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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

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Address: 800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are...

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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Lovely!

Nice to step away from the city and take a walk in nature. We saw many squirrels and a fox! We also enjoyed the carvings in the trees.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
canadianspierce722
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to step away from the city and take a walk in nature. We saw many squirrels and a fox! We also enjoyed the carvings in the trees.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stumbled upon this park after seeing the Railway Museum. We walked along the paths with a couple of strangers and looked for the carvings in the trees together. Very enjoyable.

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Cardston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Prince George and my sister took me to this beautiful spot. This is a leisurely place to go for a walk. My son enjoyed looking for the faces in the trees. There was some flooding a couple of years ago and not all the trails have been repaired.

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Thank Jay H
Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I go to this park several times each week throughout the year. It is my favorite dog walking place. It is not an off leash park; however, most people do let their dogs walk free and is rarely a problem. There are many bird species in the park and the bird watching varies throughout the year. I have seen deer,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Take a walk through the cottonwoods as you follow the windy paths that pass over bridges, by the river, through a green grass field and over streams. While you are there watch for wild birds, squirrels and such as there always seems to be bird seeds and nuts for these little guys. Another thing to do is look up because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stop at the visitors center and pick up a map for where the carvings in the trees are located and then get your group to stop them. We had great fun!

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Thank Gordon S
Queen Charlotte, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went for a run through this park on our visit to Prince George. It took a bit to get there from our downtown hotel, but once we did, we totally enjoyed running along the river!

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were looking for a nice quiet place toward the dog and maybe give her a swim. This is the place to go. We went 2 days in a row..

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's been a couple years since we have walked this trail and it was wonderful to get out and enjoy this beautiful trail on a nice sunny day love the tree carvings will return again in the fall to see the leaves change

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a lovely stroll through these beautiful trees along the river. The biggest treats were coming up on small decorated areas (gnome city, a Canada tree, and various face carvings in tucked away trunks). A very pleasant, restful walk for us. We really enjoyed having this opportunity while we were traveling.

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