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Bowness Park

8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
+1 403-268-2300
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pack a lunch, swimsuits for the kiddos, rent a canoe, rent a pedal boat, go early for a great spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna T
Bowness park

This is a very relaxed place with covered picnic sites you can prebook for large groups or drop-in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
psychgirl1
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“paddle boats” (14 reviews)
“rent a canoe” (9 reviews)
“bow river” (34 reviews)
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8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
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+1 403-268-2300
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"paddle boats"
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"rent a canoe"
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"bow river"
in 34 reviews
"miniature train"
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"ice skating in the winter"
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"playing frisbee"
in 3 reviews
"picnic spot"
in 4 reviews
"stoney trail"
in 3 reviews
"mature trees"
in 4 reviews
"skating rink"
in 5 reviews
"great place to spend the day"
in 3 reviews
"wading pool"
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"south side"
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"year round"
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"great place to go"
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"train ride"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pack a lunch, swimsuits for the kiddos, rent a canoe, rent a pedal boat, go early for a great spot, pack light as you are carrying in what you want come in the winter bring your ice skates, enjoy the bonfire

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very relaxed place with covered picnic sites you can prebook for large groups or drop-in picnic tables for others. There are rides for small children and a miniature train which circles part of the picnic area. There are canoes for rent in...More

Thank psychgirl1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a walk around twice, and ended up finding a very nice family friendly park which our kids loved and also just mellow and peaceful. A very friendly Elderly woman stopped to talk with me. Great ambiance.

Thank Makadaegobewiik R
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We were needed to stretch our legs recently, and didn't want to drive out of town, and thought Bowness Park might be a good idea. It was! And a few surprises. Firstly, we did know that Bowness Park does have Calgary's largest outdoor skating surface....More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Recommend an evening skate on the pond. Open to the public. Very big ice surface to skate on. Lots of benches and fire pits. A bunch of big trees are lit up at night. Warning - The ice was not in very good condition so...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I took an elderly (senior) friend of mine here and she loved watching the ducks on the lagoon, the beautiful park and having a picnic together. I suggest bringing your own snacks if possible as food at the park is very expensive and there isn’t...More

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I go to Bowness Park to restore my soul and soak in the beauty that is all around. Devastating damage done here in the June 2013 floods, but the rebuilding of the park is phenomenal with a new splash park, a little train that you...More

Thank llshupe
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great for families, groups, and couples. Lots of pathways and facilities. Great for just watching the river flow by, it's so calming.

Thank touchup2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The rebuild of Bowness Park since the floods has brought a new - and better configuration to this much used park. Nestled along the Bow River with lots of big trees and greenery, this park offers lots; play parks for the kids, trails for the...More

Thank billmI5711KQ
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

What a great place, nice pathways and lots of facilities for families to enjoy the river and the park. Great to see the pool open and being enjoyed by families! Easy to find parking too!

Thank GlasgowHolidayer
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Stephanie P
10 July 2015|
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Response from PapaJohn100 | Reviewed this property |
Not only is the boat rental not open yet, but as the beginning got July the Cafe is still closed. It has been rebuilt and according to The City website is expected to be open sometime this summer.
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