Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

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Explore Calgary: Prince’s Island Park

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Situated in the center of downtown Calgary, Prince's Island Park, in the center of the scenic Bow River, is a peaceful place for visitors and residents to relax, unwind and enjoy a bit of serenity in the center of the bustling city. 

About Prince's Island Park

Named in honor of Eau Claire Lumber Mill founder, Peter Anthony Prince, Prince’s Island Park was built in 1947. The park’s land was donated by the Prince family and features both landscaped and natural environments, including a wetland area, a lagoon, open green spaces, manicured gardens and mature trees.

Things To Do at Prince’s Island Park

From walking trails and bike paths to picnic areas and playgrounds, Prince’s Island Park offers plenty to see and do for a full day’s worth of fun. Enjoy a walk or ride down the scenic pathways, get some culture by discovering the park’s many sculptures, enjoy a picnic by the river, watch the ducks and geese, tarry in the flower gardens, or grab a cup of coffee at the café.

Prince's Island Park Festivals & Events

Prince’s Island Park plays host to a range of holiday celebrations, festivals and events throughout the year. From thrilling Canada Day celebrations to cultural events and food festivals, visitors and locals will find plenty of opportunity to celebrate at Prince’s Island Park.

Prince's Island Park - Calgary Folk Fest

Calgary Folk Music Festival - Step off the edge of Calgary's concrete jungle, slow down and feel the grass beneath your toes. Hang with your friends and neighbors and enjoy live folk music performed by some of Canada's best folk musicians.

When: July

Prince's Island Park - Calgary Hispanic Festival

Calgary Hispanic Festival - Immerse yourself in Calgary's Hispanic arts community with Calgary's Hispanic Festival. This festival promotes cultural exchanges among different artists who perform Hispanic music and dance.

When: August

Prince's Island Park - Afrikadey

Afrikadey Festival - A week-long celebration of African music, food, dance, theatre, film, literature and visual arts. 

When: August

Prince's Island Park - William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park Festival - "To be or not to be, that is the question". Shakespeare in the Park is slated to return to Calgary for its 25th season in the summer of 2012. Experience Shakespeare at its best.

When: Summer

Prince's Island Park - BBQontheBow

BBQ on The Bow - If you are a fan of slow cooking ribs over a wood fire then you do not want to miss this Labor Day event. The 19th Annual BBQ on The Bow Festival is a free, fun, family event held on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

When: September