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Prince's Island Park

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Address: 1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
Phone Number: 403-268-3888
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Activities: Fishing, Biking
Description: This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing...
This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.
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Great downtown refuge

Beautiful park - well maintained, feels safe, lots of benches to read or rest! Canada Geese and their young ones are present right now (end of May) - great to watch, but watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park - well maintained, feels safe, lots of benches to read or rest! Canada Geese and their young ones are present right now (end of May) - great to watch, but watch your step - they make a mess!

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NB, Canada
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot to enjoy a morning walk. Pretty landscaping and a riverside haven, hidden away from the bustling city. Wish I'd had more time to spend there.

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Canada
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25 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Prince's Island Park is like an oasis in downtown Calgary close to the business center and hotels, river front, Eau Claire Market, Chinatown and the Chinese Cultural Centre. It's a very relaxing park adjacent to the Bow River with pedestrian bridges and bicycle trails, and is an excellent spot for jogging, causal walking and even relaxing in your own... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A Great place to spend with your Family or even on a date, Sitting on one of the many benches looking over the river as it passes by or just walking around the whole island with your partner or pet's, beautiful setting, especially during their regular functions throughout the year Very Relaxing

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Nova Scotia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Take a walk through this beautiful park. It's located downtown Calgary adjacent to the Bow River. Walk across the pedestrian bridge over the Bow River. A lovely place for a walkabout. Bring along a picnic basket as there's lots of green space available to spread a blanket and people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Never a dull moment..Beauty and an excellent place to train.Go see this park, one of Calgary's Finest.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Prince's Island Park is neat to walk!!! IT goes forever or so it seems!! People who live downtown and work there can walk the entire park without a problem!!! The park stretches from the Lions Gate Bridge to Bowness OR Shouldice Park I believe!! A lovely place to see!!! There are a few bridges you can cross as well into... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a downtown park and easy to get to...beautiful and calm. It is across the market where you can grab a bit to eat or a cup of coffee to enjoy outside, the only down side, might be the parking

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wow, what an incredible asset to Calgary this park is. It's well kept, a lovely place to simply enjoy the sunshine, feed the Canadian Geese/Ducks or just have a picnic and enjoy the scenery. Highly recommended for photo enthusiasts, you get a great view of the city from here.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a great place to go for a walk, bike ride or roller blade. It's hard to believe that one is right in the middle of a HUGE city when walking through the peaceful park.

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