Park #11: Carburn Park: Third Culture Kid πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Bow River Pathway:

Mum and I decided to go to Carburn Park right after we saw Sue Higgins Park. We crossed the Bow River and saw on the sign for the Bow River Pathway that Carburn Park was not far away.

Park History:

I admit I had never looked up the history of the Calgary Stampede at all before I came here. When I saw Senator Patrick Burns’ bio, I thought, β€œOh that’s how it started!”. I researched the history more thoroughly later on.


Carburn Park has both a lagoon and a lake with a variety of trails around both. There are activities to be enjoyed in this park year-round! In the winter, there’s an outdoor ice rink. In the summer, you can go canoeing or fishing. If none of those activities are appealing, you can simply walk or sit on the benches and take in what’s around you. It’s a great place for a picnic in warmer weather!


Even though the park was on flat ground, getting to and from the park is more challenging if you have mobility issues. Parts of the Bow River Pathway are unpaved. Those sections can be a Good Montana Road or a Bad Montana Road as I said above. It’s funny to say it, but in real life, it’s not good to be flippant about it.

Final Notes:

This is the point where I took a break from my Parks Challenge. If you followed me last October, you know why.



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