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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre

2425 9th Ave. S.E. | Inglewood, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 , Canada (Inglewood)
(403) 221-4500
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Ranked #17 of 231 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So close to downtown but feel so far away. Very secluded and right by the river. Bring some bird seeds with you and when you are walking along the paths, just stop, put some seeds in the palm of your hand and stick your hand up in the air......does not take too long before a bird come and land on... More

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hard to believe this natural reserve is minutes from downtown Calgary. Situated in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood next to the Bow River, its a great hideaway from the chaos of the city. A perfect spot for birdwatching, photography and meandering along the trails.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The destructive force of mother nature showing the still devastation of the 2013 flood. Be sure to use the guided tour

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary has a great little building with information and friendly staff to help you out. There are nice walking paths, and the river nearby. It's a great place to spend some time. And in the Summer, they have excellent day camps for the kids. My son loved it, and so did I.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is still closed due to flooding so this review is from the pre-flood time in 2013. We really like Inglewood. It is very accessible within the city, has tons of parking and is reasonably priced. We particularly like all the informative/educational components they offer. The Sanctuary itself has fairly extensive pathways, most seem to be wheelchair accessible. It is... More

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Caroline, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

When I was much younger and still lived in Calgary, my mother and I would go down to the sanctuary on an annual basis to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and look for all of the returning spring birds. I haven't been there in years and was so sorry to see all of the devastation from the 2013 flooding. We walked... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great spot to go birdwatching, and checking out other animals. We have seen lots of birds, deer, beaver, coyotes and even the odd snake. Unfortunately due to the June 2013 flooding it is not yet open, but I drive by periodically to see when they will get it open. Lots of paths, good bird watching and some great views of... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Even though there was some sort of dog class going on there and it was cold and started to rain, it was peaceful and beautiful. Not sure what damage the June 2013 floods have caused but I cannot wait to go back. Lush and green with a sweet pond in the middle to fish real fish at!

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Calgary, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Yes, all kinds of birds gather here! Bring your camera! On our last visit we enjoyed watching woodpeckers, chickadees, ducks and geese. A couple of bald eagles were also perched on a tree. This is a nice little bit of nature in the city! Great for families and children working on science projects. Visit the Nature Center to get a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is free, easy to get to by car, bus or bicycle. The Nature Centre has gentle lighting, lots of information and staff that love to hear what you saw. It is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Calgary. Even though it was severely flooded June 2013, there are guided tours available.

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