Calgary Pathways, Bikeways & Trails

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In the late 1960s, Calgarians began envisioning a system of connected pathways on which they could travel throughout the city and access areas of unique natural beauty.

Today, Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, maintaining approximately 1,000 km of regional pathways and 96 km of trails connecting communities, parks and natural areas including:

  • the Bow and Elbow Rivers
  • Fish Creek Provincial Park
  • Nose Creek
  • West Nose Creek
  • the Western Irrigation District Canal
  • the perimeter of Glenmore Reservoir
When using the pathways
  • Respect the posted speed limit (20 km/hour or as posted).
  • Only electric recreational vehicles listed here are allowed.
  • Maintain control over and clean after your pet.
  • Keep to the right and yield to the right-of-way.
  • Check pathway closures before heading out.
Pathways & Bikeways Maps is available in mobile app, online and in paper copy.
  • Get real-time information through mobile app “City of Calgary Bikeways & Pathways”: Download for Android or iOS.
  • Get the most up-to-date routes, tips and resources from the online map.
  • Pick up paper copies of map printed in May 2017 from any City of Calgary Aquatic and Fitness Centres or one of the City’s two leisure centres.

Word of the Day:

Envision: to picture or imagine as a future possibility

*Information in this post is based on the City’s official website on June 9, 2021: