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Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

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Address: Hwy 567, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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Little foothills gem!

No services, beyond some picnic tables, but the easy hiking, good parking, and friendly other visitors make it more than worth it. Bring your camera! Please respect the park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick G
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No services, beyond some picnic tables, but the easy hiking, good parking, and friendly other visitors make it more than worth it. Bring your camera! Please respect the park - stay on the paths, to avoid people erosion of the sensitive environment, and, of course, please don't litter! Thank you!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for a walk..have a picnic some people need to clean up after their dog's better other than that great place to enjoy the outdoors

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Thank Melinda M
Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprising, lovely place to take in waterfalls, springs, squirrels and gushing water sounds. Amazed by how many shaded of green there were even in November. A clean long drop bathroom on site thankfully at trail head. Also a challenging hill to climb - or not if you don't want to you can double back the way you came and... More 

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Thank Gail M
Cochrane
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great spot for a short walk or hike. Fairly quiet during the week but can get busy on weekends.

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Thank Alison S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is great for hiking as it has sunny, cool, challenging and smooth parts for all. The waterfalls and streams are relaxing, though I am totally disappointed they closed the main falls. Regardless, it is a good exercise place.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I finally made the short trip from my home in Cochrane to explore this little park. Now I'm sorry I waited so long...this is a charming little spot that looks unimpressive from the parking lot. A beautiful creek, hidden from view by the forested hills, cascades through multiple courses as it descends into the grassy valley. There is a good... More 

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Thank franneb2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with hiking trails. Well maintained but not a long walk. Good for families with younger children. Close to Cochrane and Calgary.

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Thank Robert M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This walk is short and sweet, but always nice. So if you fancy a quicky (Of the walking kind), then this is close to home and gets you out of the house. Postives: the varying water falls, Negatives: the mosquitos!

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Thank Jules W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not overcrowded, lots of small waterfalls, and if you are lucky some wildlife. Escape from the hectic and noisy city for a nice calm walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great hike for the whole family, come explore this awesome park, don't forget the picnic! Well constructed pathways, can even handle big wheel strollers.

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