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Address: 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2B2, Canada
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+1 403-268-2300

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Lovely Skating Setting

Loved skating at Bowness Park. It was amazing scenery. Loved the fires to keep warm. Made for an excellent afternoon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rita P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved skating at Bowness Park. It was amazing scenery. Loved the fires to keep warm. Made for an excellent afternoon.

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Thank Rita P
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bowness Park has been renovated following the flood of 2013. Now offers an excellent family destination for outdoor activities, particularly winter skating. Benches, fire pits and a great skating ambiance. Large ice surface including canals for variety. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiter was rude. The soup was so salty had to send it back. The menu was overpriced for what we got. The friend I went with sent her soup back also and got a little plate of beet salad $10.50 and not great. The dessert menu given to us was filthy with old food I did not touch it... More 

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Thank Nina S
calgary, alberta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from bowness... the lagoon and skating set up is gorgeous. I am only writing the review about the cafe. I was in there waiting for the 6 drinks we just ordered for our family of 6. I had my boots off away from everyone for a minute as my toes were frozen. It appeared to be the manager... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We come here often too in the summer. Lovely park, simple and peaceful even though it can get real busy real fast. In the summer season, come early in the morning to guaranty a good picnic spot and parking. We had to park on the street out of the park once as it was so busy. The park is fairly... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After the flood, Bowness Park was completely transformed into a family friendly and beautiful destination. You can enjoy canoeing or paddle boarding on the lake and waterway. Or just feed the geese as you enjoy sitting by the lake. My favorite is to walk the perimeter of the park in a loop along the Bow River and water way.

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Thank Pat S
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Bowness park is a place where you can take a walk or play games. They have a small train that you can ride around the park on. In the summer you can rent peddle boats or canoes and even use there fire pit for a BBQ. During winter you can skate on the lagoon and sit by the fire. they... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Review of Seasons Restaurant In Bowness Park: Chicken skewers appetizer to share was $12 for miniature pieces of tough and over done to outright burned.The 3 were each the size of one's small finger but shrunken. Black grains of wild rice were scattered over the dish and were pebble hard and about 8 in number. Others tried the corn fritters... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Bowness Park... on the banks of Bow River.. is in the northwest part of Calgary access is across a bridge... extends to 74 acres, quite a distance east and west of the river...it's great for boating, walks, picnic in summer.. and skating on the ice rink and walks in a spectacular setting beside the river in winter... was majorly effected... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sunday Brunch, went in after a walk in the park. Rather rudely greeted by the Manager/Supervisor who handed us off to a hostess who seated us on the patio. She left us menus, came straight back with cutlery and glasses and that was the last we saw of anyone. We waited for 15 minutes for someone to come to the... More 

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