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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 walking trails near Cochrane Ab

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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Calgary, Canada
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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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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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