Experience Fish Creek Provincial Park
We moved from Saskatoon to Calgary in 1993 and were delighted to find a home on a ridge in Canyon Meadows overlooking Fish Creek. At that time, there was very little development south of the park, so the view was stunning and deer would wander into the yard.
In 1999 we moved into Parkland. We don’t have the same view, and in the past 20 years the population south of us has grown by an amount equal to the population of Saskatoon, but we still go into the park almost every day. It is our escape from the city. It is remarkable how a short 5-minute walk can transport you to a whole new world and your stresses of the day just melt away.
The best ideas often occur to me when I’m in the park. It was just such a time back in mid August of 2012, when, while riding my bike, it dawned on me that I had never seen a visitor’s guide to Fish Creek Provincial Park. Although I had just committed to launch Experience Kananaskis Country & the Cowboy Trail, I was eager to further expand our business.
It was a “V8 moment” and I almost fell off my bike while slapping my forehead!
Below you will find a link to the mobile edition of the premiere issue of Experience Fish Creek Provincial Park. We hope you enjoy it. Much like Experience the Mountain Parks and our other publications, within this guide you will find maps (everyone loves maps!), compelling images, and stories intended to give you a sense of place, activities and the rich history in the area.
With the first issue off the press, we are now working on our 2014 issue. Our vision is to double the print run so we can serve more residents of Calgary. The scope of our editorial coverage will increase too from just Fish Creek to the entire Calgary Greenway – a project that consists of 138 km of trails that circle the entire city. Some of the stories we are working on include fly fishing, golfing, weddings, bird watching, hiking with tots and tweens, and pet safety.
Here then is a link to the mobile edition of the 2013 Issue of Experience Fish Creek Provincial Park. Use it to enhance your year-round enjoyment of this, one of Canada’s largest urban parks.
Feel free to share it with your friends and family and feel free to submit your story ideas. We’d love to hear from you.