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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bow Falls trail was a fairly short, easy hike with a huge reward at the end. There were some steps, but mostly flat walking. View of lake and Fairmont Banff Springs hotel at end.

Thank hartjf
Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend you check our Bow Falls while visiting Banff. There are separate trails for pedestrians & cyclists that meander along the south shore of the Bow River and past roaring rapids. You can climb stairs up above the Bow Falls. The path from Bow...More

2  Thank AlbertaChristiegirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visit by all means, but be aware that you can't move for foreign tourists. It is on the main coach route for tourists.

Thank Jane I
Reviewed 3 days ago

The falls are not spectacular but they are in a pretty area. We were able to walk here from our motel and it was a nice scenic walk.

Thank amarieslosser
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a spectacular place but very pleasant. there is a paved pathway running alongside the falls and river and there are other walks you can go on. it is at the back of the impressive Fairmont hotel and as a golfer I enjoyed seeing parts...More

1  Thank 56RDG
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked the trail from downtown to the falls which is nice walk along the river. Quite a few steps up and down closer to the falls. We visited in the spring when there was a lot of water going over the falls which was...More

1  Thank Cantal
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked from the bridge on Banff Avenue along by the River to these falls. Its a quite up and down walk but very beautiful walking through the trees and by the side of the water. Lots of spots to get good photographs and the...More

1  Thank cossyann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice recreation area, good information boards. Didn't spend much time there as we were with a tour group, but it looked like a very family friendly place. The lake was beautiful and the falls were nice.

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, long waterfall. The paved trail beside was appreciated. Free, family friendly. Street parking is an option but rarely available. Location is right beside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

2  Thank tj2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fun time walking the trail long the falls. It was a beautiful day. We took some great pictures.

1  Thank geejam
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James C
1 June 2015|
Response from MegMarTravel |
The paths are almost all paved and with built in steps so not steep at all but you need to be okay with stairs. About a 3 minute drive to the parking lot from centre of town.