While the golden larch are a major fall attraction in the Rocky Mountain Parks west of Calgary, those unable to make the drive west (or who want to avoid the 8500 vehicles parked on the road to Moraine Lake every Saturday and Sunday during larch season), there are lots of spots to enjoy beautiful fall colours within the Calgary city limits.
Fish Creek Provincial Park and Nose Hill Natural Environment Park are so large that you’re sure to come across some splashes of colour. Over the past couple of weeks, Mrs. GeoK has gone walking in South Glenmore Park and Princes Island Park (downtown YYC), where it’s beginning to look a lot like fall…
South Glenmore Park
École St. Gerard Stream of Dreams Project
Last week, I spotted a patch of tall sunflowers growing near the South Glenmore children’s playground and water park. Detouring from the main pathway to take some photos led to the discovery of a public art project – a fish mural created by École St. Gerard students and installed in the park for the entire community to enjoy. The fish themselves add colour and interest to the otherwise somewhat-depressing chain link fence, but the sweet peas and sunflowers planted along the fence line really complement the colourful schools of fish.
Princes Island Park