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Prince's Island Park

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Address: 1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R5, Canada
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+1 403-268-3888
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Mon 19:57 - 06:00
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This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing...

This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.

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Very nice walkways with easy access to Kensington.

Family Day weekend the weather was great, so we walked through the park to Kensington for lunch. Very nice walkways.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Judy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family Day weekend the weather was great, so we walked through the park to Kensington for lunch. Very nice walkways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful view of the city to the south. A great example of a live city park. In winter they open a free rink.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

prince's Island Park is a beautiful spot in the center of Calgary which is easy to access by car or public transit. It is a beautiful natural spot with playgrounds, eating place, washroom, and drinking water. Calgary's flora and fauna specific to any season can be enjoyed. Also, it gives access to a self-guided learning tour about the river habitat... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful park in the center of the city. Active people abound, but also serene spaces. Excellent view of the city and a great place to unwind.

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Yass, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely park with beautiful, relaxing walks and lots of birdlife. Our time was a little shorter than we would have liked, but it was still a very worthwhile visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found it relaxing to go for a walk after a long day of work, on my recent business trip. You have an excellent view of the skyline and the bow river valley. The little lake in the middle of the island was frozen, with a few people skating on it. Great to enjoy some nature, within about 15 minutes... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to unwind after work or at lunch. Weather you want to bike, run, or just read a book under a tree. It's a nice respite to the busy city. And check out the geese along the river path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful fall day exploring this park. Great pathways and places to relax. Beautiful views all around.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prince's Island Park is a beautiful place to go for a walk/run/cycle! It is often buzzing with people, critters, and plants. One word of warning: Stay away from the Canadian Geese. Far far away. They bite and will chase you. Also, the river might not look dangerous, but it moves very quickly. I would recommend admiring from afar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the warm weather, summer time, this park is buzzing with activity and people. Often weekends there are festivals or some special group events like world partnership walk or food festivals. It is never boring, with large children's play areas or quiet spots and benches to sit by the edge of the river, feed the geese, and enjoy the serene... More 

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