2. Crescent Heights Stairs
Calgarians swear by this local treasure when they want to get their sweat on. With 11 flights and 167 staggering steps, racing up and down the winding, wooden stairs at McHugh Bluff Park is a great workout! The view from the top is entirely worth the heart-pumping exercise, with a gorgeous viewpoint of the Calgary skyline. On the other side of the stairs, you’re connected to adjacent parks, like Princess Island Park, as well as additional scenic views of Bow River, some of the city’s bridges and a distant view of the Rockies. It’s a great way to get the entire family outdoors and explore an untouched part of the city.