|Getting There |||Behind Eau Claire Market. Nearest LRT Station: 1st St SW|
|Cross Street |||4th Street and 1st Avenue SW|
Profile Last Updated: May 08, 2009
Summer days are not just for catching some Vitamin D, they’re also for people watching. What better venue than Calgary’s 20 hectare Prince’s Island Park. Located just behind Eau Clair Market, this park is a hub of activity year round. In the winter, strap on the cross-country skis, and in the summer, fasten those roller blades and hit the pathways. After your workout or for a bit of romance, try the River Café for a bite to eat.
There’s a lagoon, a wetland to watch geese and pathways to bike on. Catch a Shakespeare act or two, or picnic by the trees. There are flower gardens and seasonal water fountains that brighten things up throughout the summer. Or, paddle down the river. Prince’s Island Park also hosts several summer events and festivals. Stroll along the environmental learning pathway that teaches observers about how the constructed wetland is important to the wildlife, habitat and water quality in the area.
Serenity in the park
Other than open green spaces, Prince’s Island Park holds a charm Calgarians can’t resist. If certain serenity is what you are looking for, come by and take a moment’s rest in the park. It is a great place to read a book or listen to tunes on the iPod while soaking up the sun. Take the whole family and discover Calgary’s extensive bike paths. Summer is short so enjoy the sun while you can.
Mailing Address: PO Box 2100 Stn Main, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5