Welcome To Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

Glenbow Ranch Needs Your Help!

The provincial government is considering flooding part of Cochrane — including Bearspaw and Haskayne Legacy Parks, and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park — to build a new reservoir.

This new “Glenbow East” dam would not only catastrophically impact our parks, but negatively affect our recreational opportunities, wildlife, environment, and property values.

We understand the government will not be holding public events. The only survey has now closed, but email submissions are still being accepted here.

Click here to view the official Government of Alberta project page and click here to visit the Save Bow River Parks website for more information.

Our Foundation supports alternative measures, including the expansion of the existing Ghost reservoir, to secure flood and drought security while protecting both Cochrane and our Bow River parks. We are conducting a public meeting to gather feedback from our broader community to inform our official position, engage in open and constructive dialogue, and advocate for solutions that will enhance Alberta’s water security — while protecting and maintaining Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park as it exists today.

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation – Bearspaw Flood Mitigation Forum
Wednesday, May 29 2024
Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre
253220 Bearspaw Road, Calgary

Doors open at 5:45am; program begins at 6pm.

Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

Join us for a week of full day outdoor adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park! Get ready for exciting nature based learning, including habitat and animal discoveries with new friends. Uncover mysteries of the land and stories of the long lost town of Glenbow or grab your bike and explore the Glenbow landscape you won’t reach on your feet. Top it off with games, crafts and character awards for a week to remember. Day camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-4 pm. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Check out our summer camp page for camp descriptions.

Did you know:

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature declared temperate grasslands to be the least protected and most endangered ecosystems on the planet. Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park works hard to protect over 3000 acres of native fescue grasslands. Please consider being apart of the conservation heroes who support, donate and protect these precious grasslands!

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Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation; 10 years of grassland education

Recipients in the Land category of the 30th Annual Emerald Awards, the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation protects 3200 acres of native fescue grasslands and is an active cattle ranch. The Park is home to creatures big and small from moose to bumblebees and spans 10 km of the Bow River.

We preserve and enhance the diverse natural and human history found in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Park Trails

We have 7 trails for you to discover.

Public Programs

Programs include walking tours, bike tours, golf cart tours and even more.

School Programs

We do both at the park and in class programs.


Want to learn more? Check out our resources available.

About Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (GRPP) and other lands that possess important heritage and ecological value. Established in 2007 by the Harvie Family, our Mission is to protect and promote Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park through engagement, education, collaboration and conservation.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of the Stoney Nakoda Nations, the Tsuut’ina, the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani), and the Metis Nation (Region 3) who help us steward these lands, as well as honour and celebrate this place. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognize the continued importance of these lands to all who make their home in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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How You Can Help

There are so many ways that you too can become part of the Glenbow Ranch Legacy! Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is operated and maintained through a unique partnership between the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation and the Alberta Government. Your donation to the Foundation will help protect the Park, provide Visitor Services, offer engaging programs, add new features, and support research.

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Visitor Info

Glenbow Ranch is 3,200 acres of native fescue grassland and an active cattle ranch. Enjoy stunning vistas, rolling hills, and spot the occasional cowboy as you explore nearly 40 kms of paved and shale path – all a stones throw from Calgary and Cochrane.

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