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NIce for a walk but don't trust GPS

We checked out Seal Bay Nature Park as a potential location for our "pop-up" elopement wedding. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cochrane, Canada
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This park has a system of trails for all skill levels and users. Trail riding on bikes as well as... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked out Seal Bay Nature Park as a potential location for our "pop-up" elopement wedding. We ended up not choosing this park for that purpose but came back later to walk the paths and enjoyed it a great deal. Our car's GPS had poor...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This park has a system of trails for all skill levels and users. Trail riding on bikes as well as horses with well marked designated trails. Maps within the park to navigate once you’re further in as well as well stocked outhouses strategically placed for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank mylady63
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Seal bay is a beautiful hiking ans beach spot, worth a visit all year around! It’s never busy so a true gem! Last time I went there were seals and lots of eagles but you discover something new every time you go!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Having lived adjacent to the park for over 40 years I have seen many changes. The trails are greatly improved and depending on the season usually in good condition. There are hiking and biking trails, observation stands to observe the water fowl and other fauna,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank jcw49
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We live close by, but never get tired of hiking in Seal Bay park. The sheer diversity of its many parts keeps it interesting and with so many trails, you never see t in the same light. Trails are divided by user groups, some are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Darrel D
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We have found the staff here to be absolutely wonderful and so friendly. Have done so much to accommodate and we truly recommend this beautiful spot to anyone

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Brenda K
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We live in the area, and choose to visit this spot in during the colder months. We see seals, sealions, many types of ducks, and lovely scenes. There are different ways to enter the beach. It is best to inspect a map before entering as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank royannjean
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We enjoyed the short walk through the forest and was delighted to come upon a beautiful ravine, filled with ferns. The air was so still there and it was pretty to watch the maple leaves stir every so often and begin to fall to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DelilahJones12
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Wonderful trails. Great place to go at low tide. You can wander and search the flats for all kinds of flora and fauna.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cindy B
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Wide, well kept trails through large mature trees. Some lead to the ocean with beautiful views. Most of the time there are few other walkers, giving it a more remote feeling. Always enjoy our time there.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Vince G
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Les B
March 28, 2018|
Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty steep down to the water. I guess it depends on your physical condition. It would take me an hour.
July 20, 2016|
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Response from pwilliamson201 | Reviewed this property |
As above but if you want a 100% off leash nice park walk - go to Nymph Falls. It's the other direction from Seal Bay but it's an off leash park and the Dogs LOVE it!