Mill Creek Pool
Sketch by Karen Wall, 22 June 2014
Encompassing the non-residential neighbourhoods of Mill Creek Ravine North and South, the ravine winds from Connors Road to Argyll Road. It leads down to Mill Creek, named after a flour mill established by Métis businessperson William Bird in 1878. Originally this area was integral to industry, including the mill, a railway, and meatpacking plants before being reclaimed as a green space. The park’s outdoor swimming pool, built in the mid-1950s, is still a popular recreational spot in the summer time.
The ravine is a haven for those looking to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city. The trees here include white spruce, birch, aspen, and balsam poplar. Wildlife includes many birds ranging from the owl to the nuthatch as well as animals such as rabbits and coyotes.