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Prince's Island Park

1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
403-268-3888
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Ranked #9 of 223 attractions in Calgary
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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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A nice place to go for a walk and relax. You can bring your lunch and just have a picnic there. What I disliked sometimes is hard to find a place to park

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Now that the Peace Bridge beautifully connects this part it is a wonderful location to stroll around. Wander to Eau Claire for food or stroll over into Kensington and check out the shopping and restaurants on 10th and Kensignton road. This is a lovely way to spend your sunny afternoon in Calgary.

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Ottawa
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172 reviews 172 reviews
80 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This a little gem in the city. Nice place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Lots of pathways to walk, cycle or run. And the walk to and from the park is half of the fun.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I live near Prince's Island so visit at least once a week. It's a peaceful oasis in the middle of bustling downtown Calgary. The pathways through the park can occasionally be muddy, but there are paved paths too. Walk, cycle, inline skate, ice skate on the lagoon in winter, morning, afternoon, evening - it's beautiful, quiet, a place to commune... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Right now this has been under construction redoing the whole park taking out all old trees and replanting plus updating pathwats,ect.Has a train ride that the kids love,has food concessions,picnic areas/bbq. Was always busy in summer time so when completed have to come early to get a picnic table but a great place, nice walks and people come with their... More

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Surrey, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We wanted to get some exercise so we asked a native of Calgary where the best park to walk in was, he recommended Prince's Island Park. We parked our rental car at Eau Claire Market (paid parking) and walked to the park. We went over a small bridge and voila, my male companion (50's) whooped for joy as he saw... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I first visited Calgary in the Summer of 2008 and immediately fell in love with Prince's Park and the surrounding Bow River paths. I was in town recently and couldn't wait to visit again. For a city the size of Calgary, it is quite unique to have a park like this so close to the Downtown Core. If your plans... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Holiday lights everywhere. Great, public ice skating on the frozen-over lake. Ultra-safe feeling. Very walk-able

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Calgary, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

love to run in this park. very nice right in the midst of the city to find a place to stroll, feed the birds, or run on paved running trails beside the Bow river. All the damage of the flood seems to be gone with the efforts of the Calgary parks people.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A beautiful place to just go to unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer, right in the heart of the city. Peaceful, beautiful, nature retreat. Bring a blanket and maybe a good book.

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