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“Good place to walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nose Hill Park

Nose Hill Park
Ranked #17 of 292 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This park's rugged, hilly terrain is full of paths and trails for hikers, bikers and runners.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good place to walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

It's a good and huge place to walk or relax here. You can see Calgary downtown. I love walking here because I can see many Deers and birds also.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Unexpected vistas and unbeaten paths”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love walking on Nose Hill park. There are paved paths but the most fun is going on the less traveled paths. One can see deer and coyotes, see signs of porcupines (unfortunately my dog got a nose full of quills), watch the spring wild flowers sprout and commune with the spirits that reside there. The views of the city and mountains are breathtaking. Always be prepared for weather change and wind (that is just Calgary for you). You can access the hill from many places. There are washrooms at the parking lots but no amenities in the park. You can go for a short walk or spend hours there - your choice.

Visited April 2014
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“Great place to go.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great place for a walk, bike and see the city. A huge family of Deer are on this park, they usually are on the edges during the days. Can get very busy on the weekends.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary
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“On Top of the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

My favourite off-leash park in all of Calgary. You can choose from about 8 different entry points, some of which require a good long climb to warm you up while those on the west side are much more accessible. Lots of room to roam. The dogs get freedom and the humans get fabulous views of the city, the mountains and planes flying in and out of YYC. There is a variety of wildlife so be cautious, keep your dog close. Have had "incidents" with coyotes and there are also porcupines about, but common sense will help make your visit a good one.

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Scenic views of Calgary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

To see the entire city from a local park, choose this one. Keep in mind that this is a very expansive park system that splits north Calgary from the rest of the city such that commuters must travel significant distances to get around it. In view of the recent catastrophic floods in the river valleys, it appears that was some lack of foresight by city planners in the location of this park which is better suited for real estate development versus the flood planes where the city core and residential housing are currently located. But too late for that now..... This park is bald and barren but not without areas of interest. Caution advised during the hot summer days as there is no shaded areas. Be prepared for wind chill and low temperatures when hiking here in winter. Keep tabs on your vehicle parking location and don't get lost.

Visited June 2013
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