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As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to rise, Spring brings new opportunities for exploration and adventure in downtown Calgary and beyond. From vibrant urban parks to scenic pathways and cultural attractions, there’s no shortage of things to see and do, so rent a bicycle or hop on one of the city’s rideshare eScooters or eBikes and get ready to discover the best of downtown Calgary.

The Westley Hotel is your perfect starting point for an unforgettable springtime adventure, just minutes away from parks, bike paths, unforgettable eats and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Exploring Downtown Calgary

Begin your journey in downtown Calgary, where bustling streets and iconic landmarks await. Cruise down the scenic pathways alongside the Bow River, taking in panoramic views of the city skyline and the majestic Rocky Mountains in the distance. Make a stop at Prince’s Island Park, a lush oasis nestled in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy a leisurely picnic or take a stroll through scenic gardens and wooded trails, and maybe catch one of the city’s talented buskers performing their art.

Explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Kensington and Inglewood, known for their eclectic shops, trendy cafes, and vibrant street art.

And don’t miss the infamous Kensington Wine Market!

Pedaling Through the Parks

Venture beyond downtown Calgary and discover the city’s expansive network of urban parks and green spaces. Ride along the pathways of Fish Creek Provincial Park, one of North America’s largest urban parks, where you can spot wildlife, enjoy scenic views, and explore historic sites.

Take a leisurely ride through Confederation Park, home to sprawling lawns, tranquil ponds, and colourful flower gardens. For a dose of culture and history, visit Heritage Park Historical Village, where you can explore a living history museum and learn about Alberta’s rich heritage.

Another route could lead you all the way to Nose Hill Park, a vast expanse of prairie landscape offering stunning views of the city and the surrounding foothills, or discover the scenic pathways of Glenmore Reservoir, where you can enjoy watersports, picnicking, and birdwatching along the shoreline.

For a true outdoor adventure, rent a car or hop on a bus to Banff National Park or Kananaskis Country, where endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing await.

Convenient Transportation Options

Getting around downtown Calgary and its surrounding parks and attractions is easy thanks to the city’s convenient transportation options. Rent bicycles from one of the many rental shops located throughout the city, and take advantage of Calgary’s extensive network of bike lanes and pathways. Chat with your concierge here at The Westley for more information and tips about how to get set up for your perfect two-wheeled adventure.

As spring blossoms in downtown Calgary and the surrounding parks and attractions, there’s never been a better time to explore this vibrant city on bicycles and scooters. From urban parks and cultural landmarks to lovely outdoor pathways and adventures, Calgary offers endless opportunities for discovery and sightseeing. So grab your helmets, hop on your bicycles or scooters, and get ready to experience the best of downtown Calgary and beyond this spring. The Westley Hotel welcomes you to embark on an unforgettable journey through this energetic and dynamic town!

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