Historical Photos of Fish Creek Provincial Park (Gallery)

The Provincial Archives of Alberta powered by the Heritage Resources Management Information System offers a funky 1970s flashback time capsule to the opening of Fish Creek Provincial Park, and the Glenbow Museum archives gives a rich history of the property dating back to the 1800s.

1884- Bow River and banks on east side of St. Georges Ranch Fish Creek, Alberta

The unique urban provincial park provides a forest in the city, where you can spot deer and beavers, and it’s a paradise for birdwatchers with many species including the elusive blue heron. Besides the titular Fish Creek, the park also provides access to Bow River, and there is a beach along the manmade Sikome Lake that provides visitors with access to swimming, boating, and fishing. There is over 100 kilometres of paved and unpaved hiking and biking paths and trails, and a route that connects to the Trans Canada Trail.

The picturesque park also makes a perfect venue for an outdoor wedding.

June 1975 – Fish Creek Provincial Park by Harry Sinclair

The Park also features the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, picnic areas, fire pits, a restaurant, and programming provided by the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park. For more information on the Friends of Fish Creek including their programs and event calendar visit their website.

For more information on the park including maps, operating hours, and advisories check out their listing on AlbertaParks.ca

Fish Creek
Winter 1883-1884 – Fish Creek valley
Fish Creek
June 20, 1975 – Official opening of Fish Creek PP by Henry Sinclair
Fish Creek
June 20, 1975 – Official Opening-Fish Creek PP by Harry Sinclair
June 20, 1975 – Official Opening-Fish Creek PP by Harry Sinclair
Fish Creek
June 20, 1975 – Official Opening Fish Creek Provincial Park
June 1975 – Fish Creek PP by Harry Sinclair
June 1975 – Fish Creek PP by Harry Sinclair
1989 – Aerial view of Midnapore area in southeast Calgary, Alberta