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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 yesterday

We took the opportunity to walk this pathway as soon as we arrived in Banff on a wonderfully sunny day. It was so beautiful with the sound of the rushing waters and very well maintained. There are warning signs regarding bears and cougars and you...More

Thank cocostravelsdotcom
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful falls and river right next to the wonderful Fairmont Hotel. I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to visit the Fairmont and maybe have a glass of wine in the historic hotel.

Thank annonline
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So there is so many wonderful and beautiful things to say about Bow Falls. There is more than one place to view them from and both are just breath taking. On the side with the Banff Springs Hotel they have some stairs up so you...More

Thank Jeri G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always amazed at the beauty of Bow Falls almost in the heart of Banff - when we were there no crowds and very serene with the falling water.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our bikes through the town of Banff thru to Bow Falls. The Falls are very pretty to see in the bright sun with the rainbow effects it casts. The water is very cold even though the air temp in July/August can reach 30C....More

Thank StaceeJean
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of Bow Falls and the sound of the waterfalls mesmerized us all. The scenery was spectacular and the surrounding area with the changing colors of the Aspen and Larch trees make it a photographers dream.

Thank MalyndaMize
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day for a drive stopped here Lots of tourists but a pleasant stop. Great view of the falls and up the valley. People were kyaking and rafting. A nice experience

Thank Iain H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bow Falls on the Bow River is a very short walk from Banff town. We saw men fly fishing just a little way from the Falls in the Bow River. It is a very picturesque area. Bring your camera! There is easy access for...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent natural tourist attraction but rather crowded. Not a long walk from the car park but wear comfortable shoes

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked to the falls from downtown Banff during the first snowfalls of the season. It was freezing cold and overcast. Normally the falls are a beautiful greenly blue colour when the sun shines. They are not as spectacular when it is overcast. Still worth a...More

Thank simonbill1
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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.