Things to See and Do From
Pathway Cottage B&B in Calgary

"Breakfast First"  

Do you smell that? That's the aroma of Trish's fresh ground coffee - extra rich, full flavoured, and if you'd like to enjoy it before breakfast just let us know a little ahead and it will be waiting for you ... and that's just the beginning.

For those who prefer the other international hot drink, we offer tea in the English tradition, leaf tea (not tea-bags) steeped in a pre-warmed pot.

Take pleasure in a full, hearty breakfast served in our attractive dining room complete with stemware and silver cutlery. Enjoy fresh fruit, herbal compliments from the garden (in season) and home made breads and baked goods.

Breakfast at Pathway Cottage is a visual pleasure too
The dining room at Pathway Cottage overlooks 
3000 acre Bow Valley Ranch & Fish Creek Provincial Park


"After Breakfast, What Then?"



"Enjoy our garden and park location in southeast Calgary"

Many of our guests have mentioned the retreat type setting of Pathway Cottage and how it promotes a refreshing of mind, body and spirit.

Relaxing to the sound of cascading water over a multi-stepped waterfall by our ponds has proven to be mind clearing and a pleasant pastime. As well, many have expressed their delight in taking advantage of the array of amenities provided by the sprawling expanse of the historic Bow Valley Ranch (now 3000 acre Fish Creek Provincial Park) at our garden gate.

  • Take pleasure in a revitalizing stroll in the park on some of the 80 KM of paved and shale pathways in the river valley.

  • Pathway Cottage is well located for day trips (hiking, site-seeing etc.) to Alberta's ranchlands, foothills, mountain and badland locations.


Relax by our pond in the garden
Let your stresses cascade away with the water in this scenic and tranquil by-the-waterfall, setting  
- your table awaits!


"Enhance-the-Romance on a bicycle built-for-two"

The well treed river valley is home to mountain fed Fish Creek, where it joins the Bow River. Mule and white-tail deer, beavers, porcupines and coyotes as well as a variety of birds: bald eagles, kestrels, hawks, owls, great blue herons, pelicans and pheasants, to name a few, take seasonal residence nearby.

  • Ask about our "Enhance the Romance" Package: enjoy a romantic ride in the park on a Bicycle-Built-for-Two, pleasingly enhanced with a delightful picnic lunch

  • For our guests, we provide a complementary opportunity for up to two hours of bicycle riding using either our two single seat or our tandem bicycle. There is a charge for longer use of the bicycles.

    Bicycle built-for-two

    Enjoying the 80 km of pathways in the park
    behind Pathway Cottage can be fun
    on a bicycle-built-for-two

    " ... we were extremely delighted with our first tandem bicycle (built-for-two) experience.
    Fish Creek Provincial Park is beautiful.
    The picnic lunch was a wonderful refreshing break to
    our 40'ish km bike ride."

    (Guest comment, Winnipeg, Canada)

  • Retreat and rest in Calgary View of the Bow River in Calgary In Calgary Scenic Fish Creek
    Our pathways lead to a quiet and refreshing viewpoint of the Bow River

    Click on any of the three thumbnails for an exquisite enlargement



    Are You a Birder?

    Guests tell us they have found a wide array of birds in Fish Creek Park - our extended garden ...

    Great Blue Heron

    Fatbirder is the premier web resource about birds, birding & birdwatching for birders. Pathway Cottage is pleased to be listed in, 'places to stay', when birding around Calgary, Alberta,Canada. Our garden gate provides direct access into Alberta's 3000 acre Fish Creek Provincial Park and the distinctive pleasure of viewing some of the over 100 species of birds to be found here.

    "As keen birdwatchers we also found Pathway Cottage an ideal location as the garden backs onto the beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park, one of the best birding sites in Calgary. Early morning walks produced a good variety of species including woodpeckers, raptors, different kinds of sparrows and even to our amazement a family of roosting great horned owls."
    (Comment provided by a guest from the UK)

    Check 'Places to Stay' at : Fatbirder

    "Enhance-the-Romance on a bicycle built-for-two"

    Trail riding in Calgary area"Trail Riding"

    In the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies with Anchor D Guiding and Outfitting (35 minute drive to the Anchor D ranch in the foothills)

    Visit: Anchor D Guiding and Outfitting

    Full and half day rides are available.


    Wow! Look what I found in the Bow River, Calgary

    Pathway Cottage is located just a 5 minute drive from Alberta's Bow River and the start of a 40 KM stretch of the Bow that is world renowned for trout fishing.

    This beautiful trout was caught by one of our happy guests.

    Fish on the Bow River or in other area waters with Fish Tales Fly Shop – one two and multi-day packages.



    14 golf courses within 15 minutes of Pathway Cottage. 7 public and semi-private courses are listed below:




    Enjoy a delightful evening of dining at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant. It is located in the valley just behind Pathway Cottage in Fish Creek Provincial Park - formerly 20,000 acre Bow Valley Ranch. The original house was built by William Roper Hull in 1896.
    Today, The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant features a beautifully restored and elegant dining room with several intimate dining areas available for special occasions. The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is passionate about and committed to creating delicious and locally inspired choices for their guests. They also have a passion for quality, locally-produced cuisine and feature an extensive wine selection along with top-notch service.


    "Dinner Theatre"

    Rosebud Theatre

    Rosebud Theatre - Opera House Buffet and Theater – an adventure in itself located at Rosebud, Alberta. Drive 90 minutes to a prairie town where the whole community participates in a wonderful buffet dining and theatrical experience.

    Stage West (Sunday to Thursday evenings only)

    Stage West presents a multi-selection buffet meal along with a wide array of different types of stage productions. Includes comedy, mystery and musical presentations. A great night out.

    Jubilation Dinner Theatre (Wed through Sunday night only)

    Jubilation Dinner Theatre, Calgary provides a wonderfully full meal with table service and an interactive style of presentation. Actors and musicians participate as waiters and servers at the table. Includes musicals, mystery and comedy. A fun night.


    "Day Trips in and Around Calgary"

    Pathway Cottage is well located providing easy access to major highways for exciting day trips to Alberta's ranchlands, foothills, mountain and badland locations.

    Calgary is the gateway to the Cowboy Trail and the Alberta Rocky Mountains.

    • For shoppers, Pathway Cottage is just a 4 minute drive from stores, banks a 10 screen cinema, YMCA Gym fitness center and pool, and nearly 40 restaurants.

    • 3 minute walk to a Calgary transit stop. Use Calgary's Light Rail Transit (C-Train) for fast trips to the Calgary Stamped, to down town or across town.

    • Drive a scenic 35 minutes to the east entrance of Kananaskis Provincial Park and the eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies.

    • 1.5 hour drive to view dinosaur fossils at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller or at the Alberta Badlands.

    • Banff National Park, is only 1 hour and 45 minutes away.

    • Experience Canadian Indian history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

    • In July, take in the Calgary Stampede, the greatest show on earth - includes 2 hour long kick-off parade with hundreds of horses, a rodeo, chuckwagon races, country fair, midway rides, music and fun. 

    • Spruce Meadows, world renowned equestrian show jumping facility is only a 6 minute drive away.

    • Canada Olympic Park is the crown jewel of the XV Olympic Winter Games and Calgary's year round sport and tourist attraction.

    • Heritage Park, Historical Village, Canada's largest living historical village. 66 acres of lush parkland, over 150 historical exhibits, 1000's of artifacts, and lively interpretive activities. All the sights and sounds of pre 1914 life are recreated. Dinner theatre, artisans and crafters. 

    • Fort Calgary brings history to life by telling the stories of the Mounted Police site at Calgary, the settlement and the people of Calgary through dynamic interpretation and exciting exhibits.

    • Calgary Zoo - Attractions Canada recently voted this park the top outdoor site in the country. It features more than 1,100 animals from around the world and an ever-growing portfolio of innovative exhibitions, which allows guests to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, moose and wolves. Life-sized dinosaur models lurk in the badlands of the Prehistoric Park, and the more genteel setting of the botanical park includes a butterfly garden.

    • Glenbow Museum is western Canada's largest museum, with over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space spreading over three floors. More than 20 galleries are filled with artifacts from Glenbow's collection of over a million objects. Includes a library of over 100,000 books, periodicals and other literature, an art collection with some 28,000 works dating from the 19th century to the present, and Glenbow Archives, one of Canada's largest non-governmental repositories, is a major research centre for historians, writers, students, and the media.

    • Calgary Info Centre - Loads of ideas for fun and learning in and around Calgary

    Ask us about tours. They're available year round. Experience: a guided tour through the city of Calgary; visit the Alberta Badlands, our Mountain Lakes or Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Custom tours also available.


    Stay a little longer - Calgary - Heart of the New West

    Dave & Trish Bruce
    111 Sun Canyon Park SE
    Calgary, AB T2X 2W4
    Phone: (403) 256-1995