Autumn in Baker Park - Hiking Alberta

 

Baker Park on the Bow River, across from Bowness Park, is the former site of a sanitarium in Calgary.

 

 

A hike and bike tour through Bowness Park and Baker Park, on opposite sides of the Bow River in Calgary, is particularly impressive early in this brief fall season when the amount of daylight is decreasing dramatically.

Following are a few images from the day.

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada A tributary pond at the south 84th Street Bridge entrance to Bowness Park

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Seagulls and ducks occupy a Bow River sand bar in Bowness Park, Calgary

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada The floating fountain in Bowness Pond

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Falling leaves on Bowness Pond tributaries

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Flower basket at the paddle boat rental facility in Bowness Park

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada A view of Baker Park across the Bow River from Bowness Park

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Map of Baker Park

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Many park benches are placed in memory of loved ones. I found the quotation on this bench significant to me.

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada A downstream view from Baker Park on the north shore of the Bow River

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bowness Park across the Bow River from Baker Park

 

Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fall colours in Bowness Park and Baker Park - Calgary, Alberta, Canada  

 

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