Ralph Klein Park is one of Calgary’s newest parks, named in honour of former Premier of Alberta and mayor of Calgary, Ralph Klein who passed away in 2013. This man-made wetland was built to improve stormwater quality before it enters the Bow River.
Ralph Klein Park is still not very popular as many people don’t really know about it yet, so it was a relaxing place to visit and explore. It also has a few notable things to see. I had been planning to go for quite a while, and recently decided to finally drive out to visit the park. Continue reading
Inglewood is Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, containing the city’s oldest surviving building (Fort Calgary), and is the city’s original downtown centre. Today, it is primarily a shopping and arts district, in addition to being a beautiful place to photograph at night.
In this post, I share a few of my favourite photos taken during a recent weeknight walk through the neighbourhood. Continue reading
The spring weather is now here, so it’s been a great time to explore the streets and parks of Calgary. I’ve tried to check out a variety of locations at all times of the day. Here are my favourites! Continue reading
Winter visits Calgary several times each year with short bursts of cold weather bringing snow and minus 30 degree temperatures. It can be an unpleasant time to explore the city, but also a rewarding one for photographers! Here are some of the favourite photos of the season.
Many parts of Calgary become quiet at night, but parts of the urban landscape come alive with beautiful colours and lights, especially when it is foggy.
Stephen Avenue is Calgary’s only pedestrian mall, and is one of the city’s most vibrant streets at all hours of the day. It is home to major shopping centres, including a Hudson’s Bay department store which has recently opened its own restaurant with a bar and patio. Most downtown streets are named numerically (e.g., 1 Street SE), but the title Stephen Avenue is used to describe a portion of 8th Avenue.
I’d like to share a few of my favourite photos taken on Stephen Avenue at night over the past year. Continue reading
The Bow Valley Ranche is a historic site within Fish Creek Provincial Park that features many walking trails, and a restaurant inside the historic Ranche building. Near the ranch is a Bow River boat launch area which is also nice to visit. In this post, I’d like to share a few of my favourite photos from this area that I’ve taken over the past couple of summers. Continue reading
On October 9th of last year, Calgary was dazzled with a sunset so incredible that people stepped out of their houses to take pictures. The city is always quite beautiful during the evening hours, but this sunset was very different. Everything around the city seemed to glow.
From my balcony, I was able to capture a stunning photo of the city skyline which I previously shared on social media (including Instagram). The attention it received makes that image one of my most popular ever.
In this post, I would also like to share several other photos taken that day which show the Rocky Mountains in the distance, and other parts of Calgary’s downtown and Beltline neighbourhood skylines. Everything looked incredible in these lighting conditions. Continue reading