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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

There are new playgrounds and trails since the flooding. Lots of places to explore if you have an hour or two. Near transit and pay parking. Some free parking available if you look for it. The new playgrounds are nice just outside the west entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John1138
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This little island-park is sandwiched between downtown Calgary and the Zoo which is on St. George's Island. Recently, I was downtown and needed some tranquility, so I went here. The giant trees block a bit of the noise from Memorial Drive, and the Bow River...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went here on a Saturday night and just walked around and people watched. They had all kinds of food buses out and the area was very clean, and welcoming. A lot of construction in the area but that does not take away from having...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 836eldent
Reviewed 3 July 2018

It's an ISLAND, so there's the setting right in the Bow river. Accessible by footbridges, as traffic is not allowed. Pedestrian heaven, with lots and lots of paved paths ideal for strollers or less-abled folk to use walkers. Stroll a little; stroll a lot: your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Rick G
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I was on a cycle tour through downtown and stopped at St. Patrick's Island to take a break. One thing I learned is that the washrooms here (open year-round and are proper flush ones) are big enough for a person plus their bike - that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 10 February 2018

St Pat's is a great summer place with lots to do and many times there are all kinds venues set up for special occasions. Family and friends can stay the whole day and never be bored. Note try to visit when the special events are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Joe C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

As part of the Zoo and St Patrick's Island 2013 flood rehab, they have upgraded the parking for this park on the east end. It is pay parking, but Zoo members can park for free somehow. Otherwise to access this little gem, you'd have to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Calgary has so many great outdoor areas and this is one of my favorites. I have not been when there has been snow on the ground but can tell you that it's a great place for a hike, to admire beautifully designed park areas and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It's great to visit St. Patrick's Island any time of the day. The park has been renovated. Make sure to cross the bridge and stroll in the other side to discover the playground, picnic ground, and a man-made hill to get a higher perspective of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PwedePadala
Reviewed 8 September 2017

went with my wife for a picnic on a recommendation of a coworker. glad that I did. nice little meandering paths, excellent brick work on the ground, toboggan area nicely appointed and lots of overlooks for the river. benches, BBQs, shelters, and bathrooms all included.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dariusjensen
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