We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
Population: 1,306,784
  • Calgary is one of 20% of cities with a biodiversity strategy.
  • Calgary is one of three municipalities that have 100% of park washrooms open for use year-round.
  • Calgary is above average for percentage of parkland that is natural area at 56%.
  • Calgary joins a growing contingent of cities to allow the consumption of alcohol in parks. The pilot program initiated in 2021 will return this year in six parks.
  • PlayBins filled with games, activities and recreation equipment are located in five Calgary parks in communities with a high proportion of residents facing barriers to connecting with nature.
  • Thousands of volunteers returned for the annual Pathway and River Cleanup this year to remove litter from three city parks, a Calgary tradition since 1967.
of total city land is parkland

84,820 ha of total city area

Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)

450 m 5 minute walk 2 ha / 1,000 people

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Thirty-five cities participated in this year's report and we hope more will join us next year.
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