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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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Interesting history and lovely natural area

A lovely natural area to hike around, enjoy the views and read the interpretive signs telling about the history. We took a 2-hour golf cart tour, which allowed us to visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Helen1752
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely natural area to hike around, enjoy the views and read the interpretive signs telling about the history. We took a 2-hour golf cart tour, which allowed us to visit the entire park. It is too big to hike in one visit, and the paths are too steep for the mobility impaired. The guides were very knowledgeable. We saw... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trails and paths galore but if you were hoping for a place that has dense thick forest, this is not it. Paved and some dirt paths surrounded by grass lands and along bow river. Great to soak up sun!!

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Thank Radiolad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was on my way to Cochrane and decided to stop in to have a look around. Deer greeted me as I headed south on a gravel road to the main entrance. I walked the Tiger Lily loop. The path was alive with the songs of a wide variety of birds like Cedar Waxwings, Woodpeckers and Chickadee's to name a few.... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great park for walking or biking. Trails are mostly paved so easy to walk on. Lots of hills so it is a bit of a workout. In summer they have golf cart tours. I highly recommend them.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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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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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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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