Big Hill Springs Provincial Park is the perfect place for a family hike and it’s just twenty minutes outside of Calgary. The path loops up and down a hill and winds around small streams and waterfalls fed by natural springs. The views are beautiful and the 1.5 kilometer loop was right at the limit for Max’s 3 year old little legs. There are quite a few places to sit and rest and there are picnic tables at the bottom of the hill for picnics. This would be a great birthday party location and the perfect place to eat Strawberry Spelt Shortcake with some friends.
For a more detailed post on Big Hill Springs, check out this post from Hiking with Barry. (That is where I found out that the beautiful rock formations were called Tufa.)
For 10 more great family hikes in the Calgary area, check out this post from Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies.
Above all, get out and enjoy this weather!