Chinook Nature Park is located within the
boundary of Fish Creek Provincial Park bordering the Calgary community of
Cranston in S.E. Calgary. This park contains three tailing ponds
that filter run off water before it enters the Bow river. Fly
fisherman are always found on this stretch of the Bow river. There
are nice walking paths along the river and around the ponds along
with the city paved bike pathway. Like most places located within
the Provincial park, nature thrives. The pond marshes attract
several bird species and a large number of muskrats. There are several benches to observe
from. I viewed a large (8") turtle sunning itself on a rock here one
summer. Probably a pet turtle let go in the pond? However it did
look similar to the wild turtles found in Southern British Colombia.
A variety of wildflowers can be found growing in the North field
between 22X highway and the pond.