Even 17 months after the flood, Calgary’s pathways are still extensively damaged. Construction seems a bit feverish now that winter is on us but progress seems slow. Come spring, which is a full 2 years after the flood, the pathways will still be far from contiguous.
We have such a great pathway system along the Bow River and the Elbow River. Let’s keep them as a priority for commuters and everyone who loves the outdoors.
I’ve joined the Calgary Trail Runners a bunch of times and they are an awesome group. Lots of crazy people, lots of varied trails, and definitely hard core when it comes to trails. Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff trails mostly, but some trails in the city. They are all-weather folks who can’t get enough of the trails. Not all the trails are really hard or long, but you can’t see the city or highway from most of them.
The tunnels can get a little spooky at dusk with the dim lights but good thing they are no more than 50 strides long.
Confederation Park is a very popular paved pathway heading along the creek. My route starts at the highschool near the university, goes under 14th and 10th Street, and then loops back on the other side of the creek once you get to the cemetery.
At least you get to run from the graves for half the run.