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Prince's Island Park, Calgary

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#1 of 7 in Nature in Calgary
Head out of town without actually leaving it at Prince's Island Park, an urban park and the green lung of Calgary. Developed on a 20 ha (49 acre) island, the park can be accessed by three separate bridges, linking it with urban areas. Take a walk across the island, admiring the mix of landscaped and wild environment, with wetlands and flower gardens to explore. The island offers plenty of space for recreational activities and relaxation, including picnic benches and playgrounds, as well as benefitting from onsite amenities, such as a restaurant and restrooms. Arrange your visit to Prince's Island Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Calgary using our Calgary trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Born and raised Calgarian and PIP is one of my fave places to venture out to. In the summer, there's entertainment and wildlife outside, ice cream shops, an outdoor kids pool and water fountains. love...  more »
  • Enjoyed an early morning walk around this frozen wonderland which is beautifully lit up with fairy lights in winter. Recommend taking a stroll around this area with many bridges that cross the Bow riv...  more »
  • It is a nice place to check out and chill out when you have some downtime. Lots of trees and birds arond. Lots of places to sit and check out the scenery. It is located in the heart of downtown Calgar...  more »
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  • Just a great park all around. You can find quiet places to enjoy the scenery or you can find plenty of more lively spaces to people watch. I have come to appreciate this park more with time and its proximity to downtown and inner city neighborhoods makes it a good place to take a break if you are busy downtown or a starting place for adventures along the river.
  • Beautiful place to walk or ride your bike. Busy during lunch hour when office works get out for a noon time stroll. Lots of large trees. Multiple bridges allowing access to the island. The City of Calgary Parks Department puts up beautiful hanging flower baskets throughout the park in the summer and an build an ice rink in the winter on a lagoon in the centre of the park. They also hang multiple strings of Christmas lights in the trees and on the bridges. The iconic Peace Bridge connects this park to Memorial Drive. There are a few food truck vendors in the park during summer months. There is a kids outdoor wading pool open all summer long. You csn take any one of many pathways to stroll along the Bow River. The paths are cleared of snow in the winter which allows you to commute to work on your bike year round to the downtown through Prince's Island Park. Multiple concerts and festivals are also held in the park during summer months. There are multiple bathrooms inside the park. Lots of grass areas to sit and relax and stuffing flower beds to enjoy.
  • Outstanding. Especially when the various music festivals visit the island. I look forward to them every year. I have my Eyes and Ears wide open. Keep up the good work people. ☘😊👍✌🇨🇦
  • Been here in both winter and summer. Absolutely beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. The River Cafe is a "must eat" on your way through this city.
  • Great little park for a stroll. The park has events going at times too, including a medium sized amphitheater. Depending on which end you start, you can end up in Chinatown or Kensignton, both great options for food and drink.
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