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Nose Hill Park

5620 14 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4C9, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
+1 403 269 8289
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Ranked #17 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Jogging, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Nose Hill Park is a Natural Environment park that covers  2,784 acres (11,267 hectacres) of mostly grassland, and wasn't protected until the 1980's... more »
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's close to home so we go up to Nose Hill for long walks several times per year. Once you're out of sight of the city, you could be in the country: no traffic noise or city intrusion. Sometimes there's too many dogs and their droppings, but usually OK.

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place for a run and hike. You know spring has arrived when you see crocuses. Careful you don't step on these light purple flowers. From up here you will have a view of the airport runways and down town.

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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We really enjoy coming here in the evenings for a walk with our kids. If you walk far enough you feel like you have left the city. It is so refreshing. The park is so large there are not crowds of people and that solitariness, added to the feel that you are no longer in the city, is very relaxing.... More

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Peace River, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good place to take your dog for a walk or just go for a stroll and lose yourself a bit. Mostly prairie grass, so not too interesting that way, but the pathways are solid and it's unspoiled, which has to be appreciated. There are some good MTB spots around too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a good effort for conservation purposes and wildlife preservation, which I think many of us can agree upon is valuable to set aside space for. Calgary certainly has plenty of it. What I don't agree on is calling this some sort of tourist destination. Barren, brown, windy, mosquito-plagued and dull with only few walking trails and little else... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place is awful. Never ever go here. Gigantic waste of time. This was all sarcasm but hopefully it keeps people away so I can continue to have this magnificent and quiet section of Calgary to myself.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

i biked this park in the middle of the city almost every day. there are concrete pathes and dirt roads, some hills. it is quiet there and you will get a beautiful view across town

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nose Hill is a unique and wonderful place right in the heart of a major urban centre. The park is extensive and has a large network of walking/cycling trails. For the most part, it is a wilderness park in a fairly natural state. The City and the management association of the park continue to try to return the park to... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nose hill blew my mind. It's close to the city and nice place to bike or walk. Been dealing with lots of stress go out and enjoy this amazing view

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ottawa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nose hill is a large (about 11 sq kms) park in the city of Calgary. There are about 300 kms of trails. The terrain is quite varied. On some of the higher points you get a great view of the city. There is an abundance of wildlife. Lots of deer, porcupines, prairie dogs, birds of prey and many other living... More

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