|Descending into Waterfall Valley, Bowmont Park|
Starting from the parking lot at Silver Springs Boulevard NW and 54 Avenue NW, high on an escarpment, you already have views of Calgary Olympic Park to the south and the Rockies to the west. Go straight on the paved path, take your first right, then turn left into the little valley at the trailhead sign. Get your kids to hold the handrails on the stairs! Once you’re off the bike path, you quickly enter a quiet, private, peaceful place. No bikes are allowed on this trail and dogs must be on leash. This makes it relaxing as much of the rest of the park is an offleash area and my kids were bowled over by excited canines (twice within 2 hours!) as soon as we entered the offleash area. It’s hard when the kids are the dogs’ height and they’re so darn kissable.
|These trees are beautiful with or without leaves|
|The Tufa Falls, Waterfall Valley, Bowmont Park|
|Trainspotting at Bowmont Park|
|Leaving one of the two runoff ponds at Bowmont Park|