This post is sponsored by Mattamy Homes

There are so many ways to enjoy nature when you live in Calgary, but the trick is finding a place where nature is literally steps from your doorstep. If you’re looking to find a new home that will have you immersed in nature on a daily basis, the community of Mattamy Homes Carrington is the perfect place to call home.

Located in northwest Calgary, Mattamy Homes Carrington is a vibrant family-focused community with an emphasis on healthy living thanks to its close proximity to the 168-km-long Rotary/Mattamy Greenway that the Parks Foundation Calgary is building. The Greenway is an expansive network of pathways that encircles the entire city, connecting 55 communities in all four quadrants, including Mattamy Homes Carrington. When the Greenway is completed, it will be part of the longest urban pathway system in the world, including the ‘Green Corridor’ trail that runs North/South along the East side of the community. This trail connects residents from all over the community to the Greenway as it stretches over 2,575 metres or 2.57 km in length.

There is truly something for everyone looking to explore the Mattamy Greenway, no matter what your interests are – biking, running, sightseeing or exploring with the family. Check out these suggestions of some of the amazing things to check off your bucket list as you explore the Mattamy Greenway.

For the Cyclists: Whether you’re an occasional cyclist or a full-blown year-round bike enthusiast, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway has so much to offer, connecting you with a wide-variety of pathways, services and programs to suit your needs.

Cycle into the Tourmaline Outdoor Fitness Park in Bowness to take advantage of the amazing outdoor fitness facilities. Ideal for cyclists, there is a bike fix-it station with all of the tools you need right on site to give your bike a quick tune-up while on the go.

For the Runners: If you prefer to explore the city’s green spaces by foot, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway will be a constant destination for you. Being able to connect to the greenway pathways so conveniently from Mattamy Homes Carrington is all part of the healthy lifestyle that this new neighbourhood promotes.

The Weaselhead Flats that borders the west end of the Glenmore Reservoir is one of the most stunning natural parks in the city. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Weaselhead is a beautiful spot to take a break from your run or bike ride and take in the beauty of nature.

Sightseeing & Walking: Enjoy a calming jaunt through the green spaces that surround Mattamy Homes Carrington or pick up a coffee with friends from the future Greenway Plaza; no matter how you like to explore the world around you, this northwest community is ideal for having nature at your doorstep.

Walk or cycle into the Cityscape Interpretive Wetland created by Mattamy Homes. Explore the area and take in the sights including the incredible wildlife that inhabits the park.

For the Families: The Mattamy Greenway is obviously an amazing destination for families. There’s plenty of green space to explore with little ones, as the area hosts large playgrounds, parks, a skateboard area, and nature reserves, a large art installation that resembles a canopy of leaves. The large art installation houses the skateboard area and is definitely worth stopping to view – especially at night when it is all lit up. You and your family will never run out of places to explore

Right beside the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway you’ll find the Cityscape Music Park a really unique park that features musical stations. Who knows, maybe you’ll find out your kid is the next Mozart?

The CN Rail Playpark is a great place to explore with the kids. All sorts of fun-to-climb oversized creatures like turtles and snakes weave through this fun playpark.

Mattamy Homes Carrington is truly enhanced by how connected it is to the outdoors and nature reserves that exist right here in the city. This community will bring you and your family into nature more often, without you having to get in the car. Mattamy Homes donated $5 million dollars to the Parks Foundation for the completion of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, further showing the builder’s dedication to creating and implementing healthy, outdoor-centric communities that highlight the best of Calgary’s parks and pathways.

Mike Morrison