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Peace Bridge, Calgary
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Connecting the northern and southern sides of the Bow River pathway and downtown Calgary to the Sunnyside community, Peace Bridge opened for use in 2012. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava created the pedestrian and cyclist walkway, which spans 130.6 m (428 ft)-- the width of the river. Enjoy a leisurely stroll across this unique crimson bridge, worthy of taking in views day or night. Make Peace Bridge part of your personalized Calgary itinerary using our Calgary vacation generator.
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  • We found this bridge by accident as we walked along Memorial drive. I loved the shape and colour and the wonderful shapes made inside by the gaps. I was also amazed to see it being cleaned while we we...  more »
  • This is an example of trying to make a functional thing (a footbridge) a work of art. In this case, it fails in every way. 1) It looks like a Chinese finger trap 2) It was way over budget because it w...  more »
  • Graduations, weddings or just everyday this has become very popular for pictures in the day and evening. Worth the drive or walk to get there. Nice to have art and culture becoming more prevalent in C...  more »
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  • I've never seen a bridge like before. Great design and it leads directly to downtown Calgary. We just stopped by prior to our flight to see the bridge and downtown.
  • Was a real nice bridge to walk across while taking in the scenery. Beautiful design as well!!
  • At first I wasn't for it - but it's a great asset to the city. I'm excited to see when the final landscaping is done around the area - would love to see a small stage for buskers etc to create more of a hub in the area.
  • That's one of the must see places in Calgary. If you come here you have to go at least once; if you live here you have the chance to go everytime, which is pretty much what I do when biking, walking etc.
  • The peace bridge is nothing short of a modern Calgary landmark. Much maligned when it was first installed, it has become a favorite by many in the city. It has a unique style and fills an access need between two other major pedestrian bridges. The bridge has become a regular part of my lunch time walks and my marathon training runs, and it's always interesting to see what is going on on it on a given day (prom and wedding photos, skateboard videos, buskers, etc).