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Bowness Park

8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
+1 403-268-2300
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Lovely summer day

What a great place, nice pathways and lots of facilities for families to enjoy the river and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GlasgowHolidayer
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Stunning Autumn colours!

This is one of Calgary's oldest parks, and remains one of its most beloved. The main feature is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“paddle boats” (14 reviews)
“bow river” (30 reviews)
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8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place, nice pathways and lots of facilities for families to enjoy the river and the park. Great to see the pool open and being enjoyed by families! Easy to find parking too!

Thank GlasgowHolidayer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Calgary's oldest parks, and remains one of its most beloved. The main feature is the gorgeous lagoon which is open for canoeing etc in the summer (rentals are available), and ice skating in the winter. There's a big structure in the...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location for all ages. The park is great for picnics, walks, family outings, marriages and generally just messing around. You and your family could easily spend a whole day here.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great for dog walking or a Sunday stroll! Take a picnic or a snack or a coffee and go for a stroll along the river!

Thank mpcrozier
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

They renoveted very well They have a New restaurant Good menue,the train/little one/ functioning ágain the canal full with diferent birds Good place for picnik and relax

Thank John R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bowness is my favorite Park in Calgary. Very relaxing atmosphere. My grandkids love the park. Whether take the mini train, walk or go to the water park. There is also restaurant. We keep on coming back to these Park.

Thank CanadaCristy
Reviewed 6 September 2017

After the floods it was nice to see the park bounce back. The new water park is a huge success, way better than Riley Park or Glenmore. Catch the train to the park to avoid walking and then hope back on it to the parking...More

Thank SJCPat
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

For kids there is a train that goes around the park with a little history lesson . Afterward you can take out the paddle boat and share the water with 3-5 types of ducks hanging out . You'll need a drink to soak it all...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This time our trip was all about the wading pool. The new wading pool at Bowness Park is finally open. It was worth the wait. The pool is smaller and shallower than the one at Riley Park. A plus or minus depending on your needs....More

1  Thank JR E
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The park is car-free , so riding is perfect, plus the paths used to be narrow roads so super easy to use. It all connects to other pathways as well.

Thank Paddy E
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Stephanie P
10 July 2015|
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Response from PapaJohn100 | Reviewed this property |
Not only is the boat rental not open yet, but as the beginning got July the Cafe is still closed. It has been rebuilt and according to The City website is expected to be open sometime this summer.
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