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Having Fish Creek Provincial Park and the Bow River right in their backyard was a major selling point for many Deer Run residents when they moved to the community. 
Andrea Cox / For CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Park-side living at its finest: Deer Run is an emerald gem on the shores of the Bow River

A quiet and peaceful community nestled into the bend of the rushing Bow River, Deer Run in southeast Calgary offers something for everyone. The community cradles Fish Creek Provincial Park, with many of its homes backing onto verdant, tree-lined park spaces.

"We absolutely love it here," said longtime resident Brenna Rutt.

She and her husband built a bi-level home in the area in 1987, at a time when the community would have been labelled "new" and was in its final stages of development.

A rendering of Carrington’s Greenway Park.
Courtesy Mattamy Homes

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Colourful community: natural and man-made beauty collide in Canyon Meadows

As the late-summer sun lingers long into the evening, the sound of children's laughter rings out and residents of Canyon Meadows ride their bikes through the tree-lined neighbourhood. It's a picturesque scene – one that attracted Susan Ortt and her husband Glen to the neighbourhood 25 years ago.

Courtesy Flickr user Glen Belbeck

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Evergreen offers suburban charm with easy access to the great outdoors

The southwest community of Evergreen is snuggled against the southern edge of one of Calgary's most beautiful and accessible natural areas – Fish Creek Park. But perhaps its greatest claim to fame is an unexpected one.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Sept. 08, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Flora and fauna: Fish Creek Park offers something for everyone, especially during the summer of COVID-19

Ask anyone who lives across a broad swath of south Calgary for their favourite spot to go for a walk, jog or leisurely bike ride, and the No. 1 answer is bound to be Fish Creek Park.

May 13, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Calgary historical homes: then and now

Several historic residences from Calgary's formative years are still standing today, thanks to restoration efforts, and tenants who are committed to preserving these pieces of the city's heritage.

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

Dec. 04, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Southeast Calgary new-community roundup

Over the past two decades, Calgary's southeast quadrant has experienced exponential growth, and that expansion continues with a handful of new communities that are now coming online.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Jim Zang

Gone fishing: Calgary anglers lured to local waters

There aren't many large cities in the world where you can step out your front door and walk a couple minutes to one of the best trout fishing rivers in the world. Here in Calgary, however, the words "any luck?" are heard frequently on the banks of the Bow River and, to a lesser extent, the Elbow.

Courtesy Anthem United

July 24, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Sirocco at Pine Creek is a new golf-friendly development worth the drive

Developers are teeing up a new community on Calgary's southwestern edge designed to appeal to both golfers and non-players alike.

Tucked away in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sirocco at Pine Creek is a master-planned community with a prime location, a variety of front-drive and paired homes, and a picturesque golf course that shares its name.

Courtesy Jennifer and Mike Elliott

Jan. 10, 2018 | Andrea Cox

Park place

Jennifer and Mike Elliott created their perfect home alongside nature in Woodbine

When Jennifer and Mike Elliott moved to Calgary from Regina with their two young children 20 years ago, they had several must-haves on their home wish list. Namely, the home had to be in an area that was child-friendly, and close to schools, parks and mature trees. They purchased a four-bedroom home in Woodbine with an old-world front porch, just minutes from Fish Creek Park. Now that their kids are grown, they have renovated their home top to bottom, including a new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, lighting and furniture. The final stage was completed last year – a brand new art studio and gallery for Mike, who has shifted his career focus from the oil and gas industry to art.
Woodbine resident Cec Jahrig has enjoyed living next to Fish Creek Provincial Park for the last 27 years.
Jose Quiroz / For CREB®Now

June 28, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Not-so-hidden gem

Flora, fauna and family fun abound in Canada's second-largest urban park

Few realize that the title of second-largest urban park in Canada belongs to Fish Creek Provincial Park. Then again, it's not just the size that attracts two million visitors a year to this sprawling natural area in south Calgary.

In addition to Sikome Aquatic Facility for swimming, the park is home to a mountain bike skills park and many sites for hiking, biking and bird watching. A number of day-use areas offer prime picnic spots, while those who seek more formal dining can enjoy the on-site Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.

There's a visitor centre with theatre and exhibit areas, as well as the Environmental Learning Centre, a nature school that hosts students in science education from Calgary and area schools. The learning centre in particular reflects the values embraced by the park and its users.

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