the Contest portion of that survey has now closed, we invite you to complete that survey online to give us your suggestions.
In our other two magazines, we ran a photo contest in 2014. Indeed, we’ve run a photo contest in each issue of Experience the Mountain Parks since it first launched in 2006! So start taking pictures along the Greenway now, or dust off the ones you have taken already, and get ready to enter them into our very first Calgary photo contest for a chance to win some great prizes!
Most of our distribution outlets have already run out of copies of our magazines, but don’t despair, you can still read them as mobile-friendly digital booklets here in our Library.