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Top 10 Parks to Film and Photograph in the City of Calgary

If you are looking for a park to film in the city of YYC, check out some of these scenic locations located within Cowtown's borders.


Fish Creek Park


One of Canada's largest inner city parks. This will take a long time to explore, but here are a few of our favorite locations.


Shannon Terrace

Voltier Flats

The Ranch


There are several entrances to Fish Creek Park and some popular areas to take photos or film. There are a number of small little bridges that make wonderful compositions.


Carburn Park - in the community of Riverbend.


This centrally located park situated along the Bow River river is best accessed by this parking lot. The still ponds make for amazing backdrops. Wildlife such as deer, birds, owls make this a very popular spot with Calgarians.


Bowness Park


There is also free parking in this area as well and benches to enjoy the view. There is a set of wooden stairs that leads down to the bridge. The top of the stairs make a great location for an interview or talking head. If you head to the bottom of the stairs, which leads to the bridge, the Calgary Tower can come into view and also makes a great composition. There is a lion statue at the top as well that is staring out towards the skyscrapers that sets up for a great scene as well.


Baker Park


Is a bit further away from the downtown skyline but if you are filming with a longer lens and use compression, it is still possible to frame the shot to achieve the desired look of central Calgary in a less crowded environment. There is plenty of parking in the area and is close to the Calgary Zoo north parking lot and the Telus Spark Centre.


Edworthy Park


Just West of Crowchild Trail and accessing via 13th Avenue NW (somewhat near McMahon Stadium) and pretty close to that huge toboggan hill when you are heading to the University of Calgary. We’ve often seen news anchors at this location looking out towards downtown and is a nice hidden area with free hourly parking as well.


Griffiths Woods


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


Confederation Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


Nosehill Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


Sandy Beach / Stanley Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


St. Patrick's Island


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


Prince's Island Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


South Glenmore Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


North Glenmore Park


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.


Paskapoo Hills


A less crowded area in town with a very similar view as the Crescent Heights hill but with far less people. Because you will be a bit further away from downtown though, a 70-200mm lens may be needed to achieve a good composition.

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