Calgary Landmark – Prince’s Island Park
Prince’s Island Park is a beautiful and bustling park located in downtown Calgary. The park boasts many beautiful features, such as flower gardens and water fountains. There is a lot to do, as there is a playground to take the kids, walking paths and hiking trails to explore, and picnic areas to relax in. You can even grab a bite to eat at the River Café. The park is also dog friendly, as long as they are on a leash. In the winter time, you can enjoy cross-country skiing and outdoor skating. Many large events are hosted at the park, including the Canada Day celebration and Calgary Folk Festival. The park is also home to the Chevron Learning Pathway, located at the east end, where you can learn all about wildlife, habitat, and water quality.
The park is named after Peter Anthony Prince, founder of the Eau Claire Lumber Mill in 1886. The island was formed after the Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company dug a channel to get logs closer to the Calgary Sawmill from Kananaskis. In 1947 The City of Calgary purchased the land from the Prince family and developed it into the beautiful park we now know today.