Each year The City of Calgary constructs new regional pathway links to connect existing sections of Calgary’s pathway network. For 2015-2017, our main focus is to identify and complete sections of the Trans Canada Trail within Calgary city limits. These connections will include pathways in the northwest from Baker Park to Haskayne Legacy Park and in the northeast from West Nose Creek Park north to city limits.
We will complete additional pathway links as resources allow.
You can also view the Pathway, Trails and Bikeways online map that outlines the pathway work plans.
Forest Lawn Creek Gateway
The Forest Lawn Creek Gateway is the last stretch of pathway that completes the Rotary Mattamy Greenway
pathway system. This will be a year-round destination for cyclists, cross-country skiers, runners, walkers, and nature lovers. Directly connecting to 55 Calgary communities in all four quadrants, and to the existing pathway network, these connections will make the Greenway accessible to all Calgarians. The project is split into two areas that are tied into existing components of the Rotary Mattamy Greenway:
- Forest Lawn Creek Gateway North: The proposed alignment is along 17 Ave S.E. from 68 St S.E., moving east to Stoney Trail S.E. It then turns south along Stoney Trail to Peigan Trail SE where it then heads west to 52 St S.E. The north and south connection points of this segment are tied into existing components of the Rotary Mattamy Greenway.
- Forest Lawn Creek Gateway South: The proposed alignment ties into the existing asphalt pathway on the east side of 84 St S.E. on the north side of the railway crossing. A signed or signalized cross walk will be designed and built at the pathway railway crossing in accordance with the current Transport Canada and Railway standards. The pathway will tie into the existing asphalt on the north side of 114 Ave S.E. on an alignment that ties into the existing Rotary Mattamy Greenway on the south side of 114 Ave S.E.
85 Street N.W.
A new section of asphalt pathway along 85 Street N.W., north of 112 Avenue was installed to provide access to/from the Calgary Remand Center and the Calgary Young Offenders Center.
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 the 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.
Communities of Evanston and Hidden Valley
In the fall of 2015, work will begin on a new, three metre wide, 1.6 km missing pathway link as part of Calgary’s highly valued regional pathway system. The new connection will extend from Hidden Creek Drive to Evansmeade Circle, crossing under Stoney Trail. It will connect the northwest communities of Hidden Valley and Evanston. Work is weather dependant and may continue into 2016.
Part of this work includes a pedestrian bridge replacement along the Panorama Road alignment, crossing Nose Creek. The original bridge was built many decades ago and has now reached the end of its lifecycle. Once complete, the new bridge will be long-lasting, flood resilient, and will minimize adverse impacts on the nearby sensitive natural environment. The new pedestrian bridge is being constructed jointly by Qualico Homes and Hopewell Communities.
Work is ongoing to construct a north/south missing pathway link between the new pedestrian overpass at Shaganappi Trail N.W. and the entrance to the shopping centre on the northwest side of Shaganappi Trail.
Installation of a local pathway missing link leading to and from a future playground
located between 29 Street and 30 Street S.W, near the Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre.
A local pathway missing link was completed near the Southview Community Association along 33 Street S.E. The work involved upgrading a trail to asphalt surface.