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Education Opportunities

Calgary River Valleys Interactive Booth at Creekfest 

Saturday July 15, 11 am to 4 pm

We hope you’ll come out to Parks Day & Creekfest, which is a fun family-oriented day at Fish Creek Provincial Park (at the Bow Valley Ranch location, 15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE).  There are guided walks offered, as well as a formal schedule for the main stage area, at which you’ll hear from informative speakers about protecting wildlife, and the role of wetlands in our ecosystem, as well as some great live entertainment. For details on the schedule, click here, and to get your free tickets to this event, click here.  Be sure to stop by the Calgary River Valleys information booth to see a working model of a watershed and what happens when different materials get introduced to our rivers, creeks, and wetlands.

Feedback Opportunities

Input Requested from the Public re Bow River Access Points

Survey open: July 5 until July 31, 2017

Alberta Environment and Parks is launching public engagement on the first phase of the Draft Bow River Access Plan. Over the last 30 years, the Bow River has grown in reputation to become a world famous fly-fishing destination and popular area for rafting and canoeing.  Considering the interest and potential, there is a desire to improve access to the river and foster tourism opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of the fishery. The purpose of the draft plan is to identify key river access points for public use, reduce site impacts, improve recreation, tourism and educational opportunities, and reduce user conflict.

As the planning process enters the engagement phase, stakeholders, river users, and the public are invited to participate in a short survey to share your thoughts on the Draft Bow River Access Plan. More information on the draft plan and access to the survey can be found at Talk AEP. Feedback on this first phase will be collected until July 31, 2017.

Below is a summary of the proposed actions to be taken in this Draft of the Bow River Access Plan.

Input Requested from the Public re City of Calgary Development Application Notices

Survey open: now until August 31, 2017

The City of Calgary is requesting public input on ways to improve how citizens get informed about land use changes and development proposals. They want to ensure the signs are informative about the proposed changes, simple to understand, and provide the public with information on how to get more information of to provide their input regarding the land use or development proposal.  As it stands now, the City puts a notice in the Calgary Herald on Thursdays, as well as information on the City’s website (click here for that page), and the City also puts sandwich board style signs at the site itself.  For an example of the existing sandwich board style notice boards that are put up at the site, as compared to the style of sign put up by the City of Ottawa, see below.

City of Calgary Land Use or Development Notice Board


City of Ottawa Land Use or Development Notice Board

Participation Opportunities

Bend In The Bow

Phase 2:  Completed

This project has now completed Phase 2. To see the report from the City of Calgary Planning department as to what they heard in feedback from the public, click here.  Below are images of the final design proposals for the different sections of the park.

North Bank Area - Final Design

North Bank Area – Final Design


Wildlands Area - Final Design

Wildlands Area – Final Design


Walker Homestead - Final Design

Walker Homestead – Final Design


The Island Area - Final Design

The Island Area – Final Design

This project will be presented to City Council for approval in 2017.