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Park features - Inglewood Bird Sanctuary


All designated trails are graveled and clearly marked. Please stay on trails and obey all signage for your safety and wildlife protection.

Nature Centre

The Nature Centre features informative displays, a bookable meeting/special event space, an indoor classroom, and washrooms.

Colonel Walker House

In 1883, Colonel James Walker settled the land that is now occupied by the sanctuary. In 1910, the current brick house – then named Inglewood – was built, and the surrounding area was named for the most prominent property in the area.

TD Outdoor Learning Centre

This outdoor classroom will allow Parks to expand its programs that teach children about nature and the environment.

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The 'Winged Wisdom' trail

Download the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) IndigiTRAILS app to explore Indigenous art and teachings through an augmented reality (AR) exhibit featuring the birds of Treaty 7 and wisdom of local Elders. 

Bend in the Bow

The City of Calgary is currently working on the creation of a new regional park in Inglewood, incorporating the Sanctuary.

The finished regional park will be called Bend in the Bow. It will include the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, the Inglewood Wildlands, Pierce Estate Park, River Passage Park (including Harvie Passage) and the open spaces between these areas to create a large green space for the enjoyment of all Calgarians.

Other features

  • Picnic and day use area
  • Pathways and benches
  • Indoor washrooms (available during Nature Centre hours)
  • Portable washrooms (available in the parking lot during sanctuary trail hours)

Visiting the sanctuary

  • The Nature Centre has interpretive exhibits and information about local wildlife and parks. Hours of operation are listed above.
  • Some trails are not open to the public. These are fenced off or clearly marked. Please obey all signage for your safety and wildlife protection.
  • School programs can be booked for all grade levels.
  • Birding adventures courses are offered in July and August.
  • Summer day camps are available for children ages 4-12 years.
  • Visitor experience volunteer opportunities are available. Email us for more information.
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