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Rocky View Weekly: GRPF celebrates busy summer at the park

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park enjoyed a busy, highlight-filled summer, according to Executive Director of the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) Sarah Parker.

“It was certainly busy at the park, and word of mouth from regulars was…the parking lot was packed much earlier,” she said.

This summer, Parker said, Glenbow Ranch took full advantage of its recently-opened visitor centre, which was under construction last season. According to Parker, volunteers tracked more than 200 visitors per weekend at the new facility, which she said doesn’t account for visitors that might have bypassed the centre during their stay.

She estimated attendance at the park throughout the summer months surpassed last year’s, and added she was surprised at the number of international guests who visited Glenbow Ranch – including travelers from Scotland, Thailand, New Zealand and Mallorca.

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is where it all comes together – the past, the present, and the future. Come for an hour, a morning or a day… there’s always something to see at the Park. Within minutes of Calgary and Cochrane, but remote enough to allow for you to recreate, relax and reflect in rural surroundings. This is your Park!

Blast from the Past

Glenbow Store doorway 1983 Theo Mitchell
Glenbow Store doorway 1983, Theo Mitchell
Glenbow Ranch 1986 Theo Mitchell
Glenbow Ranch 1986, Theo Mitchell
Near 'the island' 1983 Theo Mitchell 2
Near 'the island' 1983, Theo Mitchell 2
Near Glenbow Quarry 1983 Theo Mitchell 2
Near Glenbow Quarry 1983, Theo Mitchell
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Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7
Phone: 403-851-9053
Email: experienceglenbow@grpf.ca

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The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre
Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability.

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