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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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Each time I come to Calgary, I will always make at least one trip to the Island. The atmosphere is amazing, near wilderness right next to Town Center. This time it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Each time I come to Calgary, I will always make at least one trip to the Island. The atmosphere is amazing, near wilderness right next to Town Center. This time it was Shakespeare in the park, "The Tempest". The last time is was eating at the River Cafe. The pedestrian bridges were new for me and they look so futuristic.... More 

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Toronto, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in downtown Calgary, take the time to cross one of the bridges to this pretty park minutes from the downtown core. A lovely walk hugging the bow river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place for a walk, or to bring your kids to run around. There is a great view of the bow river. I usually bike along the paths here.

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Stockton on Tees
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Although you could see that they were still in the process of repair and restore after the floods the park looks lovely. Beds are well planted and the baskets look amazing. Some people on here posted that the island was too hot.... yes admittedly they have not repaired the outdoor air conditioning yet.... me personally thought it was great! It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Having been walking round Calgary all morning this place was a good rest area. A very nice area which was surprising in such a built up area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I expected more trees on the island and cooler temperatures for an island in a river. Perhaps, it was the lack of breeze. Certainly worth a visit if you happen to be in the city centre. I found walking beside the bank of the Bow River to be a pleasanter experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great place for a walk on a nice day - extremely well located beside downtown. There is a splash pad for kids just before the bridge across to the island from downtown.

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Calgary, AB Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you need a place to take the kids while downtown Calgary, head over to Prince's Island Park for some play time on the climbers. My kids always loved this place. If they need something to eat, the Eau Clair Market has a pretty good food court and there are a couple of grocery retailers you can pick up some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great open space to enjoy and relax. Plenty of walking paths or green patches to relax. Very close to downtown

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Quiet and relaxing, beautiful scenery. Perfect place for a picnic! There are also a lot of activities that take place here - music festivals, Shakespeare plays, sporting events. Stuff for everyone!

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Address: 1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
Phone Number: 403-268-3888
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

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