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Prince's Island Park

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Lovely, lovely, lovely. We were in Calgary for a day on the way to Banff and were leisurely... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Always a great experience.

Out for just an evening walk or attending one of the many events and concerts in the park, you will... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RandR J
Calgary, Canada
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This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.
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200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely, lovely, lovely. We were in Calgary for a day on the way to Banff and were leisurely exploring when we happened up on this little gem of a park in the middle of the river. We had lunch at the River Cafe where they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Out for just an evening walk or attending one of the many events and concerts in the park, you will never be disappointed...a must see in the summer is the Shakespeare on the Bow

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RandR J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Prince’s island park changes with the months the same way the city does. It’s colors vary from poppy greens in the summer to warm oranges and yellows in the fall, ending with greys and browns in the snowy winters. Every time worth the visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matías B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is connected to downtown and eau claire's market passing through jaipur bridge. You can also see bow river, centre street bridge going to chinatown. There is also an ice skating rink within the place. A peaceful and serene big city park feels to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to come during your lunch break if you work downtown! Have a picnic and walk around, even go for a run!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kmariee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very clean. Pleasant to walk around. Lots of families out strolling. Lots of nearby restaurants. Watch the calendar for various events

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Took my dog for a walk and what a beautiful one it was. The colours of the trees, the peace in the middle of the city was just wonderful. The only downside was the goose poop but it was a small price for a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patshaw26
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We were here walking along the river this area and very kids friendly. Good place to spend on a sunny day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sim V
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venu for outdoor theatre.Sumer evening perfomance was great despite threats of thunder storms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank judepeters1
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Such a nice space, beautiful to enjoy in all seasons! Summer is the most happening, with music and live performances.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 2, 2015|
Response from Kashish V | Reviewed this property |
Usually there are people offering rides during the summertime, you just ask one of them. Hope that helped! :)
May 7, 2015|
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Response from Tishya S | Reviewed this property |
Since the park is huge, there are many neighboring places where you can park your car. You can also drive around the area of Eau Claire or Chinatown, but it won't be free. Parking in downtown Calgary can be expensive thou... More
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Dallas, TX
River Cafe Prince's Island (5 Replies)
Has anyhone ever eaten at this restaurant? I looked at their website and it looked very nice and also a little pricey. Any other restaurants within walking distance of Prince's Island that are worthy of an Anniversary Dinner?
August 17, 2005|
Response fromJudy_in_Calgary|
I like River Cafe. Yes, it is expensive. But it sure is nice to sit there, surrounded by trees, with the river flowing by, barely conscious that you're in the middle of a city. There may be other restaurants within walking distance of there that are worthy of an anniversary dinner but, if there are, I don't know them. There are several restaurants in the Eau Claire Market complex, but they don't serve delicacies like quail and elk. My favourite amongst those other restaurants is Joey...More
Things to do in Calgary (5 Replies)
Hi, I'm spending 19 days in Calgary with my family (husband and two boys aged 12 and 15). Just wondered what we should definitely not miss! So far, these are things we've planned to do, any more ideas/tips are welcome! (Accommodation is sorted - we are doing a house swap. We will have a car). Calgary tower, Prince Island Park, Fish Creek, Olympic Park, Canmore and Kananaskis, Banff, Badlands and Horseshoe Canyon, Lake Louise, Waterton. Would like to see a glacier! Thank you! Ps. Any...More
March 12, 2016|
Response fromJ&W|
I think the kids would like one of the wave pools. You can generally trust TA restaurant reviews for places to eat.
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Nova Scotia Family Road Trip (2 Replies)
My family and I want to do a road trip north to Nova Scotia and maybe Prince Island starting in New York. We have 3 children who will want fun activities to do on the way. We love nature but also state fairs, amusement parks, swimming. Neither my husband nor I have gone this north and we desperately need help. We have about 2 weeks time. No camping this trip - just hotels. Has anyone done this trip and can advice on things to see going and coming? It would be much appreciated since we have...More
July 18, 2007|
Response fromtrippercud|
Hi Michele: I am from NS (Halifax) and also have 3 children so hopefully I can help with some of your questions. I don't know if you are taking the ferry from Maine but if so about 1.5 hrs from Yarmouth ferry is a place called White Point Beach Lodge. I am not sure how old your kids are (mine are 14, 16, 18) but I have been taking my kids here for mini vacations since they were born. They have "the" most beautiful ocean beach, lake with canoe, paddle boats etc. indoor and outdoor pools,...More