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Stories Tagged - Princes Island Park

Prince's Island Park is a tranquil oasis where many downtown dwellers come to get away from it all.
Andrea Cox / For CREB®Now

March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Revitalization historic, riverfront Eau Claire is well underway

As part of downtown's humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill.

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July 25, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Mitigation efforts continue five years after 2013 flood

Five years later, memories of the 2013 flood are still vivid, but Calgary is working hard to make the next one less memorable.

"When I got involved five years ago, I thought the City would be further along than they are now, but we have to appreciate that a ton of work has been done around flood mitigation," said Tony Morris, co-president of the Calgary River Communities Action Group. The grassroots organization advocates for upstream mitigation to protect thousands of homeowners across Calgary.

The Harry Boothman Bridge. Photos, Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

March 05, 2018 | Tyler Difley

Bridging the gap

A crash course in Calgary bridges

Most Calgarians probably don't stop to think about the city's bridges every time they cross over them by car, by bike or on foot. However, many of these important structures have interesting backstories or architectural designs that make them special.
Tiny homes measure between 120 square feet and 420 square feet, and range in price from $50,000 - $100,000.
Courtesy Blackbird Tiny Homes

Sept. 27, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Tiny paradise

Versatile tiny homes provide unique lifestyle on a limited budget

Mark Kirk sold his house, moved to Calgary, and only then realized how much stuff he really owned, and how little of it he regularly used. This revelation – along with his desire for a career change – led Kirk to start his own tiny-homebuilding business, Blackbird Tiny Homes.

These homes are called "tiny" for a reason, measuring between 120 square feet and 420 square feet. Kirk says that while tiny homes have been around for close to a decade in the United States – and are the subject of more than one HGTV series – they're a relatively new option for Albertans.

Jessa Morrison, senior manager of marketing and communications for the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, says that during St. Patrick’s Island’s re-development, wild plant species native to the area were re-introduced to emphasize its “lush and wild” nature.
Adrian Shellard / For CREB®Now

June 28, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Inner-city escapes

Parks are especially important in densely developed downtown

"Quality, not quantity" is how City of Calgary parks manager Keath Parker characterizes green spaces in Calgary's downtown core, an area that's not only home to tall office towers, but residential neighbourhoods as well, including the Beltline (Connaught and Victoria Park), East Village and Eau Claire.

Parker explains it wasn't until the mid-1960s that the province's Municipal Government Act (MGA) gave municipalities the authority to take up to 10 per cent of a development for open public space. Residential neighbourhoods developed prior to that tend not to have as much green space as those created after the MGA.

However, Calgary's downtown is still far from a cold, concrete jungle. In fact, there are 24 parks in the downtown area covering roughly 65 hectares of open green space, according to the City.


Dec. 17, 2014 | CREBNow

In Photos: Winter in YYC ... and area

Winter is here.

Calgary gets an average of 129 centimetres of snow in a year. While this can be a headache for some drivers and shovellers, it's also an opportunity to head out with the family and explore the winter wonderland in both Calgary and area.


June 23, 2014 | CREBNow

Summer in the city

Calgary's inner city is a hustle and bustle of activities. A hub of some of Calgary's best restaurants, pubs and shops, there's a lot of the inner city yet to be discovered. CREBNow has compiled five things to do in the city that might not have been at the top of your radar.


Aug. 14, 2013 | CREBNow

Summer in The City

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