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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Scenic Walk, Neat Carvings in Trees

Nice area to get out and let the kids have a walk/run before continuing on our road trip. Trails... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Lorelei D
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
A great way to reconnect with nature.

Took my dog ūüź∂ on a lovely walk along the winding tree lined trail in Cottonwood Park and recharged... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Prince George, Canada
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This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“railway museum” (13 reviews)
“the river” (28 reviews)
800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Nice area to get out and let the kids have a walk/run before continuing on our road trip. Trails were well maintained and wide enough for both walkers and cyclists alike. We would have stayed longer but the mosquitoes were INSANE! We ended up jogging...More

Thank Lorelei D
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Took my dog ūüź∂ on a lovely walk along the winding tree lined trail in Cottonwood Park and recharged my soul. The trail starts near the Railway Museum and can go on for miles as it is part of the Heritage Trail system. The gravel...More

Thank CappuccinoLady
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A good walking place, with or without a dog. The paths are well maintained and go through woodland and along the river. An artist has carved fascinating faces into a couple of dozen trees. It makes a walk more interesting for children to look for...More

Thank honeybee8280
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great place for a walk on the Nechako river.Very pet friendly,not officialy off leash but most dogs are.Watch for the tree carvings.

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Wonderful experience walking and hiking the trails at Cottonwood Island Nature Park. The views were breath taking, had lots of fun maintaining our balance on portions of the trails that were still snow covered. Lots of laughing and chatter as we all enjoyed watching each...More

Thank Bettyann55
Reviewed 19 April 2017

beautiful little getaway right in town awesome flaura and fauna not to mention the peaceful sounds of flowing water!

1  Thank marilynalec_1819
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Prince George has an amazing natural wonder in the Cottonwood Island park. So cool. Natural beauty, squrells and other animals all over. About 5k of walking trails. Brilliant.

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Travel through all the different trails. A great place to jog with a friend. Boat launch, paddle your kayak or canoe down this historical river. So many things to do here. I love the atmosphere, listening to the birds, having a picnic with a friend....More

Thank Blueeyes I
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a great location to walk your dog as it is an off leash area. It is also a great location to let them swim as there are boat launches as well as low water areas. Has beautiful trail and lots of room for...More

Thank Dennel M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A great natural park. Winding trails through the woods and along the river, bridges and creeks, beavers, and if you look carefully...carvings in some of the trees ("forest faces").

Thank TerriMac13
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