The Natural Path

November 16, 2016

The soul of Calgary’s Northwest is old, but its heart is young.

A home to Calgary’s most storied neighbourhoods and a place cradled by undisturbed nature, the city’s corner is steeped in legacy and brimming with possibility. It’s here that University District begins.

With raw views of the Rockies and foothills, outlined by the cityscape skyline of downtown—U/D is bringing you closer while giving you room to breathe.

Walkers, runners, boarders and bladers take to the interconnecting pathways to the Bow River—with rafters dipping toes in before they take the plunge and push off. Dog-walkers, hikers and cyclists make the climb to Nose Hill and take it the beauty of a place almost totally untouched by the century in which a city has surrounded it.

No matter the season, U/D exists within its own urban oasis—undisturbed, unchanged and unbroken by the growth of the downtown landscape.

Think after-dinner strolls with friends, taking off a grandchild’s training wheels, or squeezing in a quick run to break up the work day—all along a 12-km pathway, known as the U/D green spine that balances nature and city life.

The result? Peace of mind, and the assurance that you really can have it all. That life does work here and it’s calling you.

Whether it’s summer evening movie watching in Central Park, giving speed skating the old college try at the Olympic Oval, heading on a birdwatching excursion, or taking a kayak to the Glenmore Reservoir, University District is ready and waiting.

The options are many, the boundaries are few—and from the Northwest, U/D is bringing opportunity to your everyday.

We want our community members to tell us what their missing piece is, to let us know how they want to reconnect with nature in the Northwest, and to show us the everyday that they want to live.

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