Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary (must see)

If you love watching birds, do not miss a visit to Inglewood Bird Sanctuary on your trip to Calgary. This wildlife reserve is spread over 36 hectares and is inhabited by at least 270 species of birds. There is no dearth of nature trails here that run through the riverine forest.

You can find a variety of interesting wildlife at this sanctuary any time of the year, even though summer and spring are the best seasons for bird viewing. If you are here during late fall or spring, you will find uncommon species of gull. During fall migration, you can find many warblers.

The sanctuary is bordered by the Bow River Pathway through which bicycles and pedestrians access the area. This sanctuary is open on all days of the year from dawn to dusk. You can enjoy the natural ambience strolling along the 2.5 km pathways. On the western side of the lagoon, between the river and the south bridge, you will find trails that are wheelchair accessible.

Visit this sanctuary in various seasons and you will find that more birds come here during certain periods than others. If you wish to enjoy watching the migrant songbirds, the best time to be here is August and September.

If you visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary during winter, you will find a lot of tame black capped chickadees and thousands of mallards.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary  

Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calgary is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in Canada's Alberta province, renowned for its high-rising skyline, symbol of wealth earned by the local oil industry, and the famous Calgary Stampede, massive annual rodeo festival. Among the city's main landmarks are Olympic Plaza, Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue and more. To find your way around these and other key local attractions, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

Officially founded in 1963, University Heights is a rather small residential district in Canada. However, the neighbourhood has its share of interesting attractions, from important landmarks that hosted the Winter Olympics of '88 to the renowned University of Calgary. Take this walking tour and enjoy the best of University Heights and its surroundings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2

A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2

Let's continue our walk in downtown Calgary. Awaiting you here are such major attractions as Chinatown with its unique Cultural Center and the alluring Prince's Island Park. If you are interested in shopping, look for the Dragon Mall and Eau Clair Market. Enjoy this walking tour as it takes you to the Western part of downtown.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 1

A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 1

As the biggest city in Alberta, Calgary has quite a few things to offer. One should definitely start getting acquainted with the city in its downtown area. Not only will you find the most prominent landmarks, but you will also get an idea of what Calgary is like. Take this walk to discover the eastern part of downtown with its rich cultural and historic heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

This tour is all about Calgary's outdoor sculptures: some of them weird, some of them outstanding, some of them merely amusing. You won't find imposing grey monuments with tones of history behind them. It's all about those small unrevealed sites in tourist handbooks, those colourful places captured in photos. Take this tour and discover Calgary's creative spirit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

This walking tour will be mostly about Inglewood, a friendly and picturesque neighbourhood on the bank of Elbow River. Explore the natural pearls of Calgary by visiting the Bird Sanctuary or the Bow Habitat Station, and learn about the history of the city at Fort Calgary. Take this tour and enjoy a stroll in central Calgary.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km