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Bowness Park

8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
+1 403-268-2300
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Wonderfully renovated family oriented park

This quiet park is family oriented. Situated along the Bow River. Is wonderful for winter skating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jana S
Amazing!

I have been coming to this park for over 20 years and have never found another place in Calgary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dh24heat
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Calgary, Canada
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“paddle boats” (14 reviews)
“rent a canoe” (9 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quiet park is family oriented. Situated along the Bow River. Is wonderful for winter skating and has a newly renovated Cafe. Wonderful for peaceful walks or jogging.

Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this park for over 20 years and have never found another place in Calgary quite like it! So beautiful and serene! A great place to talk a calm walk in the sun, have a picnic with the family in the...More

Thank dh24heat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bowness Park, in what was once the village of Bowness before it was annexed to Calgary in ?? the '60s, is situated along the Bow River on the west side of Calgary. It underwent a major improvement program in about 2016. It is so well-loved...More

Thank C. S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We ended up here by accident and had to stay! We are from out of town and our daughter had made arrangements to meet some friends at Bowness Park to skate and visit. It happened to be one of those rare days in Calgary this...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great for picnics or for physical activities such as walking, running, bike riding, sports. Overall a great place to spend the day in nature and by the water. we usually go with family and do BBQ's.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 2 February 2018

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 27 January 2018

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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Stephanie P
9 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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