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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

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Address: Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-297-5293
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Great place to visit

Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Stunning views across the valley. Once walk down to Bow River. Washrooms available throughout the park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
J9157TXkarenr
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Cochrane
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Cochrane
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Stunning views across the valley. Once walk down to Bow River. Washrooms available throughout the park.

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Thank J9157TXkarenr
Calgary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This amazing property is a wonderful place to go for a lovely long walk or bike ride. It affords the most spectacular scenery, is relatively free of people (well, on a busy day one might run into a few, but there is so much space that it's not a concern) and is heart-stoppingly beautiful. The scenery ranges from open range... More 

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Thank CalgaryKathleen
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a good hiking area, excellent views of the Rocky mountains, also have good biking trails. Magnificent sunset views.

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Thank milagrosp714
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Start at the top, walk one of the many paths down and come up again. Gorgeous views of the area, all the way to the snow top rockies. A little rain made everything come alive, the sage and other plants scenting the air. Do not forgot your camera and zoom, bring a bike or walking shoes. It feels so good... More 

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1 Thank Brigitte L
Cochrane, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This a fairly new Provincial Park, still in the process of being completed (could take a few more years?). Great place along the Bow River, just south of Cochrane(5 minutes) eventually it will connect North Calgary to Cochrane, In the mean time it is a very quiet place with beautiful scenery and interesting history of the Cochrane area. And....it's free,... More 

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Thank Yvan D
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I travel each summer to the Canadian Rockies from our midwestern U.S. home, and each time we go we discover something new. One of our favorite new experiences this trip was a visit to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park as we drove back to Calgary at the end of our mountain stay. I’d never heard of this place... More 

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2 Thank Hamelia
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I took my 12, 13 and 14 year-old granddaughters for the archaelogical dig and they had a blast! Our guide, Jeremy, was informative, engaging and entertaining to say the least. They learned about the buffalo, aboriginal and early settler in school and this reinforced what they were taught. Next time we want to do the cart tour to see the... More 

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Thank MYLemoine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

A great spot for a walk that's close to town. Plenty of wildlife, not overly busy and easy to navigate. The bald eagle nest was a highlight.

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Thank Orca32
Cochrane, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Take the family here often. There are kilometres of trails and beautiful vistas to enjoy in summer and winter. In the summer be prepared and take plenty of water and be sure to have good footwear! In winter it's a great place to snowshoe.

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Thank Ultracdn
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

To be so close to Calgary and Cochrane and yet feel like you are in the wilderness away from everything is wonderful.

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