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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
403-297-5293
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Cochrane
Type: State Parks
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Cochrane, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful grassland park in the foothills of the Rockies! A great way to spend an afternoon running the kids around to burn off energy! Beautiful views, yet very close to town!

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Alberta, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Hidden down a short gravel road less than 10 minutes east of Cochrane just off Hwy 1A. Astonishingly beautiful with rolling hills and small valleys covered in grasses; lots of walking paths and trails; huge sky-views; overlooking the larger Bow River Valley -- you can see right across the valley to the Springbank Airport. Near the parking lot there are... More

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calgary
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is situated N.W of Calgary just outside of Calgary and accessed by a dirt road leading to a parking lot. The park is very big with lots of paths following the railway and Bow River. Because of it's size, it tends to be a little bit quieter and provides a great area to enjoy a relaxing... More

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Calgary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Glenbow Ranch is, hands down, one of the very best additions to Alberta's Provincial Parks inventory. Situated east of the ranching town of Cochrane, on land donated by the Harvie Family, the day-use Park was formerly working ranch land along the river. It offers sharply contrasting "big hills-and-valleys" topography. There are wide-open skies, great mountain views, and plenty of opportunities... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great area to hike & bike. Lovely scenery along the river and so many different birds to watch! The info centre is full of helpful guides. Fair bit of parking with washrooms. Awesome views

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We embarked on an amazing golf cart tour offered at the park! The staff were very welcoming and we learned so much rich history about the ranch, including the park's native grass, plant, and animal species! The staff are very knowledgeable in many different areas. We will be enrolling our kids in their pond and bird programs!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A great place for early season walking. Varied terrain but always uphill back to the car park! Can hike down by the river or up and down coulees. Recently did a 9 km circuit. Saw bald eagle and white tailed deer as well as bluebirds on the road in to the park. Golden slippers in June. Easy and quick access... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love walking around this expansive park and can't wait to explore the trail system further. Great view of the foothills and mountains, and even of Calgary at certain points. Was taking pictures of the horses at one point and one of the park staff invited me to meet them and was very friendly and informative about the park. The... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Parking is great and free. Lots of trails to walk. Nice place to take family and pets and go for a stroll

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great walking and hiking - especially in the spring and fall. The river is espcially nice and there is some early settlements there to see - but not much left.

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