Elbow River Pathway
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For All the Lights in CowtownRiverfront Park, tucked onto a flap of land over the Elbow River, is a great place to get acquainted with the bright lights of the big city if you're a first-time visitor to Cowtown.
The long strip of open green that makes up the park backs onto a quiet residential neighborhood – itself a nice place for a stroll – and offers up views of the iconic Saddledome, the Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, and the Rocky Mountains off in the distance.
I had no idea that Calgary's skyline was so beautiful, no idea that it was so big; standing on a green bluff as dusk swept over the city was a poignant reminder that Canada is packed full of wondrous secrets, from the outdoorsy to the urban.
[Flash traveled to Alberta courtesy of Travel Alberta.]