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Bowness Park

Address: 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: 403 268 2300
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Ranked #24 of 354 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Huge. In the winter they have fire pits on the ice while you skate Summer you can rent canoes, ride the miniature train, play by the river. Nice way to spend a leisurely day.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bowness park used to be one of my favorite places to hang out. Before the flood happened they were closing it for a season to redo parts of the park that had become overgrown with roots etc. Then the flood happened. It has been closed for over two years now. It opened for ice skating this winter which was a... More 

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calgary, alberta, canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Bowness Lagoon is back open for skating. We went at night over Christmas the first day it opened. The ice is bumpy are there are cracks to watch out for but it is a great family outing. There are some nat gas fire pits which are nice to look at but there is not much heat off them. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In the summer it's a great place to sit bit the river, throw a frisbee, and grab ice cream. In the winter the lagoon freezes and is great for skating on. Overall a great outdoor place for friends and families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Bit bumpy surface with lots of fun cracks to avoid. It's skating on a river at its best. Really busy park with lots of parking and lots of seating for you to tie on your skates. There were a couple of fire pits but we couldn't get close enough to enjoy. Like I said, lots of people.... Happy people though... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have used this park and the area for over 30 years. The flood last year took its toll on the park but the city of Calgary parks is doing a great job redeveloping the area. The rink is open this year so that's another thing to look forward to.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I didnt have a chance to go back since the flood of 2013. I know it was closed and they are working on it since. But BEFORE, it was the perfect place to start our floating/rafting trip on the Bow to downtown. During winter, you can skate on the lagoon and rent skate. Music and hotchocolate were serve. I hope... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Haven't been there in years but remember going skating at the park. You can skate quite a distance within the park and there's benches and a firepit available. It's a great attraction for families of all ages, friends get-together or just go skating by yourself.

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Calgary, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bowness Park is an all season park with natural ice skating on the lagoon in the winter and lots of fun things to do in the summer. The park is situated along the river and it is pleasant to walk along the water in the summer. Worthwhile to visit.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

feels like countryside, got badly flooded last year but it is restored now. definitely one of my favorite biking areas in calgary

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