RiverWalk is Calgary’s gift to itself: the 4km green promenade will extend from Chinatown all the way to Stampede Park, making Calgary a riverfront city for the first time since its founding. RiverWalk connects neighbourhoods and returns the banks of the Bow and the Elbow to Calgarians.
From its start near the Centre Street Bridge in Chinatown, RiverWalk meanders along the Bow River through East Village to the confluence of the Elbow River. Future phases will follow the river south toward Stampede Park and Lindsay Park.
The first stage of RiverWalk is now open with 2 km of recreational pathway extending from Centre Street eastward to Fort Calgary. The wide promenade has dedicated pedestrian and cycle lanes, which make commuting to the city centre a lovely experience. RiverWalk Plaza in East Village, inspired by the classical town square, has become an important gathering space for Calgarians who are keen to take in an opera performance, watch an outdoor movie on the Simmons Building, or shop at an outdoor crafts market.
While Calgarians are enjoying RiverWalk and RiverWalk Plaza, we are busying preparing for the next stage of its delivery!
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