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Pathway improvements

Calgary has an extensive network of bike and pedestrian paths that connect our communities and parks. The City strives to continually maintain and update these pathways, but disruptions to the pathway network may sometimes be necessary.

downtown pathway
Prince's Island pathway

Using our pathways

Be sure to keep up to date on pathway closures and snow clearing schedules. If you encounter pathway construction, please obey all signs.

Planned pathway projects

In order to improve our pathway network, The City is currently addressing the issue of missing links and upgrades to our pathway system. The following pedestrian and bike paths are in various stages of planning and construction (all projects are subject to change and all dates are weather dependant):

2014 construction projects:

  • 85 St. N.W. - installation of new asphalt pathway along 85 St. N.W. north of 112 Ave. to provide pedestrian access to/from Calgary Remand Center, West View Secondary, and the Calgary Young Offenders Center.
  • Albert Park – lifecycle replacement of pathway within the community.
  • Bel-Aire – new pathway construction from laneway off Malibou Rd SW between Beverley Pl S.W. and Massey Pl S.W. connecting to Glenmore Dam pathway.
  • Dalhousie:
    • east/west pathway between houses from Dalgleish Rd. to Dalcastle Dr.
    • north/south pathway from John Laurie Blvd. to Crowchild Tr.
    • connections to the new Shaganappi Trail pedestrian overpass and Dalhousie LRT
    • lifecycle of existing pathways within the community
  • Edgemont - phase 2 lifecycle replacement of pahtways within Edgemont Ravine
  • Elbow River - flood repair and lifecycle replacement of pathways along the Elbow River from MacLeod Tr. to Stampede Bridge.
  • Heritage Drive - lifecycle replacement of concrete sidewalk with regional asphalt pathway along Heritage Dr. between Elbow Dr. & 14 St. S.W.
  • McKenzie Lake – lifecycle replacement of pathways within the community.
  • Nose Creek to 17 Ave SE (WID Weir) – lifecycle paving of pathway from Nose Creek heading east then south to 17 Ave S.E. Pathway construction from June 17 – November 30.
  • Rocky Ridge - lifecycle replacement of pathways within the community
  • Scenic Acres - lifecycle replacement of pathways within the community 
  • Shouldice Park to Crowchild Trail - continuation of 2013 walking path project – current condition of path to be reassessed in spring 2014 and additional work to be completed as required.
  • Varsity - lifecycle and widening of pathway between 53 St N.W. and Crowchild Tr. N.W. (Dalhousie LRT station).
  • Additional pathway lifecycle projects as required.

2014 Safety Improvement Projects

In partnership with Parks Foundation Calgary, the 138 km pathway that will loop around the city is under construction.

Glenmore Reservoir Regional Pathway Project

The City of Calgary is pleased to announce a significant addition to the city’s extensive pathways and bikeways network with a new pathway link along Glenmore Reservoir. The new pathway link will strengthen the connection of a continuous public pathway around Glenmore Reservoir, providing spectacular views and recreational amenities to all Calgarians.

This project fulfills a long-term vision identified in both Calgary’s Urban Park Master Plan and the Open Space Plan. According to recent citizen surveys, the City’s pathways are used by 83 percent of Calgarians for recreation and transportation. Citizens report high satisfaction with pathways and strong support for a well-connected pathway system.

The new pathway will include a three-metre wide asphalt pathway along the crest of Glenmore Reservoir, connecting the existing pathway network in North Glenmore Park with the pathway network along the Glenmore Trail Causeway. Planning and design for this new pathway link will begin this year. Construction of the new regional pathway link is expected to begin in 2017. 

View the project brochure. For ongoing updates on this project, please continue to check this page.

Glenmore Regional Pathway proposed location
Illustration of propsed pathway location.

Have questions about our pathways? Please contact Parks.