Bragg Creek Provincial Park

Features
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Washrooms
  • Free Parking
Description

Bragg Creek Provincial Park can be found in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains beside the Elbow River; it has a large open picnic area; fishing is excellent.

Location

The Hamlet of Bragg Creek is located 44 km west of Calgary. The provincial park can be found 1.5 km southwest of the main intersection along White Avenue.


Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Description

The park consists of more than 1,300 hectares of foothills parkland.

  • Preserves and protects significant natural features, including endangered ecosystems and rare species
  • Provides a unique opportunity to showcase the rich history of ranching and the historic Glenbow townsite
  • Is managed through a formal partnership with the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
Location

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is located along the north shore of the Bow River between Calgary and Cochrane.


Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

Features
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Washrooms
  • Free Parking
Description

Big Hill Springs is located between Parkland and Foothills natural regions; it preserves a large spring and series of small waterfalls that flow year-round over rocky terraces covered with a lush growth of shrubs and grasses. The park is also the site of a historic fish hatchery and Alberta's first commercial creamery.

Location

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park is located approximately 37 kms northwest of downtown Calgary, and 10 kms east of Cochrane. From Calgary, follow highway 1A west to Lochend Rd, turn right (north) 11 kms to RR 567. Turn left (east) 3.3 km to the park turn off. There are signs for Big Hill Springs along the way so it is easy to find.


Langdon Park

Features
  • Field House (community centre)
  • Large Playground
  • Tot Playground
  • Skateboard Park
  • Paved Walking Paths
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Outdoor Skating Rink
  • Free Parking
Location

The Hamlet of Langdon is located approximately 16 km, or 20 minutes, east of Calgary. Langdon is located on Highway 797 and is parallel to Highway 560 (Glenmore Trail - Calgary) in the rural setting of the Canadian prairies.


Western Irrigation District Canal Pathway

Features
  • 26 km long, asphalt, in good condition
  • Multi-use: cycling, walking, running, in-line skating
  • Several major wetlands
  • Interpretive signage
  • Rest stops are located sporadically along the trail but do not include restrooms
Description

At the request of adjacent land owners there are no parking facilities along the pathway. Users can access the trail at the start and end points and at most major street intersections.

Highest usage occurs during the summer when 300-400 people may use the trail on a weekend day.

Location

From Max Bell Arena in Calgary, east to Chestermere Lake.


Boulder Creek Park

Features
  • Tot Playground
Location

This small park can be found in Boulder Creek Estates in the Hamlet of Langdon, a 20 minute drive east of Calgary.


Charles Butler Park

Features
  • Small Playground
Location

North of HWY 566 and on Mountain View Road


Bottrel Park

Location

Bottrel is located approximately 65 km northwest of Calgary, just off Highway 22.


Off-Leash Areas

Currently, Rocky View County does not have any dedicated off-leash areas. Unless signage indicates otherwise, all county lands permit off-leash animals. However, requirements of the Animal Control Bylaw must be met at all times.

  • Dogs must wear a valid Rocky View County licence tag.
  • The person holding the leash must be able to control the dog.
  • The owner must pick up the dog's defecation.

Dogs are not permitted in the following areas:

  • Playgrounds (meaning the sand or grass base beneath playground equipment)
  • Floral gardens

Contact

Municipal Lands
403.230.1401
municipallands@rockyview.ca

To report suspicious activity or unauthorized use of County lands, please contact:

Park Watch Hotline
403.520.6363
parkwatch@rockyview.ca

Parks & Open Space Master Plan

The County's Parks and Open Space Master Plan is a 25-year strategy providing an overarching vision for the County in making future open space, parks and trail decisions.