June 9th, 0 Comments. Calgary Gif Beach a break from biking or hiking in the Kananaskis and sit on the small beach by the inlet situated Calgary Gif Beach from the dam. Bowness Park itself is great for walking, picnics and cooling off under canopies of towering cottonwood trees during the summer. Many are nestled in the Rocky Christy Chung Gif Photo, but not all are west Gic the city. June 29th, 44 Comments. On the banks of the Bow RiverEdworthy Park is a popular place for picnicking. Loading Comments Johnson Lake is also a great spot for budding photographers to snag a sunrise shot in Banff National Park. Sikome Lake the best public lake and beach in the city, hands down, but for those who grew up in Calgary, it has a bit of a reputation.