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

1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
403-268-3888
Website
Improve this listing
91%
Ranked #7 of 171 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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, Parks, Outdoors
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

273 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    98
    20
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This park is truly the "heart of Calgary". The variety of festivals and events that take place here are incredible. One minute you're watching A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare and the next you're learning authentic dances from an African-Canadian during Afrikadey! Bring a Frisbee and some friends and you can spend hours playing in the open spaces, stopping in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Medicine Hat, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautiful park with lots of things going on...or you can kick back relax and watch the world go by. If you like people watching it is ideal....an oasis in the centre of the city..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We come here everytime we want to have a stroll, picnic, and any small family gatherings. A lot of festivals usually occur here during the summer, some free and some are not. Yet, whatever it is that you decide to come here for it is a nice and cheap place to just walk around. There is also a water park... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautiful little place, perfect to get a little rest from the loud noise of downtown- even in the evening, when it's getting dark, still a nice and not scary place to be- especially for a woman.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Prince's Island Park is one of my favourite spots in downtown Calgary. It's a lush green island with well-maintained flower beds, a playground for kids, plenty of picnic tables and events happening practically every weekend from late May to August. There are always people using the vast amounts of green space, from groups playing frisbee to singles reading books and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
93 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had quite a few hours to kill before our flight and so after a rather disappointing shopping experience at the 'The Core' precinct we ended up on Prince's Island and since it was a Sunday and a sunny day the place was buzzing with many couples and families enjoying the space. We did a complete circuit (took about 25... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canmore, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the place that travellers should visit during their travel to Calgary. 10 minutes away from the City. Very calm, relaxing and natural. I walked the park for hours back and forth. It is so beautiful during the Fall. You can also have some food or beverage enjoying the view of the Park in The River cafe. I'll definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are so many cool things as part of the park. You can really lose yourself in the park and forget that you are just a stones throw away from a major road! The river is calming, the park is green and lush, pedestrian bridges are great. Get down to the river and enjoy the quiet. The river cafe, expensive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just Beautiful! Large area to walk, trees are changing color. Nice sculpture made out of marbles, when the sun hits it colors are enhanced!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice park to visit anytime but especially when they have differnet cultural events during the summer

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?