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The Top 6 Bike Trails in the City

Calgary’s Best: The Top 6 Bike Trails in the City! 

Dust off those bike helmets, Calgary! Today, we’re going on an exciting cycling escapade across the city. 

The mission? To find the ultimate trail that will make your heart pump with excitement!

You don’t need to be a seasoned cyclist who can continuously cycle for 100 miles (that’s 160 kilometers) in order to enjoy the rides we’ve picked, fortunately. In fact, you can be someone who thinks that a bike chain is just a mere accessory to elevate your outfit, as you’ll see below.

1. Glenmore Reservoir

Glenmore Reservoir


Located on the Elbow River, Glenmore Reservoir is a man-made reservoir where Calgarians get their drinking water. Aside from providing water supply to thirsty locals, it also serves as an enticing location that caters to multiple outdoor activities – including cycling, of course. 

Perfect for beginners, this trail is mostly flat with the occasional guest appearance of hills even kids could effortlessly navigate. 

2. Bow River Pathway

Bow River Pathway


Up for a slight challenge? Try the Bow River pathway! 

It starts at Fish Creek Provincial Park leading up to the Bow River Pathway in the north. That said, cyclists have the choice to start and end their excursion anytime. 

Considered a route with moderate difficulty, it has a few hills, so be ready for those. However, if you’re not a complete beginner, you might just be able to breeze through this one. 

3. Prairie Winds Park 

Prairie Winds Park


Address: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3J 1P6, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-268-2489

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 5 AM to 11 PM 

If you’re looking for a quick cycling session, look no further. Prairie Winds Park offers a tranquil 1.4km loop trail. 

There are also usually a few people around, which we find delightful. Of course, expect the occasional families with kids in tow. 

In addition to biking, the park also offers a diverse range of recreational amenities, including a kiddie playground and several sports facilities. 

4. Fish Creek Provincial Park 

Fish Creek Provincial Park


Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 10 PM 

Fish Creek Provincial Park is known among cyclists for its well-maintained paths and enchanting natural beauty. 

With 1,300 hectares to explore, cyclists can effortlessly pedal their way through unhindered paths, ensuring a remarkable cycling experience. 

5. Nose Hill Park 

Nose Hill Park


Address: 6465 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T3K 2P6, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-268-2489

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 5 AM to 11 PM 

Nose Hill Park provides an exhilarating venue for outdoor enthusiasts. Spanning approximately 1,129 hectares it has diverse trails and offers dirt, paved, and gravel paths. Aside from flat trails, it also features an exciting downhill path, perfect for those who want that adrenaline rush!

6. Baker Park 

Baker Park


Address: Calgary, AB T3L 1S5, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-268-2489

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 5 AM to 11 PM 

Stretching over a 12-hectare space, Baker Park is located on the west end tail of the city. It’s a picturesque location we’re sure outdoor adventurers would love. 

In fact, Baker Park has been the ideal location of plenty of outdoor weddings! Anyway, this bike trail is pretty easy, but that doesn’t mean you won’t break a sweat. 

The pathways give a fantastic view of the Bow River, providing cyclists a chance to bask in its beauty. This one’s perfect for those seeking a leisurely ride or a family-friendly bonding experience through outdoor activities. 

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