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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 #25 of 229 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Calgary, Canada
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220 reviews 220 reviews
37 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Calgary
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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