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Best Skyline Vantage Points?

Marcanadian

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I've been wanting to put together an article showcasing the best spots in Calgary to view the skyline. I know Crescent Road, Scotman's Hill and Hillcrest Avenue are probably the most obvious ones. What are some not-so-well-known ones that you think should be included? If you have any recent(ish) photos to share as well, please do so!
 

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The view from Patina Drive is one of the best from a Western Vantage Point. I don't know if it's much of a secret though, at least not to Calgarians as the local CTV station CFCN's broadcast centre is just up the hill from it and they often use it as a backdrop in their news reporting. I don't have any pictures handy, but I can probably get you some soon-ish since it's right near my folk's place. Do you need them by a particular date?

The view from Nose Hill Park is also stunning.
 

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The P1 parking lot at SAIT, just up the hill from Riley Park offers some pretty spectacular views. No picture, but here is a link to Streetview from the area:
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0614...4!1sXnYGI9EIu3OvYukqmP8ryw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Haha yeah, I was just about to edit my post and add SAIT. This is one I took from Macdonald Hall last fall, which is right near there.

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This is actually the skyline from SAIT, not the U of C. I happened to be there earlier the same day and it's still somewhat collegiate so I feel like it fits. It was also my first shot with my new camera.

I originally posted it in the General Photos Thread.
 

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I know of a few places :)

33rd ave SW
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0236...4!1s4O3ZEnY-cxyykirfFGfF2w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Hillcrest Ave SW
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Calgary,+AB/@51.0317579,-114.0766476,3a,49.4y,16.63h,89.26t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-0lPJ_fPfMzs/VwQP-mVUNsI/AAAAAAAAARE/QFkyWhI7Suotp4eIqlPHIZ3RnSiymqQsACJkC!2e4!3e11!6s//lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0lPJ_fPfMzs/VwQP-mVUNsI/AAAAAAAAARE/QFkyWhI7Suotp4eIqlPHIZ3RnSiymqQsACJkC/w203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya260.2479-ro0-fo100/!7i8704!8i4352!4m5!3m4!1s0x537170039f843fd5:0x266d3bb1b652b63a!8m2!3d51.0486151!4d-114.0708459!6m1!1e1

Union cemetary
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0277904,-114.0586245,3a,38.9y,227.73h,89.38t/data=!3m11!1e1!3m9!1s-jN2BOJmaw-Q/Vw6jDve6YKI/AAAAAAAAAR4/2YIpFQkN1oAHhQFa5U1YCNfjG5MtN29YgCJkC!2e4!3e11!6s//lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jN2BOJmaw-Q/Vw6jDve6YKI/AAAAAAAAAR4/2YIpFQkN1oAHhQFa5U1YCNfjG5MtN29YgCJkC/w203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya76.41697-ro-0-fo100/!7i8704!8i4352!9m2!1b1!2i39

Tom Campbell Hill
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Calgary,+AB/@51.051785,-114.0302739,3a,30.5y,145.33h,90.7t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-Dgu5616DCnY/Uho5jps6DmI/AAAAAAAAR8M/VL4k6GwA0XIRjSOr__yo1yj8Vsnux5F5gCJkC!2e4!3e11!6s//lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Dgu5616DCnY/Uho5jps6DmI/AAAAAAAAR8M/VL4k6GwA0XIRjSOr__yo1yj8Vsnux5F5gCJkC/w203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya121.96375-ro-0-fo100/!7i4000!8i2000!4m5!3m4!1s0x537170039f843fd5:0x266d3bb1b652b63a!8m2!3d51.0486151!4d-114.0708459!6m1!1e1

McHugh Bluff
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0596...4!1ssln85tC4UtsC5-sIkBOIHA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Hounsfield Heights
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0617...4!1sewXP6navKWnMTvkRGCEl8Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Briar Hill
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Calgary,+AB/@51.0610301,-114.1071871,3a,28.5y,123.2h,94.51t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-yHmYkP3iObs/WH5_LQSulVI/AAAAAAAAh0s/jBPqrn-kU8U2Ws3ot1NrnBOrcEuqgXW9gCLIB!2e4!3e11!6s//lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yHmYkP3iObs/WH5_LQSulVI/AAAAAAAAh0s/jBPqrn-kU8U2Ws3ot1NrnBOrcEuqgXW9gCLIB/w203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya200.35013-ro-0-fo100/!7i8704!8i4352!4m5!3m4!1s0x537170039f843fd5:0x266d3bb1b652b63a!8m2!3d51.0486151!4d-114.0708459!6m1!1e1

Slater Park
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0324...4!1sFI42ipT8-XyINbgrAYyj9g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Max Bell
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0405...NyifmzsF8FL_9WHKdg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1


Coulee Lane SW
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0690...4!1sqMDo0n4gBQPL_2y2g4tj2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Edworthy Park
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0606...4!1sWeFbn3Mq-3NBR-gLJ6URdQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Shaganappi Golf Course
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Ca...d3bb1b652b63a!8m2!3d51.0486151!4d-114.0708459
 
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The view from Patina Drive is one of the best from a Western Vantage Point. I don't know if it's much of a secret though, at least not to Calgarians as the local CTV station CFCN's broadcast centre is just up the hill from it and they often use it as a backdrop in their news reporting. I don't have any pictures handy, but I can probably get you some soon-ish since it's right near my folk's place. Do you need them by a particular date?

Nope, no particular deadline on this.
 

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No trouble at all. I grew up basically around the corner. My folks are off enjoying the family cottage in Muskoka so I was around to check on the house. It was a beautiful day to be out for pictures. Thanks for giving me the excuse. :)
 

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The view is great from up in that area. My old boss used to live up there, and you could view the city from his dining room.
 

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5. Riding the NE C-train towards downtown from Barlow

4. The 13th Hole at Shaganappi Golf Course

3. Playing Soccer on SAIT's new(ish) pitch

2. Salisbury Street SE & Scotsman's Hill

1. Crescent Heights.
 

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