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Prince's Island Park, Calgary

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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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  • 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.
  • My fiance and I enjoy walking in this park quite often. It is peaceful and large enough to take a nice leisurely stroll. Plenty of access to the island and plenty of pathways that allow us to observe the native wildlife without disturbing them. My only complaint is that when they have festivals going on, a very large portion of the park is inaccessible to anyone not willing to pay for the festival.
  • Best park downtown Calgary. You have trees large open grass laden Knowles. Lagoon as well as the Bow river. Excellent place to escape the downtown hussel
  • A nice little green space in downtown Calgary. Has skating and beautiful Christmas light display in the winter. In the summer you can find Shakespeare in the bow and lots of different festivals, including folk fest
  • Probably my favorite park in Calgary. The park is beautiful and close to downtown. It's a wonderful place to go for a walk, jog or bike. The river access is great and the views are amazing. Many great events are held here in the summer time.

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