Category Archives: Calgary

Biking one of Canada’s largest urban parks

Fish Creek Provincial Park is the second largest urban park in Canada, and is contained entirely within the city of Calgary on the south side. It used to span the width of the city, but the city has since sprawled around it.

On bicycle, I can reach the park boundaries in just over an hour. I’ve been making the trip regularly since last summer, and can do so by staying mostly on paved pathways away from cars. This park is a key part of several 100 kilometre bike rides that I’ve done.

It’s now time to share some of my favourite photos!

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Eau Claire Photo Walk

I recently participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk through the Eau Claire area of Calgary. Each year, photographers around the world participate in photo walks in their communities on the same day, entering a photo contest for a chance to win prizes. Personally, I enjoy the opportunity to explore parts of Calgary in a new way and observing how other photographers capture the same scenes.

I previously participated in a photo walk in Inglewood in Calgary.

Below are a few of my favourite photos from this year’s walk.

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Ralph Klein Park

Ralph Klein Park is one of Calgary’s newest parks, named in honour of former Premier of Alberta and mayor of Calgary, Ralph Klein who passed away in 2013.  This man-made wetland was built to improve stormwater quality before it enters the Bow River.

Ralph Klein Park is still not very popular as many people don’t really know about it yet, so it was a relaxing place to visit and explore. It also has a few notable things to see. I had been planning to go for quite a while, and recently decided to finally drive out to visit the park.  Continue reading

Inglewood Night Walk

Inglewood is Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, containing the city’s oldest surviving building (Fort Calgary), and is the city’s original downtown centre. Today, it is primarily a shopping and arts district, in addition to being a beautiful place to photograph at night.

In this post, I share a few of my favourite photos taken during a recent weeknight walk through the neighbourhood. Continue reading