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Admire the deep emerald green lagoons that serve as centerpiece of Bowness Park. The park dates back to pre-World War I, originally designed with a swimming pool and carousel. Today visitors use it for paddleboating, canoeing, kayaking, skating, and picnicking. You'll find ample opportunity for playing on playgrounds, sitting under shade trees, barbecuing, and sampling tea from the on-site tea house. You can cool off at the splash pad, try your hand at a round of mini golf, or tour around on the miniature train. Restrooms are available on site. See Bowness Park and all Calgary has to offer by arranging your trip with our Calgary vacation planning app .
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Wonderful place during the winter to go ice skating on the lagoon. Wood fire pits and natural gas fire pits or to keep warm. Free parking and free skating. There is a lovely restaurant at the park too. You can also rent skates on the weekend if you don't have your own.
  • What a gem! Take a day off and grab the dog and kids! Bowness park is the place to be if you are looking for affordable family fun. You can rent skates or boats depending on the time of year. Warm up with a hot chocolate or cool if with an iced tea at their locally owned Cafe and restaurant. It's even take your sweetheart for a late night skate! The park is well lit at night and the romance is in the air. A wonderful place to spend the day without breaking the bank.
  • A great place for skating in winter. Wonderful ambience. Fires are running to keep you warm. I have not eaten at the nearby restaurant. It does look like it has a good menu and would be a good place to have a romantic dinner.
  • It was a beautiful, peaceful place to skate last night. The gorgeously light trees were magical. Very few people at the park made it an easy skate. The usual problems of parking in the (embarrassingly poorly designed) parking lot was not an issue on a quiet winters night. I would recommend a night skate to anyone!
  • Great place for the family! Skating is so fun here, lots of fires happening around, and friendly people. Better weather has the kids park, bbq's sniffs beautiful river. Summer or winter, we frequent this park every 1-3 months year round.
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