Discovering Calgary’s greenspaces: … Explore Calgary's parks, trails and beauty!
Calgary has over 10,000 hectares (100 square kilometres) of parkland and public green spaces, as well as the longest paved urban pathway system on the continent. It runs for more than 800 kilometres and is easily accessible from virtually anywhere in the city. Let your dog run in one of the 150 off-leash areas, or simply sit and relax in one of the over 5,600 public park sites.
Photo: Snowboarding at Canada Olympic Park.
Calgary’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it a snow-lover’s dream. With over four downhill resorts within a two-hour’s drive and up to 380 centimetres of snow yearly, the opportunities for skiers and boarders are immense. To hit the slopes, check out:
There are some great cross-country skiing options in and around Calgary. The following is a list of ski spots and local online resources:
Photo: Skiing and Snowboarding at Canada Olympic Park.
Calgary has many great public recreation facilities including athletic parks, baseball diamonds and sports fields.There are dozens of leisure and fitness centres with pools, ice rinks, weight rooms, gymnasiums, climbing walls and more. The following public recreation facilities and programs are some of the city’s largest and finest: