Visit the second-largest urban park in Canada, Nose Hill Park, where the natural environment serves as a retreat from the city. The attraction has long been a favorite spot for viewing nature and wildlife, including bison that fill the grassy slopes each winter. Keep your eyes peeled for native plants in this 11 km (4 mi) park, like sage and parry oatgrass, or watch for animals, which span 198 species. Numerous hiking paths wind through the park (you may experience mild difficulty on the slopes). You can take your four-legged friends on the designated off-leash areas. See Nose Hill Park and all Calgary has to offer by arranging your trip with our Calgary sightseeing planning website.
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Nose Hill Park reviews
Ran 6 km here the other day and absolutely loved it. Moderately challenging as the terrain changes and elevation changes around the entire park. Being from Manitoba I can say I’ve never had a run...
Ran 6 km here the other day and absolutely loved it. Moderately challenging as the terrain changes and elevation changes around the entire park. Being from Manitoba I can say I’ve never had a run... more »
A great area, many trails and views. Unfortunately the parking lots, esp. John Laurie Blvd, are frequented by smash and grab thieves.
A great area, many trails and views. Unfortunately the parking lots, esp. John Laurie Blvd, are frequented by smash and grab thieves. more »
Fantastic place to wander with incredible views of the city and mountains beyond. Make sure you have access to Google Maps - lots of trails!
Fantastic place to wander with incredible views of the city and mountains beyond. Make sure you have access to Google Maps - lots of trails! more »
Nose Hill is vast and open. It has few trees compared to most parks in Calgary, but it is INCREDIBLE. I went in the middle of summer and there were numerous Saskatoon bushes with ripe Saskatoon berries (which are native to the area). And the views are stunning. This is the park you go to if you want the ultimate vantage point to view this fantastic city. Binoculars and camera recommended!
Absolutely beautiful! The pathways run in all directions, making it a "new" experience everytime! You can either stick to the pathways (great for biking), or walk the "beaten path". Most of the park is off-leash, which is great for the fur-baby to run around and burn off lots of energy. Great place for fabulous photos with all the beautiful wildflowers and natural scenery...worth getting a plant identifier app just to check out what you're seeing.
An okay park in Calgary. The path isn’t terribly interesting for the most part, save for some decent views of downtown at some points. The rest of the way the path is plain and a little boring, though I can see this being a nice place to do a short walk especially with your dog. The trail can get cold as there isn’t any shelter from the wind, but also hot as you’re in direct sunlight the whole way through. Overall, just an average hike. Parking is great and plentiful.
I love this park, and I haven’t even had the opportunity (nor do I think I ever will fully) to explore the entire park! I typically start out at the Shaganappi Trail NW entrance. My pup is able to be off leash as soon as we get to the entrance from the parking lot. I love how much off-leash space there is for the pups. And it’s a great walk and view! I can’t wait to experience it in the summer.
We love coming to the large off leash area in Nosehill. It is such a good place to push a stroller while letting my fur baby have some freedom. There are so many paths and options that we can come here multiple times in a week and do different circuits. Disclaimer *** We have run into multiple coyotes here so if your dog doesn't have good recall keep it on leash***
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