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Prince's Island Park, Calgary: 7 reviews and 8 photos

  the park from the River Cafe-www.river-cafe.com
by madamx

Prince's Island was created in 1886 by the Eau Claire Lumber Company. The lumber company was on the banks of the Bow River, and had to carve a channel out to power their sawmill's water wheel. The area was eventually turned into a park, and is named after Peter Prince, who managed the Eau Claire Lumber Company.

Today, the area has become a well-used urban park, and has become a hub for shopping, leisure, and recreation. Many of the city's festivals are held in the park, and people come here as well to relax and stroll along the river by the trees, play a game of frisbee or volleyball, or catch a performance of Shakespeare in the Park. You can also enjoy an upscale dinner at The River Cafe in a beautiful lagoon setting. The River Cafe specializes in regional Canadian cuisine.

Eau Claire Market Eau Claire Market was built in 1993 and houses many specialty shops and restaurants, plus an IMAX and movie theatres. Check out Land and Sea and Everything Under the Sun, which carries funky home decor items, or Paper Root studios which specializes in stationery (does anyone use snail mail anymore?), cards, and also has whimisical gift items. (200 Barclay Parade SW,phone 264-6450)

Address: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW,
Directions: The most common entrance to Prince's Island is on 10th St. and Memorial Drive NW, just off the vibrant Kensington area.
Phone: (403) 268-2489
Website: http://www.eauclairemarket.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2004
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