Connecting the neighbourhood of East Village to the beautiful St. Patrick’s Island, Skipping Stone Bridge is one of my favourites in Calgary. It’s the only pedestrian bridge that links the two and is a lovely piece of artwork to admire.
It was designed by a French architecture firm from Paris, and the design was voted for by Calgarians as the choice option. The bridge was designed for function first, having a wide deck to allow for commuters to pass easily, as well as seating areas to make it aesthetically pleasing. Looking from the side, you can clearly see that the bridge mimics the movement and flow of a stone as it’s skipped across the water. For me, it brings back memories from my childhood, competing to see who could get their stone to jump the most. The bridge was completed in 2015 and continues to be a spectacle to see when in the East Village area.