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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre

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Need to get away from the city while in the city?

An area kept much in its natural state, where you can see ducks and all kinds of birds, see the... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Calgary, Canada
Lots and lots of critters about in September!

September is a great time to visit the Sanctuary. Although some of the local migratory birds have... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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2425 9 Ave SE | Inglewood, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

An area kept much in its natural state, where you can see ducks and all kinds of birds, see the work of beavers, stroll in nature, and all this can be done without being surrounded constantly by people. Delightful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Harmony7328
Reviewed September 20, 2018

September is a great time to visit the Sanctuary. Although some of the local migratory birds have fled, other species are stopping by from their more northerly breeding grounds on their way further south. Two expert birders were there on the Bow River access points,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Lived in the Inglewood, Ramsay district while growing up and can't remember ever going there. What a beautiful spot to relax. Saw the Colonel Walker house which was the name given to the school I went to in east Calgary - beautiful, beautiful old house....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LORA P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

If you want to see birds native to Calgary, this is the place to go. Want to give a special shout out to Jessica who helped us identify birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Connie R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Make sure you go all the way across the railway tracks to the big Inglewood sign. On the north side of the tracks there is an open field area that has more gophers than birds. Inglewood is a lovely walk along an arm of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This has to be the highlight of my trip to Calgary. So satisfying that I made a 5.9km walk all the way back a second time. The sanctuary provides a peek into several mini ecosystems - North American Woods, water bodies, etc. For the patient...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HarryRao
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We were here in July, in the morning, and I was so impressed. The worries and pressures of everyday life vanish, once inside this sanctuary. The parking is plentiful, and washrooms are modern and clean inside the visitor centre upon entry. A walk here is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank highlandancer
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Among bird species we did catch sight of 5 deer grazing along the pretty river. Pathways were well marked. Nature was nice. It is very necessary to bring binoculars if you want to see the birds. But admission was free and overall it was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tikabu77
Reviewed July 14, 2018

An overcast, damp day and I'm jet lagged. So we get out the jackets and head for this sanctuary. I see 29 species, pretty happy with that for the time of year and conditions. We also see our first Canadian deer, ground squirrels and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank buzzard2000
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

If you have some time to spare in Calgary, the go for an early morning walk in the Inglewood bird sanctuary. Most of the park was destroyed in the 2013 floods but they are restoring the buildings during 2018 but you can still walk around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Jay C | Reviewed this property |
Supposed to reopen mid 2016 when the area has recovered from the floods.