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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 #21 of 196 Attractions 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, alberta, canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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271 reviews 271 reviews
41 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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39 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Newport News, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Is a great place to go for walks, to take the kids to play, rent a canoe or just start your river adventure from there. There is a mini golf, train rides and wadding pool to refresh. Make sure you bring plenty water and why not picnic.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Every time I have been here I just love the vibe. Each time I feel so relaxed after. It doesnt matter how many times I've been here it always has the same affect. I mean the best time to go is in the summer time and do a true picnic and all. The mini golf as I remember was a... More 

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