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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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Cochrane, Canada
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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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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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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely place to go for a walk to clear your mind. You can certainl get away from the stresses and strains of life on this walk, nice place to go and gather your thoughts and enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle and walk the dog.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A most scenic park, with breathtaking river and mountain views. There is a paved pathway so access is very good for most (hills may make it difficult for some). In summer, the display of native parkland flowers is beautiful. In winter, this is a great place to get away from it all. I hesitate talking about this place, I'd like... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited the park for the first time this spring when everything is still brown, and yet we already like what we saw. The park is just a few minutes away from the busy areas of the city and offers an unobstructed view of the Rocky Mountains. Great for day picnics, biking, hiking, and even just for stop-overs from long... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Wanted to check out something new for hiking near Calgary and also with some easy geo-caches. We tried to find a cache that was near / at a lookout point without success. Hiking the "easy" trail that circles the lower area through some trees and then open grassy, hilly area was okay. Young son got of the trail and his... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This park is truly a taste of heaven on earth. The views are plentiful, the scenery is breathtaking and the natural environment is totally untouched. If you are looking for a nearby park to walk, run or cycle through... This is the place to come. Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is located Minutes west of Calgary and a minute East of... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

one of the newest provincial parks in Alberta. Still a working ranch, but land purchased from the Harvie family at less than market value to preserve this area north of the Bow river between Calgary and Cochrane. Gorgeous views, excellent pathways. Some STEEP hills make for a good workout!

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Cochrane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The entrance to this park is just a stone's throw from the Calgary city limits, and only a few kms from the town of Cochrane. It offers beautiful scenery, some interesting trails, a few hills, the Bow River, and a great bike trail. We visit this park year-round. If you are anywhere in the area, don't miss a chance to... More 

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Address: Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-297-5293
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Cochrane

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