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.
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):
2013 construction projects:
- Shouldice Park to Crowchild Trail walking path – This work was originally planned early in 2013 and a decision was recently made to stop work and re-evaluate pathway construction requirements. Parks has carefully considered input from Calgarians and will reassess project requirements, particularly in light of the recent flood, which left many damaged sections of pathway. Construction activity at the site will cease and the contractor will be redeployed to alternate locations where the need for repair work is greater.
Timelines for resuming work at this site and the scope of work required for this particular pathway section will be re-evaluated at a later date. Public safety is Parks’ top priority and this section of pathway will be examined in detail, with Parks staff making localized repairs as required in order to make the pathway safe for all pathway enthusiasts.
- 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.
- Westwinds – Prairie Winds Park.
- Albert Park / Radisson Heights – Deerfoot Trail pedestrian overpass / Western Irrigation District Canal pathway lifecycle and drainage concerns.
- Strathcona Park – Strathlea Place S.W. engineered walkway connection Kingsland – path in park between 7304 and 7316 7 St. S.W.
- McKenzie Lake – coincident with playground construction in park between Mt. Alberta View, Mt. Brewster Place, and Mt. Selkirk Close S.E.
- Parks is in the planning stages for pathway repairs to the segment of pathway just north of Mt. Alberta View. The pathway segment is currently contained within the already existing Mt. Alberta View closure. Parks has retained the services of Stantec Consulting Ltd. to perform a topographical survey of the Bow River regional pathway and adjacent area, along the MacKenzie escarpment. The purpose of this survey is to investigate options for repairing the damaged pathway and making it safe for Calgarians. Pathway users may see Stantec employees in the vicinity of the pathway in early summer (June/July) along the escarpment behind Mt. Alberta View.
- Bel-Aire – laneway off Malibou Rd SW between Beverley Pl S.W. and Massey Pl S.W.
- Shale to asphalt lifecycle paving
- Beltline – playground access in park at Centre St. S. and 17 Ave S.W.
- Bowness – pathways in park between 4630 and 4616 70 St N.W., and in park between 8152 and 8136 48 Ave N.W.
- Braeside – paths between 543 and 607 Brookpark Dr S.W. and between 643 and 655 Brookpark Dr S.W.
- Deer Ridge – pathway in park between 14328 and 14504 Deer Ridge Dr S.E., and pathway link between Deermont Court S.E. and Deerview Place S.E.
- Deer Run – pathway in park between 8 and 16 Deercross Way S.E.
- Edgemont – pathway in park north of 104 Edforth Way N.W.
- Falconridge – pathway link from Falshire Dr N.E. to Falchurch Rd N.E.
- Hidden Valley – pathway around stormwater pond between Hidden Creek Green N.W. to Hidden Creek Dr N.W.
- Lakeview – pathway in park between 6836 and 6842 Livingstone Dr S.W.
- Macewan Glen – pathway access to playground between Macewan Park Rd N.W. and Macewan Meadow Cr N.W.
- McKenzie Towne – pathway beside 115 Prestwick Circle S.E.
- North Glenmore Park – pathway in park west of 2419 53 Ave S.W. North Haven – pathway link from Nipawin Cr N.W. to Namaka Cr N.W.
- Ogden – pathway in park between 7643 and 7625 27 St S.E.
- Ranchlands – pathway link through Ranchview Circle N.W.
- Richmond – playground pathway access in Richmond Green
- Shawnessy – pathway in park south of 8 Shawbrooke Manor S.W.
- Thorncliffe – pathway in park at corner of 64 Ave N.E. at 4 St N.E.
- Varsity – pathway in park from Vegas Way N.W. heading southeast towards Northland Dr N.W. pathways
- Whitehorn – pathway at corner of 49 St N.E. and Whitehorn Rd N.E.
- Willow Park – pathway in park between 340 and 364 99 Ave S.E., pathway at corner of Willingdon Blvd S.E. and Acadia Dr S.E.
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.
Illustration of propsed pathway location.
Have questions about our pathways? Please contact Parks.