Calgary’s 138-Kilometre Greenway Pathway is HUGE
Did you know that there’s a 138 kilometre pathway system in Calgary that connects over 400,000 Calgarians in more than 55 communities?
Officially named “the Rotary Mattamy Greenway,” this network is the cycling equivalent to what Stoney Trail is to the entire city. But it doesn’t stop there either.
The Greenway connects to the rest of Calgary’s bike paths, combining to create a network of over 1,000 kilometres long. These pathways can be used for recreation and getting to and from work year round.
Many media outlets and writers in the past have suggested this might be one of the, if not the largest urban pathway networks in the world.
Greenway is Nearing Completion!
Coming in at a cost of $50 million, the Greenway is now more than 95 percent complete. The funds necessary for its construction were donated by a number of contributors, including:
- Municipal, provincial and federal government
- Mattamy Homes
- Rotary Club
- Other real estate and energy companies
It’s expected to take about 12 hours to complete the entire pathway system going at an intense pace. However, there’s quite a few segments to this massive network and it’s suggested you take each one of them in at a slower pace and on separate days.
There’s a number of different segments to the Greenway found in all quadrants of the city. They vary in difficulty and length.
Some of the most popular routes:
- Cranston Ridge Pathway – Rating: Easy
- Northeast Pathways – Rating: Easy
- Weaslehead to Anderson – Rating: Intermediate, Distance: 7.5km
- Bowmont to Baker – Rating: Intermediate / Difficult, Distance: 6.0km one way
- Greenway route – Rating: Difficult, Distance: 75km one way
Learn more about the Rotary Mattamy Greenway in Calgary here.
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