It's hard to believe that another summer is behind us. Here's to looking forward to a fabulous fall. This year is the perfect time to prioritize outdoor activity and to focus on the beauty that is all around us. The brilliant displays of changing leaves are a great way to spend an awesome autumn day. Here's where to see the fall colours in and around Calgary.
Confederation Park (905 30 Ave NW) is a perfect spot to park yourself on a bench by a pond and take in the dazzling array of colours from the Water Birch and Balsam Poplar trees. Only a 17-minute drive from Trinity Hills.
Prince's Island Park
The shimmering water of Glenmore Reservoir (5R7, 7305 Crowchild Trail SW) will not disappoint. It is always a beautiful spot for quiet reflection. In the autumn, the reflection of the fall foliage off of the water is almost too much beauty to handle. A 19-minute drive from Trinity Hills.
Nose Hill Park
Scotsman's Hill (1901 Salisbury St SE) is the perfect combination of the city skyline and stunning fall colours. Catch the contrast before it fades away for another year. It's definitely one for The Gram! A 22-minute drive from Trinity Hills.
Fish Creek Provincial Park
It's easy to forget you're in the city when you stroll through Fish Creek Provincial Park (15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE). This dense forest of mostly birch trees shimmers with golden leaves and grass. Explore it all along the paved paths -- perfect for walking or biking.
Serious foliage fanatics are more than willing to take an hour-long drive to experience some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. Head out to the Banff National Park area. It is never more stunning than when the leaves are changing. If you are up for a challenging 10.9-kilometre hike through stunning scenery, Larch Valley is an experience you may never forget. The Larch tree is the only member of the evergreen family whose needles change colour to brilliant gold and drop to the ground.
We hope these suggestions of where to see the fall colours in and around Calgary help you make the most of the magic this season.