Brown-Lowery Provincial Park, Priddis

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Brown-Lowery is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada. Its location is 27 kilometres (17 mi) northwest of Turner Valley and 49 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of Calgary. It is situated east from Alberta's Rocky Mountains.

This provincial park has a surface of 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) and is situated at an elevation of 1,370 m (4,490 ft). Its establishment occurred on October 29, 1992 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

According to the plaque located at the park entrance: "This natural landscape was donated to the people of Alberta in 1969, by Home Oil Company Limited in memory of its founders Robert Brown Sr. and Major James Robert Lowery. Both men were pioneers of Alberta's oil industry and took part in the early development of the Turner Valley oil field.

Robert Brown Sr., who has been called the father of the Alberta oil industry, had numerous successes in the Turner Valley Field dating back to 1914. He amalgamated his many interests into Federated Petroleum in 1940. Major Lowery founded Home Oil on July 10, 192? and completed his first successful well, Home Oil No. 1, in 1928. The two companies were merged in 1951 to form Home Oil Company Limited, which to this day continues to be actively involved in the Turner Valley area."
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  • This is one of many smaller provincial parks that offer just a few things of interest, but are still wonderful visits. This one has a great viewpoint that is the most popular attraction. The trails...  more »
  • We visited this excellent little park recently. There were lots of interesting wildflowers, birds and mushrooms around. The west-looking Eagleview Lookout is not to be missed! But we also like to...  more »
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  • Great place to take an easy, long walk in the forest - the view from the viewpoint is amazing, also you can see Calgary downtown in the distance from the top of the ridge. Spent a few fun hours there with the family. The pathways are easy to navigate with well marked maps at the junctions.
  • It was a lovely park for its size. Beautiful forested walks with that kind of quiet you only get in a forest. The dogs had a good time, even being leashed. I'll definitely go back and check the other trails.
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