Tag Archives: Bow River

Over the Bow to St Patrick’s Island

On a sunny summer afternoon, we hiked over the Bow River to St Patrick’s Island. The water rushed like a torrent higher up the banks of the island than usual. Wild flowers fluttered in the breeze as we made our way along the trail. Continue reading Over the Bow to St Patrick’s Island

Over Calgary

I hadn’t been up to the Calgary tower in over ten years and all I remembered was the transparent floor where people stood to take a selfie. Me, I wasn’t going to stand on that see-through floor as if I was floating on air. I didn’t need that sick feeling rushing through me from way up. Continue reading Over Calgary

Calgary’s +15

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been to Calgary to visit my daughter. During those visits, I’ve walked every regional park on the outskirts of the city, followed the Bow and Elbow River trails and gone to the Badlands.

This visit, I hung around the city since my daughter moved to the north of the river where it was just a walk across the pedestrian bridge to get there. Continue reading Calgary’s +15

Calgary’s floods

The Bow and Elbow Rivers gurgle through neighbourhoods like old friends. Only when the snow melts from the Rockies, does the water level rise and every decade or so, dramatically.  Continue reading Calgary’s floods