Fall is such a spectacular time of year. With the leaves changing to hues of yellow, orange and red. The cooler crisp temperatures meaning more layers of style – which is always exciting. Plus Calgary’s skyline looks pretty picturesque from all of its colourful angles.
The only problem with fall is that it is far too short. It always feels that no sooner does it arrive, does it then finish. I make it a point to always be very mindful to get out and take it all in while I can. Especially being in Calgary, and knowing potentially fall will literally only make a peek-a-boo appearance.
The great thing about the city of Calgary is there are plenty of stunning spots to enjoy. It is so easy to take a leisurely stroll in the various areas of the city only to find yourself to get lost in it all and have suddenly spent the better portion of the day basking in its ambiance.
It is also very easy to take a couple short drives in a day to enjoy plenty of Calgary’s breathtaking beauty all in one go.
A great place to start is up at Cresent Heights. The view is spectacular.
You can park your car there for up to two hours, and then, take the stairs down, cross the bridge over the Bow River, where I highly suggest you stop for a moment to appreciate its beauty.
Then you can head straight into Prince’s Island Park.
I absolutely love Prince’s Island Park.
It has such various charming factors to it, and when you are strolling through you suddenly no longer feel you are in the middle of a city. Rather you are transferred to a magical little naturistic getaway.
The architectural masterpiece the Peace Bridge is a short walk through Prince’s Island Park.
It was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Perhaps the fact that he is Spanish makes me a bit bias as to my grand appreciation for it. Spain is my other home.
That aside, it is a nice bridge to meander across.
While you are admiring bridges here in the city. It is also an easy and short trip to East Village, where there is another unique bridge surrounded by bike paths for you to cross.
Climbing mountains and crossing bridges, that is what we do in life. Metaphorically speaking.
So go on then, what are you waiting for? Cross a few bridges in Calgary. You will not be disappointed.
From there it truly is only proper that you end the adventures by putting a cherry on top of your sightseeing day.
Or perhaps I should say a saddle. I mean this is Cowtown we are talking about.
Just another short jaunt from East village you will find yourself in the historic area of Inglewood. Where you will also easily find Scotsman’s Hill.
Here you get an unbelievable view of the Saddledome and Stampede Park, not to mention another angle to the shimmery city line.
The feeling up there is lush and serene. A whole mix of incredible things.
This is an extraordinary day of fall sights to take in, in Calgary. Believe me, it was a feast for the eyes the whole time.
Now let’s get back to the point about taking it in while you can. While it lasts. Within 24 hours of this day, winter arrived. With bountiful and colourful leaves still on the trees and fall begging to stay around longer. The snow just couldn’t resist flying.
It is amazing, in two days we experienced two seasons. Mother nature just loves pulling fast ones on everyone here in Calgary.
What can I say? Rain or shine, fall or winter – this city is a stunner.