Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park protects spectacular natural landscapes and historical resources along the Bow River, between Calgary and Cochrane. To ensure Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park's sensitive and significant natural and historical features are protected, a detailed biophysical inventory and an archaeological assessment were conducted. An interim park management plan was developed to provide a framework for initial development of facilities and services in the park. Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is a day-use only park. Camping is NOT allowed.
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Debbie B
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Aug 2022
Great staff, just too short of a tour. She was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. You can even walk or bike this park.
Written August 27, 2022
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,381 contributions
May 2022
This park has so much. Great views and vistas of Rockies to the west, excellent trails, fascinating history, lots of wildlife and wildflowers, and good facilities in terms of pit toilets, picnic tables etc. It's quite a gem, and relatively unknown to many Calgarians. Although it is open all year, it's at its best during the spring, summer and fall. There's even remnants of a ghost town in the park.
Written May 14, 2022
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Deborah M
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Really lovely walk along a bike path. Quiet, saw no one else. Parking facilities .
Beautiful scenery. Wish I’d gone on my bike though.
Written August 25, 2021
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JY_Globetrotter
Calgary, Canada1,473 contributions
Jul 2021
On a whim, I took my toddler out to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park on a stroll and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet and uncongested this park is. Many of the trails are paved and are bicycle, stroller and pet friendly. The park is scenic with rolling hills and working farms and my son was happy to spot cattle and deer.

We did the Yodel Loop which was a bit ambitious for a two year old but the lookout was breathtakingly beautiful. Keep in mind that there isn't much signage around the park except for a few map panels strategically placed. None of the trails are labelled and you will have to rely on the map to determine where you are going.
Written July 26, 2021
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yycyycyyc
Calgary, AB615 contributions
Mar 2021
We had a wonderful, warm and windy walk on a busy Friday afternoon using both the paved and unpaved trails, around 11km in all.

Our favourite part was across the railway down by the river. Here it was quite boggy in places with the fast-melting snow, and we had this part almost to ourselves.

We had not known anything about the history, and were well informed by the panels throughout.
Written March 20, 2021
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Joe_Blow_RD
Calgary, Canada60 contributions
Mar 2021
Trailheads could use some better marking. Very busy carpark on a Saturday afternoon with cars lining both sides of the roadway to get in. Well maintained paved trails and good views of the grasslands and mountains in the distance. They are currently doing improvements to the buildings and visitor booth.
Written March 15, 2021
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Ross M
Airdrie, Canada3,800 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
With a few (18) fellow Rotarians we hiked through the Park last week - on different trails. Also even got down to Bow and ventured along the river bed. Was cool
Written September 15, 2020
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MJH048
Alberta, Canada198 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We made an afternoon visit. We hiked the Tiger Lily trail. We enjoyed it and the views of the Bow River valley. The trail is steep at both ends so take your time and wear suitable foot wear.
Written July 30, 2020
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Gritty M
Cochrane, Canada165 contributions
Dec 2019
As a great, simple, attractive alternative to a day hike in the mountains, Glenbow Ranch has excellent trails and stunning views of Cochrane, Bow River and the Rocky Mountains. And...because it's kind of tucked away south of Hwy 1A, east of Cochrane, it's rarely crowded. Good place to see wildlife as well - hawks, eagles, deer, coyotes and elk.
Written January 13, 2020
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Ryan M
Cochrane, Canada90 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Highly recommended for the family, dog walk or if you just want to enjoy the great outdoors! Option of all paved paths or gravel, some steep sections so wear proper footwear in the winter!
Written December 29, 2019
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