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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Crescent City, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

There's nothing to dislike about the Cottonwood Island Nature Park, and we saw that the locals know how great it is to take a stroll along the river. Although lots of people were out and about, we still felt we had a quiet and relaxing stroll. Highly recommended!

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Prince George, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Easy walking path, tranquil river-side walk, mature trees, abundance of small wildlife, pristine surroundings.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My friend and I, we rented the bikes from the visitor center (it's free, by the way) and we explored the park in the morning just before our train would return to Jasper. Easy to access and beautiful coin of nature. You can wander around, pass the tree carvings, admire the river and breath fresh air in the middle of... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This nature park on the edge of downtown at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser rivers is a gem indeed with paths wandering through the forest and along the rivers among tall trees many of which are towering cottonwoods. There are benches for watching the river flow by; tables and shelters for picnics; a boat launch; a fish hatchery... More

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Cottonwood Island Nature Park is a rustic park just on the edge of town. It is part of the Heritage River Trail system and lots of fun to explore. Occasionally, if you look carefully, you will find many beautiful flowers, including the yellow ladies slipper. Its also fun to search for the tree spirits carved into some of the cottonwoods.... More

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