Nose Hill Park

Shaganappi Trail at Edgemont Boulevard NW


Nose Hill is vast and, as the moniker implies, hilly.  It’s the second-largest urban park in Canada (Fish Creek is the largest), and one of the biggest in all of North America.  With 300 km of informal trails, you can wander for days.  Nose Hill is a protected natural area, boasting wild flowers in season.  Views of the city are available from the highest perches.

Nose Hill is a true mixed-use park:  cyclists, hikers, cross-country skiers, snow shoers and runners are plentiful on pathways, so pet parents need to be watchful to prevent collisions with Fido.  Off-leash areas comprise only a portion of the park;  signs demarcating areas are widely posted and should be respected.

Nose Hill has four parking lots/different points of access at its perimeter.  Only the Edgemont entrance opens to an off-leash area;  the others need to be hiked on leash before an off-leash area is available.  Waste bins are provided in parking lots, and washrooms are available at the Edgemont and Brentwood entrances.  Maps are provided at various points in the interior.

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