As well as seeing the office towers to the south and the (slightly higher) Rocky Mountains to the west, you’ll see plenty of hawks, porcupines, and deer (as well as other running wildlife) on Nose Hill, one of the largest environmental parks in North America.
Calgary’s abundant green spaces turn white in winter and offer plenty of snowy fun. After a big snowfall in the city, there’s nothing like strapping on snowshoes to explore Calgary's dozens of parks. Canada Olympic Park offers the best facilities and lessons. But if you want to see the glistening Canadian Rockies as well as the blanket of snow covering the city, take your snowshoes for a stroll up Nose Hill Park, a giant nature reserve in northern Calgary. If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, the University of Calgary leads snowshoe outings all over Kananaskis Country and Banff.