A short 10-minute walk north of our downtown Calgary hotel will lead you to a bright red bridge featuring webbed walls and cured glass. You may think you are looking at a giant finger trap puzzle! In fact, the Peace Bridge has is also known as the “Finger Trap Bridge” due to this visual similarity. Thanks to this unique design, the bridge supports its own weight as it stretches across the Bow River.
Opened for use in 2012, this pedestrian-only bridge connects downtown Calgary, and the southern Bow River pathway, to the northern Bow River pathway. The bridge welcomes 6,000 people per day, whether they are commuting to work or just enjoying walking along the stunning Bow River.
For architecture buffs, tourists and even locals looking for a quick way across the Bow River, Calgary’s Peace Bridge offers a worthwhile experience.