Pearse Estate Park is a beautiful place to spend a day or just a few hours. And a person to thank is William Pearce, who donated a lot of land to the City of Calgary in 1929, 21 hectares of which later became a park named after him.
We love this place for its unique location and many lovely spots for engagement and lifestyle photos. On the east side of the park, there are ponds with cattails and wooden decks. On the west side of the park, there is a rock formation and a small pond. North of the park borders with the Bow River and has a unique public artwork - Bow Passage Overlook.
There are plenty of places to get your engagement and lifestyle photos done. We have a selection of photos we have created in different areas in this park. Check them out.
The park is situated east of Calgary downtown along the Bow River and is quite close to Inglewood Bird sanctuary. It has a large parking lot and visible signs on the road to follow right to the park gates.
The park itself is reconstructed wetland bordering the Bow river with an interpretive trail going through it. It was quite a recent addition, open to the public in 2004. There are ponds and stream with different waterbirds and many more shore and marsh birds that prefer riverine forest and wetlands. The Ducks Unlimited "Webbed Foot Lane" will give you even more options to observe birds from well-maintained platforms built in the wetland. Interpretive signs will help you identify plants and animals you may encounter.
You can have a picnic during the day with the whole family - there is a playground for the younger generation, washroom for all :)
You can also visit Bow Habitat Visitor Centre and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery to see various aquariums with different species of local fish. A great kids' favourite is a catch-and-release trout pond.
Harvie Passage is an area of the river popular with rafters and kayakers. It was closed since 2013 city flood but re-opened again in 2019. There's a high water channel used by skilled paddlers and lower water channel for people just starting out to enjoy water activities.
This is a perfect place for those couples who would like to have their lifestyle and engagement photos taken in this beautiful location. Check out a selection of photos we have created in this park.
Contact us to get your engagement and lifestyle session scheduled with us!