Calgary Urban Trail

Type of Trail:

Asphalt regional pathway

Historical Perspective:

The trail sections in Calgary are in greenspaces along rivers and creeks with several natural areas and interesting sites adjacent to the Trail. The Elbow River section includes Fort Calgary (first settlement), the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, Glenmore Reservoir, and Weaselhead Natural Environmental Park. The Bow River section east and south from Fort Calgary includes the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Beaver Dam Flats Natural Area, Carburn Park, and Fish Creek Provincial Park. The Nose Creek section includes the Calgary Zoo and Confluence Park.


New signage, complete with Trans Canada Trail markers, is now in place.


The City of Calgary provides full facilities. There are no campgrounds along the trail. There is a youth hostel downtown (call ahead for bookings).

Points of Interest:

Natural areas – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Weaselhead Natural Environment Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park. Historical – Fort Calgary, Heritage Park. Facilities/Entertainment – Calgary Zoo, Canada Olympic Park, Calgary Stampede, Glenbow Museum.


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