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Bow Valley Ranche

Discover Fish Creek Provincial Park

By JENNI O’NYONS and RACHEL FREY

Illustration by Calgary artist Genevieve Simms.

Illustration by artist Genevieve Simms.

One of the largest urban parks in North America, Calgary’s Fish Creek Provincial Park features wild prairie-grassland and forest scenery as well as excellent recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, golfing, picnicking, bird-watching and more. The park is open every day, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, and access is free.

The heart of the park is accessible by car from Bow Bottom Trail SE, Sun Valley Boulevard SE or Hwy 22X, and all major day-use areas can be reached by road. All parking is free, and central lots feature bike racks. It can also be reached via Calgary Transit.

Pathways and Day Use Areas
Following the Fish Creek river valley, the park features extensive paved and unpaved trails with navigational signage. These are detailed in the City of Calgary Pathways & Bikeways app. (more…)