We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of the good things about Calgary”

Calgary Pathway System
Ranked #13 of 309 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A series of paths used for recreational purposes.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The pathways are extensive and great for walking, cycling, jogging. Many of them follow the Bow river and he scenery is nice. You might see deer, beavers, all kinds of ducks and even white pelicans at certain times of the year.

1  Thank 66scottie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (488)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

391 - 395 of 488 reviews

Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hop on your bike right from the airport and join up with bike paths that are both functional and recreational. Check the City of Calgary website for a map. Walkers, joggers, skate boarders all use the path. There are some speed limits; you have to have a helmet on your head and a bell on your bike.

Thank barb_ken
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2013

you can bike or run forever! this path system is so extensive, all along the Bow R (and soon to be joined to the new Prov Park by Cochrane), as well as all up the Elbow River, and by the airport. You could use it for a long time without getting bored. And the best part is, a significant part of it is plowed during winter to allow for outdoor exercise even when the roads or sidewalks are in bad shape.

Thank KathyS155
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 24, 2013

There are very few weeks during the year when I don't walk or cycle along the pathway system in Calgary. It's a short cycle from my house to Glenmore Park, and once there I can go through the Weaselhead and along the western outskirts all the way to Fish Creek, through Fish Creek to the Bow River, and all the way back through downtown to the path up the embankment near 24 Street SW. It's a 63 km. trip for which I spend less than 6 km. on roads. I've also cycled up the Nose Creek pathway almost to the Airport, and west along the Bow River to Bowness Park.

My only major complaint is that in their zeal to stop motorized vehicles from entering the paths, the City puts posts in the middle of the paths at the entrances to bridges, and the resulting two halves of path are usually narrow. Combine that with the fact that they almost always occur at the bottom of hills and you have a situation that's dangerous and annoying for cyclists. The City should spend more time concentrating on the safety of users than discouraging people on motorbikes.

Thank TravelSkeptic43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Calgary has to have one of the best pathway systems in Canada. One can easily ride 80km roundtrip from downtown deep into Fish Creek Park. It's an easy way to rack-up some kilometres without the stress of cars. Be mindful of pedestrians and control your speed... but in many places you'll only see the occasional dog walker. Bravo, Calgary!

Thank Cp W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Calgary Pathway System also viewed

 

Been to Calgary Pathway System? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing