I have always appreciated that Calgary gets four seasons - perhaps not equal in length with spring and fall seeming to be less than a month each, but none the less, so many in the world are envious of our snow. Our temperate climate and proximity to the mountains means winter comes and goes with the Chinooks, and yet I see year over year an embracing of our 'winterness'. This year the Parks Foundation in partnership with the City of Calgary released a specific winter city activity grant - the program was oversubscribed! How amazing that so many community groups wanted to bring winter vibrancy to their neighbourhoods!
Ward 11 is full of winter activities. From set cross-country ski tracks to toboggan hills, or new this year - the winter fire pit pilot project, there is something in every neighbourhood. The team has put together a map of winter amenities, categorized by type. Check it out!
Be sure to thank the many volunteers who make winter activities possible for us. Most community rinks are volunteer led efforts as are many activities. And, if we've missed anything on the map, please let us know!
Ward 11 in the City of Calgary is one small corner of Treaty 7 land. As immediate neighbours of the Tsuut'ina nation we recognize all of Ward 11 residents live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Tsuut'ina, the Blackfoot confederacy, the Ĩyãħé Nakoda nation, and Metis Nation Region 3. As neighbours we are stewards to the prosperous and just future for Indigenous Canadians including Urban Indigenous who live across Calgary and live in Treaty 7 territory.