We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prince's Island Park

Address: 1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
Phone Number: 403-268-3888
Website
Improve this listing
91%
Ranked #10 of 354 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Biking
Owner description: This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Biking
Owner description: This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.

Hotels near Prince's Island Park

Write a Review

289 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    161
    103
    20
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

wonderful park, lots of paths, flowers, food kiosks, people to watch, dogs, geese. very well maintained and clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

River Cafe is always a memorable place to dine. Beautifully prepared game and fish. The setting is casually elegant - great place for business or romantic dining.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cochrane, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Love it there! Nice to stroll along, great playground for kids and yet still close enough to downtown to get something nice to eat or a coffee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary AB
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

People go on about their city's park(s), but Calgary has its own share of great city parks and Prince's Island is one of the best. It's 50 acres of green on an island in the middle of the Bow River, right next to downtown Calgary. It has space and facilities for open-air music and theatre performances. It has a fine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A true definition of an urban oasis: it is so nice to just lay out a blanket and relax on the grass.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Walked through the park after breakfast on a winters morning. Saw the men setting up the ice skating rink. Fed the birds and watched the ducks chill out in the freezing water. Beautiful in winter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary Ab
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The flood in 2013 totally decimated the park. As of the time of this writing (2015) the park is still under repairs. Definitely will take another year or so for it to be reinstated to what it was before. Prince's Island Park was a nice place - lots of office workers would come out as it is right by downtown.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pune, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was staying near by the park for almost 10 month and amazing experience. Best place to go for walk , jogging , even for playing also. Very nice river by the way and good place for small kids speacially in summer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
calgary, alberta, canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to give the Prince's Island lagoon a skate. The ice over Christmas was rough but that is outdoor skating. Don't forget to get your kids skates sharpened before the next game yikes the outdoor ice is hard on edges. It get skating in the shadows of all the big downtown buildings. There are a number of benches to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love Shakespeare in the park every summer. The trees and landscape make for great engagement photos and you can always find a fun event for Canada Day with food trucks and yummy gelato places.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Prince's Island Park also viewed

 

Been to Prince's Island Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Prince's Island Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?