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Bowness Park

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Address: 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: 403 268 2300
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Nice renovation

The park was closed after the 2013 flood and has recently reopened. The playgrounds are great and lots of fun. The usual amenities are there. Glad it's open again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Hinton, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
61 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a large park...Calgary's wonderful green space. It's lovely for picnics, barbecues and, especially for birthday parties. The walking trails were longer than our legs could carry us and the peace and quiet in the middle of a bustling city was a bonus! Stop by to see the geese, birds and a variety of humans.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The city has done so much work in this park, it became one of our favourite spots for a week end stroll. There is a lagoon for the winter ice skaters, and the concession there with hot drinks + skate rentals should open anytime now (construction was finished when we went a few weeks ago but the city just hadnt... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The park was closed after the 2013 flood and has recently reopened. The playgrounds are great and lots of fun. The usual amenities are there. Glad it's open again.

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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 attraction reviews
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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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