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Bowness Park

8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403 268 2300
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Ranked #22 of 223 attractions in Calgary
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Under renovation right now, but this park is so lovely with so many things to do in one place if you like the outdoors without feeling like you are in the city. It has many things to do for an individual, family or with friends all year round! Easy to find with ample free parking. This park is also by... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Very popular city park for picnic group rentals, outdoor skating, canoe launching for river runs. Under massive renovations and restoration for the next year due to river flooding.

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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Fondest memories of yesterday (dad-kids) picnic in the forest. Fishing swimming, if you dare. Train bridge my first big jump circa 1970. Feels like your in Bow/Hoe, people are usually great.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Good place to go for 1-4 hours lots of summer activities. Flooding caused some damage but its still one of the nicest parks in the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This park is where you go with your romantic partner and enjoy a casual and peaceful afternoon on the river with a paddle boat, or a canoe or just walk the trails. Weekends are packed with families and a lot of kid noise, but if you don't mind the sound of laughter, it will be a peaceful place. During the... More

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Huge skating ponds in the winter with firepits to warm up. During the summer a great place to picnic. Paddle boats on the lakes in summer as well. Right on the Bow River which also has a few places to wade. Fast river so watch the little ones. Lots or parking other than the busiest Sundays.

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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Having lived in a variety of cities I was shocked when I moved to Calgary to find they don't really understand the concept of a park. In Calgary a 'park' is a green space without any buildings. Some of the 'parks' have children's playgrounds and that's about it. My experience of parks is different. Parks are places where people go... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I've been going to Bowness Park for 50 plus years and it was always my favourite park in the city, a place to skate in the winter, canoe in the summer and walk and relax and picnic all year round. The park has lost it's charm, the children's midway rides are gone, the green space has become smaller with larger... More

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