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Prince's Island Park

1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Islands
Activities: Fishing, Biking
Description: This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place for a break from sightseeing. Mulitple paths along and across the river offer a traffic-free place to run, walk or bike. Landscaping is beautiful and shady resting places are everywhere.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Prince's Island Park is a beautiful park right next to downtown where we spent quite a bit of time either reading, watching the daily lunchtime office walk/jog/run (everybody seemingly gets out at lunchtime here) and watching the wildlife go about their business. Calgary also hosts open theatres during the summer. Watching all those people running around the park made us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to explore on my first day in Calgary. If you make your way over the far bridge up and up a set of wooden stairs you can get a great view of the city. Or relaxing by the river is great also.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Prince's Island is a year-round hub of community activity. It is accessible from Eau Claire Market and the river park walkway on the south side of the Bow River, and, on the north, from Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava's controversial but beautiful red Peace Bridge. Prince's Island is the site of top-notch restaurant, it hosts the annual Folk Festival, theatre in... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Situated a a delta on the bow river, nothing great about the area. It's has some children attraction, but is not very well maintained. Nice place of jogging. Is well connected with downtown with some nice Bridges.

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Cochrane, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

if your friends tell you that Calgary is cold and there is nothing to do, I recommend highly that you should check out this place. You can bike, run, jog or just walk along the riverfront and you can see so many Calgarians who are fully energized. You can see and feel the city of Calgary at this place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family and I had the most beautiful day and we could have walked forever! If you can find a bike, bike it and go along the river for eons! Great for families and pets in that there is field space and playgrounds!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A little piece of serenity next to the city, Beautiful river walk and lots of green to sit and watch the world go by

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Calgary, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fun in the sun at Prince's Island Park. Relaxing walk. Close to china town should you wish to walk that way. Had a meal in china town and enjoyed it.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A beautiful little island in the middle of the Bow River. Relaxing place to rest and watch the ducks. After being badly damaged during the 2013 flood, the landscape is recovering nicely.

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