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Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail

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Address: Spruce Drive, Calgary, Alberta T2N 0C0, Canada
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Great way to Spend the Day

Situated near the Bow River, this park offers lots of great picnicking options, an outdoor cafe and a beautiful wilderness hiking trail right in the middle of the city, a must do!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated near the Bow River, this park offers lots of great picnicking options, an outdoor cafe and a beautiful wilderness hiking trail right in the middle of the city, a must do!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest green spaces that is very close to the city centre. Regardless of season, families need to be careful in that there is an active train line in the park, and the Bow River, however beautiful, can be a serious hazard. The ice on the banks may appear thick, but nobody should venture on to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family we booked part of park for family picnic. The younger kids had fun. Wonderful and relaxing day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Unbelievable solitude in the heart of a city of over a million. Surrounded by natural wonders of old stand Douglas Firs, little springs, lush native plants. The pathways provide beautiful views of the Bow River and spans of stairs for fitness challenges winding your way up the south cliff of the Bow Valley.

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Thank Lorraine O
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've lived near Edworthy Park for almost 30 years. Nice park, and the Douglas Fir Trail is a very nice urban trail through large...Douglas Firs. But, the trail is now closed (for the first time in my experience) indefinitely while they do a study on how to stabilize the slope. No idea when it will re-open.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Convenient parking on both sides of the Bow River. The paved walks extend as for as you want to go (Calgary has the most amazing walkway network) Don't forget to stop in at the little cafe next to the bridge~great ice cream, amongst other things. YumYum!

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Overall I was quite surprised that you could find such a shaded tree covered trail in the heart of Calgary. Being from out of town, I wouldn't make the special trip to the park again but it's a good place to go for a long walk if you're in the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great for a family outing! Playground for the little ones, a rocky beach on the bow and plenty of pavilions you can rent to have a barbeque in! Washroom facilities are also provided.

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Thank Keir T
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a great place to get outside and experience nature in Calgary. There are well marked paths for hiking, paved and dirt bike trails, picnic areas, playgrounds. Access to the river, makes this a great place for the family, including our dog!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Although I have lived in Calgary for about 45 years, I only recently walked around the Douglas Fir Trail along the south side of the Bow River. It was almost like hiking in the foothills or mountains west of Calgary. In addition to the hiking trails, there are lots of picnic areas, and rafting on the Bow River in this... More 

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