City of Calgary celebrates 1000 km of paved pathway
The City of Calgary has now completed its 1,000th km of paved pathway. This multi-modal system allows Calgarians to experience a number of hidden gems around the city like glacier rocks, historic trees, natural springs and plenty of wildlife.
“Our pathways are a great place to get some exercise and enjoy nature,” said Todd Reichardt, Manager Parks North and West Region with The City of Calgary. “We are very fortunate to have one of the most extensive urban pathway networks in North America.”
Unique to Calgary’s pathway system is its connectivity, highlighted by the Rotary Mattamy greenway, a 138 km system that circles Calgary and connects to over 55 neighbourhoods. In addition, the “missing links” program identifies and constructs new regional pathway links, connecting existing sections of pathway network to one another.
All 1000 km of Calgary’s pathways are visually inspected each year and prioritized for lifecycle repairs and safety improvements.
As we continue to pave and repair Calgary’s pathways, we ask that citizens stay off closed pathways during construction. Detours are only a few extra kilometers long and help to ensure the safety of pathway users and our staff.
To help citizens discover our less-traveled parks and pathways, we will be providing suggestions on the Calgary Parks social media channels. We’re also giving away three guided tours as prizes on the City of Calgary Instagram account.
- A guided birdwatching tour at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
- A guided walking tour of one of Calgary's historic cemeteries — Burnsland Cemetery, St. Mary's Cemetery, or Union Cemetery
- A guided archeological tour of Twelve Mile Coulee with a Calgary Parks archaeologist
Follow The City of Calgary on social media to learn more:
Before you head out, remember to:
- Help limit the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical distancing; leave at least 2 metres between yourself and others and if the park or pathway you go to is busy, leave and head to a less crowded area.
- Utilize the online Pathway and Bikeway map to plan a route near you
- Share the trail and warn others as you pass. Note: bicycle bells are mandatory (bylaw)
- Visit the pathway closures page for maintenance or construction updates
Visit www.calgary.ca/parks for more information.