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Address: 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-987-3054
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Description: Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is...
Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is home to waterfalls, trees and thousands of plants.
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Calgary's only indoor park

Complete your visit to Calgary downtown by going to the Devonian Gardens. It is an inside garden so this place really means so much to me during the long cold winter months. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Complete your visit to Calgary downtown by going to the Devonian Gardens. It is an inside garden so this place really means so much to me during the long cold winter months. It has full sized "real" tropical trees, flowering plants, several ponds stocked with fish, playground for kids, climbing wall. The mall's food court is just a few steps... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

It had been some time since I was in Calgary last, even though I was born, raised and lived there for the better part of my life. Like most Calgarians who remembered growing up with the "original" Devonian Gardens, it was a truly special place with lots to see and experience. Indeed, it was probably the closest thing I've ever... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The gardens are located in a downtown mall and there's no entry charge. There's a small playground and food court. This place is groomed, pruned and sterile. Slick ceramic floor tiles. Water features are tiled pools. The furniture is metal, utilitarian and uncomfortable. I was hoping to find a sanctuary to enjoy a book! Instead I'm taking the time to... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having grown up in Calgary, I had many fond memories of Devonian Gardens. There were turtles, waterfalls, statues, Native art and ponds galore! When I started working as an adult, I loved nothing more than taking my lunch to Devonian Gardens and having some quiet time on any of three levels. This was a place to destress, to calm down... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited the Devonian Gardens with my daughter in March and read the reviews shortly thereafter. She (my daughter) was much like me and horrified with the new version. The old version had waterfalls, bridges, flowers, statues and benches all over the place for sitting and relaxing. The new garden has NONE of those things anymore. It does have half a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its different and hence nice .. atleast something new for me ... Food mall amidst a naturekind setup on the 3rd floor of a mall .. Quite and peaceful with all kinda food ... nothing much more

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My grandparents used to take me here in the winter when I visited. I loved it because of the fountains and koi ponds and a little playground. Going back as an adult, it seems a lot smaller and a lot less exotic, but it sure is nice to have a place to go in winter where you can take off... More 

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Longview, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After living in Calgary for a dozen years we finally made our way to the Devonian gardens for lunch. A great retreat amongst the greenery and the running water near the fountains. I was a little disappointed as I thought there would be more flowers and fish, but all in all a wonderful getaway for lunch at the food court

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Calgary, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ok so I visited the Gardens in December and here is my take. Waste of time as a tourist destination. Not sure where people are finding waterfalls because there are none. As for the Koi ponds, there is one with 6 or seven fish… which is a massive decline from what I remember were hundreds before. As for the turtles…... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing place to eat lunch and let your kids play for a while. While I was there, a gentlemen was playing on the piano and you could hear the water in the waterfalls. It was such a relaxing lunch from all the hustle and bustle just a few feet away in the rest of the food court.... More 

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