City Skyline Vantage Points
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Eager to EXPLORE for that memorable city skyline photographic location?
DETOUR to some of our favourite skyline vantage points
DeTourists, please take note …
- Exercise extreme caution on walkways during winter months
- If exploring several of the recommended vantage point destinations listed in this deTour you will likely require your own transport as distances between destinations are significant
Key DeTour Destinations
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Mc Hugh Bluff, Crescent Heights
Vehicle access from Crescent Road NW or via the McHugh Bluff stairs adjacent to the Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive. Ideal for day and night scenes.
Rotary Park, Crescent Heights
Vehicle access with parking at Rotary Park on 1st Street NE near the corner of 2nd Avenue NE. Ideal for day and night scenes.
Tom Campbell's Hill Natural Park
Street parking and park access from Hill Road NE. Ideal for day and night scenes and sunrise shots.
Scotsman's Hill, Ramsay
Street parking and park access from Salisbury Street SE. Ideal for day and night scenes and cityscapes with mountain backdrops.
Crowchild Trail / Memorial Drive Green Belt
Street parking and access from Brownsea Dr NW and Broadview Rd NW. You will need to cross Memorial Drive via one of the nearby pedestrian overpasses to access the parkland between Memorial Drive and the Bow River. Access on foot or bicycle using the Bow River Pathway network. Preferred for day scenes and sundown shots.
Prince's Island Park
Ideal for day and night scenes. Be wise about visiting the Park after sunset for safety reasons.
St. Patrick's Island Park
Parking off Zoo Road or in the East Village. Pedestrian and cycle access via Zoo Road or the George C. King pedestrian bridge connecting the East Village to Memorial Drive. Ideal for day and night scenes and sunrise shots. Caution should be exercised if visiting the Park after sunset for security reasons.
Poppy Plaza, Kensington
Parking in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside just off Memorial Drive on 9th St NW. Be aware of parking restrictions or permit requirements in the neighbourhood. Pedestrian and cycle access via via the Bow River Pathway system. Idyllic for day and night scenes.