Prince's Island Park

#3 in Best Things To Do in Calgary
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Price & Hours

Free

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Parks and Gardens, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Prince's Island Park spans nearly 50 acres and is a hit with visitors in need of beautiful walk. Trails lined with cottonwood trees appeal to walkers and bikers alike, while regular festivals and an outdoor theater beckon to culture hounds. For food, just follow the footbridge across the Bow River to the stalls of Eau Claire Market. Looking for more refined dining? Then check out the River Café.

Visitors and locals both love the park in every season, praising its peace and quiet, as well as its beauty.

Situated northwest of downtown, the park is accessible off of the Sunnyside CTrain stop. The park is open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., and you don't have to pay to enter. For more information, visit the City of Calgary website.

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#1 Glenbow Museum

Heralded as one of Canada's finest, the Glenbow Museum caters to history buffs and art lovers alike. Exhibits here focus mainly on the culture of Western Canada, featuring everything from interactive displays on the First Nations tribes to an extensive collection of military memorabilia. However, there are also displays of European Art, Asian sculpture and even West African artifacts, plus plenty of hands-on activities to keep children entertained.

Recent visitors praised the museum's fascinating exhibits, treatment of history and its interactive arts and crafts opportunities.

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