Calgary's parks and pathways are an excellent way to relax and enjoy the local outdoors. With over 10,000 hectares of park area and the longest (700km) urban paved pathway system, it is easy to enjoy yourself while exploring the city. Several of the parks offer family friendly picnic sites complete with picnic tables, fire pits, covered cook houses and sporting facilities. Fish Creek Provincial Park, located in South Calgary is one of the largest urban provincial parks in Canada. The provincial park is over 20km wide, running from Calgary’s west side city limits, east to the Bow River. Almost every community in Calgary enjoys a park nearby. The individual parks found on this page contain information and photo galleries.
Fishcreek - MountainparkDay Use Area
This portion of Fish Creek Provincial Park is located beside the Calgary communities of Mountain Park Estates and McKenzie Lake. The park follows the Bow river in both North and South directions and borders the McKenzie Meadows golf course. The paved bike path winds along the Bow river and throughout the park. This section of the park offers excellent bird watching, wildlife, and fly fishing opportunities. Large Rainbow and Brown Trout can often be viewed from the East side of the pedestrian bridge shown below. Bird watchers can spend hours here. Chickadees will take sunflower seeds from your hand, Woodpeckers seem to be every where, Great Horned Owls are often seen and a Wild Turkey was also located here.