Getting Around

Sled by Bike:

Riding bikes is fun and, without a doubt, the best way to get around Sled Island. A big thank you to our official bike sponsor, First Calgary Financial, who makes it possible for us to provide bike parking at many of your favourite venues.

Our friends at Prohab Helmet Society ride with us each year and work to keep your noggins safe by selling helmets at wallet-friendly prices. If you don’t have a helmet, or if you’re looking for a new one, check them out.

Finally, biking in Calgary is now easier and safer than ever. New cycle tracks are open on 5th St. SW (3rd Ave. SW to 17th Ave. SW), 12th Ave. (11th St. SW to 4th St. SE), 8th Ave. SW. (11th St. SW to Macleod Trail, excluding Stephen Ave.) and 9th Ave. SE (Macleod Trail to 4th St. SE). The tracks are part of a one-year pilot project and are segregated from vehicle traffic with barriers to keep you safe! Check out The City of Calgary’s pathways and bikeways map for details.

Sled by Transit:

Public transit is a convenient way to connect with venues and access neighbourhoods around Calgary. Buses and the CTrain cost $3.15 per trip and transfers last for 90 minutes. Using the train in the downtown core is free of charge.

For information on routes, schedules and rates, visit Calgary Transit.

Sled by Foot: 

Keep it simple! Sled Island is easy to experience on foot, with the majority of venues located in a 10- to 12-block radius.