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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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Beautiful location, lots of hoofed wildlife.

This park is a very accessible location offering beautiful views in a grassy setting along the river. We started from the visitor's center and ended up walking about 8 miles. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bigfishpk
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a very accessible location offering beautiful views in a grassy setting along the river. We started from the visitor's center and ended up walking about 8 miles. It is not essential to walk this far, there are many loops and routes available so you can tailor your walk to your time and energy commitment. There are interpretive... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have hiked this historic park many times! It is well laid out with both paved and gravel paths. Historical markers along the way explaining the history of the area. They even have golf carts for those with limited mobility!

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Thank Sandy J
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Happened across this by accident. Lovely views. Can be a bit tricky if icy as some trails are not easy to cross due to water/ice - this can be as early as Sept or late as May.

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Thank Tina O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It's so close to the city and yet so fun to spend a good couple hours just walking or biking. Small children have long paths to walk and explore! We followed the main path down the hill and to the left, for the joy of the youngest ones we saw the CP train passing by. Which makes an awesome view!... More 

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Thank Anna V
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I live in Cochrane and am embarrassed to admit I waited a few years after this park opened before checking it out. My loss! I was quite unaware of the history in this little slice of the Foothills... the hamlet of Glenbow, sandstone quarries, horse ranches, brick manufacturing, and once home to a few rich Easterners! The park itself is... More 

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Calgary, Alberta.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We've found our own little home on the range just minutes before Cochrane on the 1A Highway. I was dazzled by the sweeping views of the Bow River Valley and the foothills leading to the grand slopes of the Rocky Mountains. It was all ours to explore- all 3,246 acres. Cycle or walk your way through 30 kms of paved... More 

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Thank TooAmigos
Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Lots to see in a wide open environment close to the city. Historic structures, lots of parking and close to the river this is a great spot for a stroll with family or friends.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome park! I like taking my dog here and not even noticing how far we've walked! This was my second time here and the views never fail! Will be coming back for sure!

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Cochrane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Stunning views across the valley. Once walk down to Bow River. Washrooms available throughout the park.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This amazing property is a wonderful place to go for a lovely long walk or bike ride. It affords the most spectacular scenery, is relatively free of people (well, on a busy day one might run into a few, but there is so much space that it's not a concern) and is heart-stoppingly beautiful. The scenery ranges from open range... More 

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