Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Alberta  /  Calgary  /  Nose Hill Park

Nose Hill Park, Calgary

4.5
#7 of 36 in Parks in Calgary
Visit the second-largest urban park in Canada, Nose Hill Park, where the natural environment serves as a retreat from the city. The attraction has long been a favorite spot for viewing nature and wildlife, including bison that fill the grassy slopes each winter. Keep your eyes peeled for native plants in this 11 km (4 mi) park, like sage and parry oatgrass, or watch for animals, which span 198 species. Numerous hiking paths wind through the park (you may experience mild difficulty on the slopes). You can take your four-legged friends on the designated off-leash areas. See Nose Hill Park and all Calgary has to offer by arranging your trip with our Calgary sightseeing planning website .
Create an itinerary including Nose Hill Park
map
Nose Hill Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
299 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This park is a truly great place to have a nice easy hike in the city. There are hills, ravines, open fields, a few small cliffs and lots of trails. We hiked only a small part of the park...it is quit...  more »
  • This park is way bigger than it looks. You can even get disoriented and lost. Luckily it is surrounded by the city. You may just end up having trouble finding where you came from. Good city and mounta...  more »
  • Some really nice scenery and lots of geo-caches for folks who do that, which my family is into. It's nature, so lots of hills, trees, fresh air, bugs, signs warning of coyotes. It's worth walking arou...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful hike. Good view on the airport and downtown. You can just sit and see the planes take off. There is few decorative rocks which gives the place nice vibe. Very few people on the weekdays. So you can have your solitude. You can bike everywhere. There are some more advanced paths with some rocks and holes for mountain bikers. A bit scary in my opinion haha. Go on a sunny clear day and bring your sunscreen !
  • Nose Hill Park is an oasis in the middle of Calgary. It's been left more or less natural compared to the rest of the countryside. This is a great place to walk or bike. They also have off leash areas for dogs.
  • A wonderful way to escape the city with out leaving it. You can bike and hike and take your pet on leash. It goes for miles and has bathrooms in some of the parking lots. Although the city lights are beautiful at night I don't recommend going alone at night. Please use your bell on your bike and pick up after your dog to keep the park clean. Some times you can see deer and porcupine.
  • Lots of gazelles, coyotes, and all manners of animals running around! Though I don't really mind them running around, there are droppings everywhere! So do mind your step! Otherwise, this is a relatively clean, super fresh park that is welcoming to both human and non-human creatures alike.
  • Really cool. Great hiking/biking/dog trails. You can just picture the buffalo grazing around you.

Plan your trip to Calgary

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Calgary

South of the river is where most of the action happens in Calgary, and that's where you'll find the best selection of places to stay. Downtown, the central neighborhood located on the river's southern bank offers the widest range of choices, with access to several of the city's major metro stations a big plus. For arts, nightlife, and quality of living, go to The Beltine, known for its cafes, restaurants, arts, and entertainment. If you're just visiting the city briefly but want access to onward transport links, choose accommodations located close to the city's international airport.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Calgary by other users

41 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Canada & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM NIGERIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada & New York City BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Canada & Skagway BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Ulaanbaatar & Calgary BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans