A rare place to feel deep in a forest while also being in the city, Shannon Terrace is notable for it's large mature trees and plenty of wildlife.
Shannon Terrace is an old farm site which was settled by Joseph Shannon in 1882 until he left for California in 1911. A number of families rented the property in the following years prior to it becoming a park.
Located on the western edge of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Shannon Terrace has a good number of picnic tables close to the parking lot along with fire pits, washrooms, an amphitheatre which is popular for outdoor weddings, and an environment education centre.
Leaving the parking lot area leads you into the wilderness of the Fish Creek Valley. Here you'll find plenty of walking, hiking, and cycling trails (both paved and single track).