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A bright path awaits, and it’s just outside your door.

Princes Island Estates’ central location makes it ideal to access this extensive pathway system. Whether you choose to run, walk, or bike, living in Prince’s Island Estates will be sure to accommodate both professionals and active outdoor enthusiasts alike. 

The Bow River pathway system provides an important contribution to the economic viability of Calgary’s downtown core. The system facilitates thousands of commuters and residents on route to special events or a casual stroll along the Bow River. It weaves as far north as the Bearspaw Dam, and South down to the Fish Creek Provincial Park.


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Peace Bridge
Peace Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The bridge opened for use March 24, 2012.

The bridge was built by The City of Calgary to connect the southern Bow River pathway and Downtown Calgary with the northern Bow River pathway and the community of Sunnyside. This connection helps to accommodate the increasing number of people commuting to and from work and those enjoying Calgary’s pathways.

The Peace Bridge is conveniently located approximately 5 minutes West (by foot) from Prince’s Island Estates.

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Eau Claire Market
The community of Eau Claire is located adjacent to the Downtown Commercial Core, bounded by Prince’s Island and the Bow River on the north and centre of 4th Avenue on the south, extending from the centre of 2nd Street SW to the centre of 9th Street SW. It takes its name from the Eau Claire Lumber Company, which was established by Isaac Kendall Kerr in 1886. Kerr came to Calgary to build a sawmill for lumbermen interested in developing timber resources in the Bow Valley. A mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a large public plaza and urban parkland make Eau Claire one of Calgary’s most popular areas. Contained within Eau Claire is the city’s Festival District.

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Prince's Island Park
Prince’s Island Park is located in the central part of Downtown Calgary. The park offers several picnic sites, playgrounds, pathways, hiking trails, large art sculptures, flower gardens, water fountains and a cafe.

This park is a great place to escape the downtown pace, you’ll see a lot of people enjoying lunch breaks. Several festivals and events are also held here each year.

Be a part of the energy

If you’d like to find out more about the vibrant community of Eau Claire, please visit the Eau Claire Community Association website.