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“Weaselhead -a great place for wildlife”
Review of Weaselhead Flats

Weaselhead Flats
Ranked #62 of 311 things to do in Calgary
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This natural park is a beautiful and tranquil wild area right on the western edge of urban Calgary. It is very accessible although to get into it from north or south involves descending short but steep hills. Mornings are better for spotting birds but most mammals are more active towards dusk. Some reviewers have noted off-leash dogs here, and have done so in a fairly favourable light, but please be aware that all dogs MUST be on a leash when in this park. To do otherwise is to be in breach of the by-laws which allow you to freely use this park. The on-leash laws are mainly to protect the wildlife of Calgary's parks from dogs following their natural hunting instincts: snowshoe hares, grouse and other ground-nesting birds are common victims of off-leash dogs, but deer can find themselves hunted too, though very rarely caught by dogs. You probably love the thought of your dog off-leash in a big wild area but please be aware of the consequences of this. Also be aware that throughout the year coyotes are resident here (and will kill and eat small off-leash dogs if given the chance), also that cougars are not uncommon in the area and can also attack small and mid-sized dogs if the chance is there. You may also stumble into one of the city's by-law officers who have the power to issue an on-the-spot fine to the owner of an off-leash dog. Plenty of dog walkers take their furry friends down here on-leash and have a great time -it's such a lovely place for human and dog it's hard not to!.

Thank Philwestwood
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is an excellently preserved piece of nature in the midst of Calgary. Excellent place to head out for a walk or on the bike path. Take your kids to explore. Commune with nature. Have a picnic. On the edge of the Glenmore Reservoir and linked to other habitat outside the city by the Elbow River riparian edge it is a place you can frequently see wildlife (including, infrequently, bears) - and so you need to stay aware.

1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

This park is amazing there is pathways on the edges of the valley for some stunning views and a far but beautiful view of the rockies. You can take a pathway to go down in the valley there is many hiking trials that branch off. For wildlife this is one of the only parks you will see the Tundra Swan before it like a between spot as they migrate. The unfortunate part for cyclist is that some of the best trails to not allow bikes and off very few options to lock up your'e bike. I would defiantly recommend going but more later in the spring when the majority of the path ways melt because they can be very icy and dangerous. If you plan to go off trial bring hiking boots. And also bring bear spray or bear bells

2  Thank CameronHudson
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

right in the middle of the city, and you'd never know it. quiet, loads of paths, fresh air, some water, you can run, bike, rollerblade, or just relax

1  Thank KathyS155
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

This is a lovely area for walks if you love nature. Paths meander around the place, bring your camera. There are occasional seats here and there. Mostly people jog here. Very pretty. Some dogs off leash too.

1  Thank ConnoisseurGal
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