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Prince's Island Park, Calgary

4.7
#3 of 36 in Parks 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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Calgary holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Prince's Island Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This is very close to downtown and a very pleasant place to go for a walk. There's lot's of duck poop on the footpaths so I personally wouldn't sit/lay on the grass. The island has a restaurant and th...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The park is awsome, there are lots of different play grounds for all ages. There are large and beautifull trees and flowers. Its worth spending the afternoon.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Pretty park surrounded by the Bow River. Flowers, ducks, and entertainment at certain times. Right in downtown Calgary.  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    This is a nice city park. - It has several interesting bridges giving access to the park. Peace Bridge is also nearby to the west. - An art sculpture area - A playground - A sort-of pond with geese/ducks. - Coffee shop with washrooms. - Nice views of the Bow river throughout. - Flower gardens - Area for performances - jogging/hiking trails - I would assume biking too - several picnic tables. Being downtown, it is close to several of the area amenities, notably Eau Claire market. We went on a Sunday so free downtown street parking. Might be a problem other days though since parking is really expensive. Visited May 2016
  • June 6, 2017
    Beautiful green space in the center of the city. Lots of people around at lunch but it's definitely less busy on weeknights if there are no events on. Great spot for a picnic if you don't mind sharing your space.
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful piece of park just outside of the city. Scenic and peaceful. A great place to get away from the noise of downtown life.
  • June 22, 2017
    Lovely city park that makes the most out of the landscape. Come here for a picnic, to read a book, to play a ball or frisbee game, to do some people watching, or marvel at the strange colours of the river. Public toilets are located under the River Cafe.
  • July 1, 2017
    Gorgeous family friendly park. There is quite a bit of free street parking as well. Very family friendly and close to Chinatown area!

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