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Bowness Park

Address: 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
Phone Number: 403 268 2300
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Ranked #20 of 172 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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40 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Calgary
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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