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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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Alberta, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just visited Glenbow Ranch Provincial park, opened in 2011 and is as pristine a park that I have ever taken a walk thru. They have tours but I understand that they fill up quite quickly.. My friend who lives in Calgary took me for a walk on a nice cool afternoon.. What a sight to behold, loved the info on... More

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