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The Bow River Pathways span 48 kilometres, connecting recreational areas such as Bowness Park, Edworthy Park and Prince's Island Park. Pearce Estate Wetland, the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and the Calgary Zoo can also be accessed through these pathways.

Beginning construction in 1975, today the pathways are well maintained and a popular destination for joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers and longboarders. The paths travel through scenic neighbourhoods such as Bridgeland, Kensington and Inglewood.

Buses travel along the Bow River, making it easy to get off at one of the stops and walk along the pathways. Because of the high level of traffic along the network of paths and the gentle terrain, setting a quick pace is suggested.