Bowness Park

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Bowness Park
4.5
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highlandancer
Toronto, Canada672 contributions
Aug. 2021
We were here on a weekday morning around 10 am, and this "park" is spectacular. There is something for everyone - a wading pool for the kids, boats on the water in which to cruise, a playground, plenty of trails for dog walking and running, benches for contemplation and a small cafe which is superb. The cafe stocks delicious snacks, baking, light lunches and assorted coffee, and, the server was extremely pleasant and professional. This is a fantastic spot for anyone wanting a day or just a morning or afternoon away. Photographers as well will enjoy this spot, and parking is plentiful.
Written August 27, 2021
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,310 contributions
Aug. 2020
I hadn't been to Bowness Park in a very long time and had forgotten how wonderful it is. The river, the lagoon, the food, the park, the paths all make it a wonderful experience. The area is big and open and makes it easy to enjoy without having people up close. The park seemingly can be used year round
We will be back soon.
Parking is a bit tight near the main entrance but we did find some.
Written August 24, 2020
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flyingontheground
Vancouver, Canada121 contributions
Jul. 2020
This was recommended to me as I was in the neighbourhood. I was there early before the crowds and had a walk along the river. Able to keep socially distanced from others easily. Later in the day I walked passed the kiddies pool. THAT was not a safe place in this time of Covid. No social distancing in the line up. Did not get to the restaurant. And the train was not running.
Written August 5, 2020
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ghryan
Calgary, Canada182 contributions
Jun. 2020
This is a four season park where you can clear your mind, get some exercise, and enjoy a variety of activities. The trails are clear year round, the river is always changing, and the people are invariably friendly. It's one of the best places in the city to unwind.
Written June 29, 2020
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,678 contributions
May 2020
Not all City Parks are the same during these terrible times. Many City parks have no washroom facilities open. But luckily, Bowness Park has a concessionaire who is keeping indoor washrooms open. Also, the people in some parks in the wealthier parts of Calgary (e.g. Glenmore Park) seem to be obvious of social distancing, but in Bowness Park on a recent visit, we found people quite respectful. The park is very spacious, and so it's easy to find a nice spot to be on your own.
Written May 6, 2020
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Nicholle L
82 contributions
Jul. 2019
We enjoy biking to Bowness park in the summer months. From here you can continue to bike down the connecting paths to Baker Park.
Written March 5, 2020
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Chocothund
Okotoks, Canada13 contributions
Jul. 2019
Great place for an afternoon hike. We parked down by Valley Ridge Drive NW and walked down to the River. Beautiful landscape, lots of mature trees and we finished it off with some time at the park.
Written February 16, 2020
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Michael S
Alberta Beach, Canada5 contributions
Jan. 2020
I live near the park. Walking through the park is the best daily exercise. Beautiful river. large green, fresh air, and clean park.
You can not find a better park in Calgary than Bowness Park to spend a day alone or with your family.
Written January 8, 2020
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Kris
5 contributions
Jun. 2019
for being so close to downtown Calgary (10 minute drive) this park feels like an oasis where one is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Really beautiful in the summer. Be sure to rent a paddle boat or canoe to swim amongst the swans that come by to visit
Written January 7, 2020
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Kmariee
Calgary, Canada425 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
This place is amazing and has been one of my favorite parks growing up. Lots of memories here!
Still is awesome despite the June 2013 floods
Written December 15, 2019
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