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Pathway closures and detours

Notable Closures – July 2024

Bow River Pathway Closure (Hillhurst)

  • The north section of the Bow River Pathway will be closed between 14 Street and 10 Street N.W. to wheeling users on Friday, July 5. These users will be detoured to the south side of the Bow River Pathway. Walking users will still be able to use the adjacent pedestrian pathway. Please follow the detour signage in the area. For more information, check the Hillhurst detour map.

Bow River Pathway Closure (Sunalta)

  • A section of the Bow River Pathway on the south side of the Bow River will be closed beginning on Monday, June 10. This closure is to accommodate pathway lifecycle rehabilitation work and is expected to continue through July. Please follow signage and use detours through Sunalta when possible.

Elbow Park Pathway Closure

  • A section of pathway in Elbow Park will be closed for rehabilitation work beginning on Monday, June 10 and continuing through July. Please follow signage and use detours through Elbow Park when possible. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to Rideau Road S.W. and cyclists are encouraged to use the adjacent roadway along the detour route.

Long-term Closures

Bow River Pathway Closures (Bridgeland & Inglewood)

  • A section of the north Bow River Pathway from the Bridgeland LRT station to Baines Bridge will be closed for sanitary trunk construction. Please follow signage and use the detour along through St. Patrick’s Island.
  • A section of the south Bow River Pathway from 8 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.E. is currently closed for Inglewood Sanitary Trunk Phase 2 construction. Please follow signage and use the detour along 8 Avenue S.E.

Summer months tend to be busy and Calgarians use our pathways and bikeways extensively. Periodically pathways may need to be closed due to maintenance, construction work or other unsafe conditions. Temporarily closing pathways and setting up detours allows work to be completed as quickly as possible, while keeping both citizens and workers safe.

Pathway closures due to slope stability follow best practice in slope stability management to ensure a safe re-opening. For more information, visit the Slope stability management policy and framework.

Thank you for your patience during construction.

Pathway closures map

All pathway closures shown on the map are currently closed for construction or due to hazardous conditions. Pathways not listed are considered to be open. 

All posted closure dates are weather dependent and subject to change.​

Pathway closures/detours & access/proximity ePermits and manual

-- Found under Roads ePermits --

Private contractors, consultants, utility companies, and City personnel that require a closure of a City of Calgary pathway, due to construction should refer to the manual.

Governed by Bylaw 11M2019 (“Bylaw to Regulate the Use of Parks & Pathways”) Section 22 stipulates that “any work taking place within 5 meters of the edge of a pathway must have a permit.” This can be related to work commencing in access/proximity or requiring closure and detour of a City pathways involving underground utility work, construction, or any event that is impacting/in proximity to a pathway involving equipment/vehicles access/egress or temporary installations. 

Snow on our pathways

Is it snowing? To make it easier for Calgarians to use the pathway system, maintenance activities include clearing snow from approximately 400 kilometers of paved (regional) pathways, usually within 24 hours of a snowfall. Be sure to check out the latest information about snow clearing on Calgary’s pathways.

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