Nose Hill Park
5620 14th St NW, Calgary, AB
Nose Hill is one of Calgary's largest parks, and offers spectacular city views.
|Getting There |||16th Ave NW, north on 14th St NW|
|Cross Street |||John Laurie Blvd NW|
Profile Last Updated: May 06, 2009
Lookin' for a great vantage point for city views? Take out any map of Calgary, open it up and you can't miss it; a very large patch of green. This is not spilled ink or a printer's error, this is the calm within the storm; this is Nose Hill Park, a grassy oasis dotted with aspen groves and shrub habitats.
In an urban expanse that sometimes swallows us up with its noise, concrete, clutter and confusion, Nose Hill Park provides a peaceful escape to a natural prairie setting that blankets 2,600 acres overlooking the city from the north. Visitors to Nose Hill Park are treated to a spectacular view of the city and mountains and the full spectrum of prairie wildlife and habitat.
Canada's largest natural area urban park is situated in Calgary's northwest between 14th Street, John Laurie Boulevard and the communities of MacEwan Glen and Edgemont. Nose Hill Park's importance to Calgary and those who embark upon its rolling pathways through lush grassland is evident by its own preservation society, The Friends of Nose Hill.
Of course if you are a bird watcher or maybe even a photographer, there is no place in Calgary where you’ll get a better shot. Nose Hill Park is also abundant with porcupines, gophers, ground squirrels, mice and plenty of coyotes. You may also see archeological sites in the park such as stone circles, known as ‘tipi rings’.