Parks in Alberta, Canada provide travelers an opportunity to explore the wilderness landscapes, eco systems and communities of the province, as well as, discover the history of the province of Alberta.
Click the Alberta Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.
Fish Creek Provincial Park is a year round recreation destination, wildlife sanctuary and day use park located south of the community of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta region of Canada.
The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a birding hot spot in Calgary, Alberta. The Nature Centre provides park information, trail maps and birdwatching checklists. Also at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a day use picnic area and some washrooms.
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park in Calgary, Alberta is a 809 hectare park and the largest riparian eco system in North America. It is the original home of the Siksika, Kainawa and Piikuni First Nation people... and it is the site of the 1977 "Treaty #7" signing.
The popular river pathway system follows both banks of the Bow River and one bank at a time, crossing foot bridges, on the Elbow River. In total the Calgary trail network measures approximately 630+ kilometres. It is said to be the largest and longest paved urban trail network in North America.
Heritage Park is a working village, hosted by pioneer actors, measuring over 51 hectares (127 acres) along the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir. Some say it is the largest historical working village in Canada.
To explore the natural park there are a series of walking trails. The trails crisscross and loop together leading to natural viewpoints. Many provide an almost 360 degree view of the surrounding Calgary, Alberta area.
Prince's Island Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is one of the most popular natural green space areas in downtown Calgary. Prince's Island Park is within walking distance of the downtown shops... and it is a pedestrian only park with no motorized vehicles permitted on the island.
During the summer months the Bow is a destination for such activities as tubing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, birdwatching and fishing. On almost any given day in the summer there are people floating down the Bow through Calgary.
The wooden fort consisted of sleeping quarters, a guard room, storage sheds and horse stables. The purpose of the fort was to investigate and get rid of the whisky traders who had set up shop in the region.
Carburn Park is a large natural area park nestled along the Bow River featuring three man-made ponds, a regional pathway, and numerous wildlife, waterfowl and wildflowers to experience. The park reflects the preservation of wildlife habitat and ecosystem for everyone to enjoy.