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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

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Address: Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-297-5293
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Great walking and biking, each season brings its own beauty... So check it out atleast 4 times a year!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lloyd D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great walking and biking, each season brings its own beauty... So check it out atleast 4 times a year!

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Thank Lloyd D
Bragg Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, picturesque hiking trail along the north bank of the Bow River just west of Calgary. Outstanding views of the river valley, foothills and the Rocky Mountains. A real asset to the Bow River corridor.

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Cochrane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this park. Lot's of hiking/biking trails , tons of history , interpretive displays , guided tours on foot or by golf cart. Fantastic staff. Lot's of special events such as photography sessions , wildlife viewing and so much more.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled between Calgary and Cochrane along highway 1A, this is a jewel of a park. You can go for a short stroll and just admire the views of the Bow River, or you can go for a nice, long walk - up to you! Quiet, peaceful, provides a convenient place to reconnect with nature and recharge those batteries!

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Thank JSauve
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice now we have been for a walk here and have found it to be really lovely. The views are great and there is an extensive path network. Definitely check out the map before you go though, both times we have been we have been surprised by how far we wound up walking and have regretted not bringing water or... More 

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Thank Erin D
Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The park is very open to long views towards the mountains and river valley. The paved trails make for great walks, but be prepared, it's all up hill coming back to the parking area.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This park offers the feel of the prairie-foothills wide open spaces which make southern Alberta a special place. Interesting historical placards help to set your walk in ranch history. You can walk or bike through this park. Walk can be challenging or easy, depending upon your mood. Is usually windy though so layer up.

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Thank Janus57
Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This newer provincial park is excellent. Both hiking and biking trails. Trails for the nature enthusiast and also for those more interested in history. A great place to spend a few hours.

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Thank HappyGeek75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful park,prarie and mountain views from the Bow River Valley. Several kilometers of well maintained walking trails.

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Thank Robert M
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go for a walk someplace quiet and peaceful. This beautiful park/ranch only minutes from Calgary is just that. On this day we only saw a handful of people. Mule deer were hiding in the bush but easily seen. The view of the mountains was spectacular to say the least. They looked close enough to... More 

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