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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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. :)
 
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.
 
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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