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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

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Vistas. fresh air, not far from Calgary. Amount of paved pathways can be hard on old bones.

Wear supportive footwear. To make the most of your visit pack a lunch and enjoy it in the fresh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
Hidden gem

This park near Cochrane in Alberta is a hidden gem. Hidden because it's a bit off the beaten track... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
London, Canada
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“provincial park”(19 reviews)
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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park protects spectacular natural landscapes and historical resources along the Bow River, between Calgary and Cochrane. To ensure Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park's sensitive and significant natural and historical features are...more
Glenbow Road, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear supportive footwear. To make the most of your visit pack a lunch and enjoy it in the fresh outdoors.

Thank BonnieSchwab
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This park near Cochrane in Alberta is a hidden gem. Hidden because it's a bit off the beaten track but a gem well worth finding and exploring. It has lots of different trails ranging from short to quite long, each of which offers great views...More

Thank Tony154995
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park, lots of trails you can walk or bike for miles. Wide open space. You can watch the train go by. A few picnic tables, pack a lunch.

Thank A C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I love going here. The trails are well kept. Great to walk/bike, or take your dog. It's easy to find and has maps to help you find your way

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Spectacular views, very interseting history of ranching in the area. The trails are really well mantained. some thing for everyone. beautiful flowers and birds!

Thank ccmr4
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This park is excellent for hikers and cyclists. I have been here several times for a bike ride but first time I was able to follow the path to its current endpoint towards Calgary. Spotted several deer along the way, path goes through woods and...More

1  Thank CalgaryBuffalo
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Good parking, good information and a good walk. Not too steep but a little tricky with roots on the ground. My fifty plus legs did ok, but I took it slow. The dog started off with great gusto, and at the end of the walk...More

Thank Wshiresd
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

If you like to hike or bike you definitely come here. Miles of trails. Small visitor center. Call ahead...perhaps you can arrange for a golf cart tour. $20per person...but wow...you cover alot of this gorgeous park.

Thank Shermanmom1
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I took my bike down to the ranch and rode from end to end, there are great paved trils and gravel trails for bikes and walking. The parking lot is small and at the top of the hill. If you are tired from biking all...More

Thank ShaunM2213
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 of the higher elevations there are great views...More

2  Thank es355lucille
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21 July 2016|
Response from Sandy J | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's $25. But google the parks website for all the details!!
30 April 2016|
Response from FootlooseWithKids | Reviewed this property |
Not yet. My understanding is it will be complete sometime in 2017. I rode my bike down it a ways last year and it ended in a wash out. It'll be great when it's complete!