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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.

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Toronto
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely spot for a hike and an afternoon spent in nature. Great place to bring the dogs with lots of space for them to run around.

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Bothwell, Scotland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A lovely park on the outskirts of Prince George where you can happily walk your dog and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife (though sadly we didn't see any Black Bears!) Like most parks in BC, it's very well maintained and kept tidy by the people who use it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Park is easy to get to - but only if you have a car. It consists of mature woodland and much of it is on the riverbank. It's not large, but as way of relaxing at the end of a day's drive excellent. Look out for the faces carved into the trees - an added bonus for us was... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just seemed uncared for. Stagnant water in the creek and lots of mosquitos... we turned around after only being on the trail for 5 minutes.

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Windsor, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful open walking park. Smooth trails, huge Cotten wood trees. Bordered by both the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Has look out points built just off the paths. Great nature walk. Dogs welcome. Great to just get out and submerge your self in the true nature. Bring your camera you will definitely want to take pictures, especially on the wooden bridge.... More 

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Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place to take the dogs. City plows the snow so it's a nice walk even in the winter. There is also a nice wood bridge that locals take wedding pictures at so bring your camera.

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Langley City, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great walking trails. Dogs welcome. Bordered by the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Some view points. Shaded parking large enough for a few motorhomes. Near the Railway Museum.

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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went strolling here on an early summer evening in Prince George. There are some nice trails next to the river, and the cottonwood trees rustle overhead in the breeze: we heard a beaver at work, even though we didn't see it. The only downside in May 2014 was that many of the trails were flooded, and thus half the... More 

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Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Yes, a lovely walk with the added pleasure of enjoying both the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. It can be a short stroll ending at the confluence of these two rivers or extended into Fort George Park or downtown Prince George. A great place to observe various ducks, eagles, and at times ospreys. The wildlife extends to bears on occasions, but... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Always a nice little treat to get out of the city for a nice nature walk. This is the most beautiful walk in the fall with all the colours and the river. the river is super low at this time of the year which makes it fun to be able to walk along the river bank.

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