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Elbow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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best quick stroll in down town inner city area

It is the river of calgary s history . passing thro the heritage district and speaking so silently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaucalgary
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Calgary, Canada
Lazy Sunny Days

A great little river to float down on a hot, sunny day. Be sure to stop at Sandy Beach along your... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
touchup2017
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the river of calgary s history . passing thro the heritage district and speaking so silently yet truthfully this river has lots to share.

Thank Gaucalgary
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A great little river to float down on a hot, sunny day. Be sure to stop at Sandy Beach along your way.

Thank touchup2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

In Calgary, the Elbow River starts in the Weaselhead Natural Area, and connects with the Bow River, Calgary's major river, at Fort Calgary. In between there are a number of parks, but a lot of the riverside here is dedicated to residential use and a...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is absolutely the best way to spend a hot Afternoon and/or Evening in Calgary! We have heard of people floating down the Calgary rivers, but when you see the Bow River its pretty intimidating if you just want to relax and drink a beer...More

Thank SupermanRockstar
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We rented a raft and took it to the Elbow River to float down from Sandy Beach Park. The water level was so low, that all four of us (me, my wife, and the little boys) had to get off and portage the raft every...More

Thank Trippme
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The elbow river is one of the major rivers in the city of Calgary. You can float this river either with your own tube or rent. There are a few parks along the way that permit you to get out stretch your legs and have...More

Thank Sylvie B
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Elbow river is slow moving with lots of rafting ,swimming and wading. Scenery is wonderful and walking and bike paths are long and peaceful. You and your kids can have a fun filled day on the Elbow.

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Starting where the Elbow meets the Bow at Fort Calgary you can ride an easy bike path along the river past the Stanpede grounds and with a few diversions through some very posh neighborhoods to Riverdale Park and onto Sandy Beach Park. Or come the...More

1  Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The city of Calgary bike paths, especially those along the Elbow and Bow Rivers, are very pleasant. One can perhaps reconnect with a little bit of nature along the river. Sometimes there are waterfowl - mallard ducks, mergansers, geese gliding on the river. Many Calgarians...More

Thank Richard289
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We parked at Sandy Beach and rode are bikes along the Elbow River to the Bow River. Beautiful scenery and some nice houses and gardens. I'd say one of the most scenic paths in the city. Also relatively flat (few hills) so very easy bike...More

Thank Dan M
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