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5 scenic cycles through Calgary for the whole family

I love moving through Calgary by bike – the freedom, fresh air and sunshine makes me happy. Calgary’s extensive pathway and cycle track network makes navigating the city a breeze and a pleasure whether you are keen to pedal uninterrupted along pathways or embark on a multi-tasking cycle tour. And there is nothing like outdoor activity under Calgary’s big blue skies to help clear your head and shake up your routine. 

Let’s connect Calgary by bike!

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Beat the heat!

There is no better way to beat the heat on a scorching summer day than in a local wading pool or splash park! Calgary and the surrounding areas have an abundance of places to wet your feet and cool down.

According to calgary.ca, spray parks, wading pools and outdoor pools are typically open from mid-June until fall (weather dependent). So, pack up the waterproof sunscreen and towels and head out to one of these spots for a splish-splashing good time.

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Discover paddling with your family

The great outdoors naturally lends itself to excellent activities for families, and when it’s hot outside, being on or around a body of water is the place to be. Getting outdoors improves physical, mental, and social well-being and teaches responsible environmental behaviors, inspiring those of all ages to want to protect that environment. Paddling is, hands-down, one of the best ways to get outdoors and experience the summer!

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3 superb suburban walks through Calgary

Shawnessy- Somerset - Bridlewood Creek Wetland

Neighborhood families walking and biking along interconnected pathways is a common sight in this suburban walkabout. Founded in 1981, Shawnessy was built with walking in mind. Paved pathways meander through green spaces, in between homes to the Bridlewood Creek Wetlands, where birdlife thrives. 

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