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Battalion Park

Battalion Park is located on the hillside of the Signal Hill community in southwest Calgary whose stone formations have historical significance.
 


Battalion Park

Location: 3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W., west of Sarcee Tr.

Area: 93 hectares

Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Park features

  • Pathway
  • Lookout landing
  • Historical stone formations

About the park

Battalion Park, originally known as Camp Sarcee in 1915, opened on November 3, 1991 and was built to commemorate World War 1. Members of the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta, and Edmonton battalions hauled 16,000 stones in sacks onto the hill.

The original stones were used to form the numbers 137, 113, 151, and 51 which represent the regiment numbers of the above battalions. Members of the 157 Battalion fought for years to maintain the rocks and have them declared a historic site. The stones were carefully stored and saved by Stewart Green Properties Ltd.