Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, Cochrane

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is a provincial park in the Calgary Region of Alberta, Canada. The majority of the park is located on the north bank of the Bow River within Rocky View County. Portions of the eastern and western extremeties of the park are located within the City of Calgary and the Town of Cochrane respectively.HistoryPlans to establish Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park began in 2006 when the children of Alberta rancher Neil Harvie sold 3246acre of land to the Government of Alberta for less than market value to conserve the land and protect it from development. Appraised at $67 million in 2005 and with an estimated value of $80 million in 2006, the land was sold to the province for $40 million and a $27 million charitable tax receipt. Under the deal, the Harvie family also established a $6 million foundation to promote and develop the park and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park near Edmonton.Glenbow Ranch was officially designated as a provincial park by an order in council on April 17, 2008. The designation involved an additional 51acre of land for a total of 3297acre. The park officially opened to visitors on August 9, 2011.
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  • The Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is a great place to walk, hike and enjoy nature. The trail leads to the Glen Eagles area in Cochrane. Lots of long and shorter trails for everyone to enjoy. In some o...  more »
  • Such a great spot, whether for a cycle or a run, a walk with family or friends. The views are great, the pathways are well maintained and it's not far from the city!  more »
  • Really enjoyed an outing with family walking the trails. We stoped and read all the interesting history of the area. The trails are well kept and the views are spectacular.  more »
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  • Beautiful park for hiking and biking. Beware of your path, some may have big hills to climb. It's beautiful and peaceful. No matter the season it's a great way to get away from the city without having to go too far.
  • Really nice place to go for a walk. Nice paved walkways that are well maintained. Washrooms on site. Saw a few mule deer🦌. You can bring your bikes along the path as well.
  • Beautiful paved and gravelled pathways. Covering many kilometers of Bow Valley lowlands and hillsides. Well maintained and has a Visitors Centre on site with a lot of background History.
  • Wide open grassy Hills and Riverside fields with a few three ravines, have great views of the mountains and Prairie. Lots of paved trails and some gravel Trails as well. Wheelchair accessible, but some of the hills are fairly steep.
  • Beautiful views, good hills to walk up and down so you had a great workout.
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