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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

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Address: 800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are...

This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.

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"We have a beautiful view" - M. (Age 4)

What a lovely walk among the cottonwoods! We enjoyed the subtle tree carvings and the "fairy houses". Pity some people have been removing the trinkets there. However, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Bonnie D
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely walk among the cottonwoods! We enjoyed the subtle tree carvings and the "fairy houses". Pity some people have been removing the trinkets there. However, the natural setting was a bit dampened by the off-gases from lumber processing. A great spot for a picnic and a short walk. Accessible for strollers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A most enjoyable walk. Met a few talkative couples along the way. Was informed, after our walk, about the face carvings so, we weren't looking for them. A beautiful walk regardless. Highly recommended.

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Thank Chris M
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went for a stroll with the dogs after visiting the adjacent Railway museum. Located along the banks of the Nechako River where it joins the Fraser it is mostly treed, but it also has some nice green spaces. Great for a picnic. Trails are well maintained and we spotted birds and squirrels. Lots of off-street parking available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Well maintained trail system for biking or walking. Watch for carvings in the trees, as well as fairy neighbourhoods, and beach access to the riverbanks. Perfect place for a picnic or to go bird watching.

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Thank Lisa A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Pity the track indications were vandalized or were not there anyhow. Further a pleasant location. Heard quite some birds an saw a squirrel.

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Thank Gerard V
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This park has groomed trails that are easy to walk. They bring you right over to the river, so you can enjoy a view of that as well. The old-growth cottonwood trees are magnificent to behold! If you slow down & take a lil time---you will see little faces carved into certain cottonwoods by a local artist. Beautifully, but unobtrusively... More 

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Thank Kim E
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Great place to stretch your legs. One of the more scenic spots in PG. Easy walking, peaceful and quite.

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Thank Miles C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This park is easy accessable for everyone. Its a beautiful walk for not only us but a great place to bring the dog as many trails take you right down to the river. there are times you will catch sightings of a variety of different types of wildlife. This is a great place to take photos on the wodden bridge.... More 

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Thank Tammy G
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Get outside and go to Cottonwood. You can easily make your trail long or short, depending on what you're feeling. Listen to the birds and just enjoy the time outside in the trees and along the river.

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Thank Kristin D
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

As you walk along the trails sometimes you can see the Bald Eagles that chill out at the top of the trees. Also there are six face carvings carved into trees along the trails. It is a great place to walk or run along the river trails.There is a new bridge there that lots of people take pictures on.

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