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undefined If you are traveling to Calgary, there are a lot of wonderful things that our city has to offer. Whether you are looking for hiking, shopping, new restaurants, or nightlife, Calgary can deliver.

For those who are looking for a peaceful escape from busy downtown, Prince’s Island Park is the perfect option. Prince’s Island Park is a beautiful park in downtown Calgary that holds a variety of large events throughout the year. Two of the biggest festivals are Canada Day celebrations and the Calgary Folk Festival.

An Urban Oasis in Downtown Calgary

Since opening in the 1950’s, Prince’s Island Park has been recognized as an urban oasis. In 1999, the Island was completely renovated, including a wetland construction and native plant restoration. Spread over 20 acres, the Island was named for Peter Anthony Prince, founder of the Eau Clair Lumber Mill.

What to Do at Prince’s Island Park

There is plenty to explore at Prince’s Island Park. Check out our brief list below:

  • Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy under a big tree
  • Canoe in the river
  • Hike, bike, walk, roller blade along the paths
  • Enjoy the beautiful foundations and flower gardens
  • Shop at Eau Claire Market
  • Learn about different wildlife, habitats, and wetlands
  • Watch the Canadian Geese and mallard ducks
  • View the beautiful Autumn foliage
  • Skate on the Lagoon during the winter
  • Enjoy Food and Wine at the River Café

No matter what your age is, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the urban oasis in downtown Calgary. Visit Prince’s Island Park today!

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