Ernest Cashel, Victoria Square and Devil’s Playground

Sun, May 7, 2023 2:00 PM

Forest Lawn SE Calgary

Meeting Place: Elliston Park

1.5 hour(s)

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Summary: The invention of the tank, The Blackfoot Trail, a murderer on the run for this life?! History, mystery - this walk has it all!

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About this Walk

Meet the locals who called this area home, learn about the towns and businesses that predated the communities of Applewood and Penbrooke, meet an American outlaw on the run for murder and discover the truth behind the site known as Devil’s Playground. Please note that this is a long walk (about a 3.5 km loop). A great family event for ages 12 and up!

Keep in mind that Elliston Park has two entrances. We’ll meet at the entrance off of 17th Avenue and 60th Street SE (you’ll see the windmill). Look for the tour guide by the intrepretive signage near the parking lot.

Quadrant: SE

Meeting Place: Elliston Park

Walk Duration: 1.5 hour(s)

Areas of Interest: History | Neighbourhoods |

Accessibility: Steep Slopes, Uneven Terrain, Breaks Offered Along The Way


Inner City: No

About the Walk Team

Jane's Walks wouldn't exist without the help of our dedicated team of volunteers.

Walk Leader(s): SHELLY MCELROY

Shelly McElroy is a local historian. 2022 Historian in Residence for Calgary Public Library and Heritage Calgary.


Ernest Cashel, Victoria Square and Devil’s Playground