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Address: eastern end of 121 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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Crystal Lake , not as good as it was

Crystal Lake used ti have a lot of different birds, but now the birds are avoiding Crystal Lake. Perhaps due to the very heavy algae bloom in the summer,

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worst time of year for Crystal Lake - the smell is overwhelmingly FOUL. Than starting May the MAY Flies come out in full force. It's more like a Stagnant Slu Stay Away!

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Thank TK4Travel
Mazatlan
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89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Crystal Lake used ti have a lot of different birds, but now the birds are avoiding Crystal Lake. Perhaps due to the very heavy algae bloom in the summer,

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Thank Mazmurray
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was expecting a lake but it is a swamp (and it smells like it too!). You can walk around it without seeing a lot of that swamp. Its a great place to walk the dog or you can go on the observation spot where you will be able to see the swamp very well. but there is really nothing... More 

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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Looking for some peace and quiet? The trails around the lake are great. Some sections of the trails are in a more natural settings, others go through residential areas. It would take about 45 minutes to do an entire loop around the lake. There could birds - geese, swans, ducks and smaller birds - to be seen on the water.

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Thank Valaki_Valahol
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I enjoy walking around the whole lake (approx 1 hours with moderate speed). Bring a friend or walk alone, its up to you. There are benches placed near the path facing the lake to enjoy the view. Its a great path to go walk with your pets or with a stroller. Car access to the park area, with parking available... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

The lane swim is aweful. If your gonna swim, make sure you shower after. Duck lice and scurvy. Make sure your shots are up to date.

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Thank Owen B
Calgary, Canada
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

I had a nice leisurely walk on part of the pathway that goes around the lake. Lots of birds to see and very peaceful away from the city noises. The city streets in this area are in good condition as the area is still new. The streets in the city core and some of the older areas, as well as... More 

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Thank HarveyMarshall
Kamloops, Canada
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267 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Nice area to see the birds. Paths to walk around the whole lake. We got a bit turned around in the housing area but enjoyed exploring on the walk.

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Thank kathykaplar
Grande Prairie, Canada
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Love to walk around Crystal Lake and look over the water at the dock. Where the view of the water fowl is amazing. the park is clean except for the few low lifes who have thrown their garbage into the lake! The paths are nice and well kept. Well mowed grass and doggy bag dispensers full and in areas that... More 

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Thank Karen T
Grande Prairie
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I love the walking path around the lake, and the pier where I can watch thousands of geese and the swans. It is a lovely wild area. I wish young people would not through stuff in the water, but I do love the peacefulness of this park.

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