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Nose Hill Park, Calgary

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Nose Hill Park and get the most from your holiday in Calgary, create itinerary details personal to you using our Calgary vacation planner.
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  • excellent BREATHING SPACE for city people in the heart of the city . walk at your pace with pets or family . We saw a porcupine which was a pleasant surprise . love it .Free cardio ! 
  • This park is so huge! I hiked through nose hill park and I saw a open field in a city, I will come back here again 
  • We go occasionally for a walk and it is a great gem in the city. There is lots of space and also great space for off leash dog walking. 
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  • As far as parks go, this one takes the cake. Very big, not too busy. Lots of open fields and hills, lots of bush. Many paths. A little bit of wilderness in the city. Watch out for coyotes, especially if you have a dog, very bad the last couple years.
  • Nice place for hiking but if people can please read the sign and let the dog free only in the unleash area it will be great. Not all of us are dog lovers and i am pretty sure there are people with dog - phobia who are avoiding this beautiful park. Please be mindful for others. The parks are for everyone. Thank you.
  • Perfect place for a walk with your dog as it does have an off leash area. Also, for you Pokemon fans, I have frequently found nests in the park as well as gyms and Pokestops. Make sure you bring bags for your dogs excrement, though there are not any garbages that I have found in the park thus far. If you're going to leave it behind, please make sure your bag is biodegradable.
  • How do you review a park? It had grass, trees, other people, lots of trails, a huge off leash area. Just gotta be wary of coyotes in the tree groves in the valleys
  • Awesome place to walk and bike! Love to take the dogs here on a nice day. It feels like you aren't in Calgary when you are up there. Nice place to go to get away from busy pathways.