Calgary is a fast-growing city situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of Alberta. It’s home to the second-highest number of corporate headquarters in Canada, with the oil and energy industries a major growth engine. Legendary Banff and Jasper National Parks are a couple of hours away by car.
This is a guide to the best places to run in Calgary. The city has among the the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway networks in North America, especially for a city its size. There are boundless running opportunities on the 800 km of pathways that connect along the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Creek, West Nose Creek, the Western Irrigation District Canal and the perimeter of Glenmore Reservoir.
Calgary Transit provides public transportation services throughout the city with buses and a light rail (LRT). If you’re staying within downtown, it is practical to use public transit to get around and access some great running. However, some of the wonderful running areas outside the city are best reached by car. The airport is about 14 miles north of the city.