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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

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Sadly, the best part of the park is closed due to ice and flooding

We were hoping for a good bicycle ride in this provincial park, but were a bit stymied by a closure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
Great park to visit in the shoulder season

One of my favourite parks because it’s close to home and under utilized. Great spot for a short... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jay W
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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...more
Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hoping for a good bicycle ride in this provincial park, but were a bit stymied by a closure of more than 6 km's of trail due to ice on the east side. Hopefully, they will be able to bridge the place where all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite parks because it’s close to home and under utilized. Great spot for a short cycle or hiking. A few Coulees offer a pretty good short workout especially on the West end of the park.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jay W
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

I live this park, great walking & biking with paved or gravel trails. Amazing views of the river, mountains & train. They have a few picnic tables and a small playground.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TanyaN71
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding natural reserve is part of an extensive river valley- the bow river. An overabundance of wildlife, native grasses and flowers means you should not go there without binoculars or cameras.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank b8a33014
Reviewed December 23, 2018

This is a gorgeous prairie park on the north side of the Bow River, just outside Cochrane. There are wooded areas along the river and some nice groves tucked into the magnificent hillsides. There are also many fascinating historical points of interest, and some interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great place for walking, biking and outing for whole family. Lot of trails to choose from. Park with easy access.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EagleG
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Wear supportive footwear. To make the most of your visit pack a lunch and enjoy it in the fresh outdoors.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BonnieSchwab
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This park near Cochrane in Alberta is a hidden gem. Hidden because it's a bit off the beaten track but a gem well worth finding and exploring. It has lots of different trails ranging from short to quite long, each of which offers great views...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony154995
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park, lots of trails you can walk or bike for miles. Wide open space. You can watch the train go by. A few picnic tables, pack a lunch.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank A C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I love going here. The trails are well kept. Great to walk/bike, or take your dog. It's easy to find and has maps to help you find your way

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stephanief782
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July 20, 2016|
Response from Sandy J | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's $25. But google the parks website for all the details!!
April 29, 2016|
Response from FootlooseWithKids | Reviewed this property |
Not yet. My understanding is it will be complete sometime in 2017. I rode my bike down it a ways last year and it ended in a wash out. It'll be great when it's complete!