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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fly fishing” (17 reviews)
“float trip” (5 reviews)
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Seems like everywhere you go in Alberta, you see the Bow River. Because of the winter melt, it was flowing quite rapidly, and in some areas it was out of the banks. There is plenty to do along the Bow. A lot of green space,...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this river and the great falls roaring along. Lovely pics and great visit ! Well worth it for the views all along the river and go to the high point for pics. Catch a rainbow in your pics of the water spray.

Thank DavidNormanS
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bow is a gem that runs through the city of Calgary. Outside the rainy season the water is a beautiful blue/green colour and it runs slow enough for families, friends and just about anyone to float down on rafts. The water is pretty cold...More

1  Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pathways , green space , bike paths , sitting in the east village. Do not FEED THE GEESE , you will indirectly ruin the Bow river habitat . enjoy them their little babies by feeding fruits / veggies but NO BREAD !! It is...More

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see the Bow Rive in its spendor, take the Bow Valley Parkway. The Bow Valley Parkway is worth the drive for the splendid scenery. I understand there is wildlife abundant in the area, but we only encountered a couple of elk...which were beautiful. The...More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bow River runs through the city and is accessible from many sites. It is very scenic and a pleasure to stroll, bike, run, or just visit by it.

Thank sharonlz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in downtown Calgary, the best place to experience and enjoy the Bow River is from Prince's Island Park. Easily accessed from the foot of Barclay Parade SW, a footbridge takes you over one channel of the Bow to the island. Here you can walk...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular place to fish, have options to hire a boat or fish from the bank etc. Will defo return.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Bow is definitely a gem in Calgary. So many places to walk, hike, bike, or even float down the river. Fresh air, so pretty, lots of wildlife along the path

Thank Squiggett007
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Such a nice place in the summer to walk and just breath in the air. Just enjoy the beauty Mother Nature and Mother Earth have to offer. Recharge your batteries.

Thank Luke L
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Wendi B
How far is the Bow River from downtown Calgary? And is there public transportation available? Thank you.
14 May 2015|
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Response from Paulyo83 | Reviewed this property |
The Bow River starts in the Rockies and goes through the north part of downtown Calgary. In the summer, you'll see many people in the city floating down the river in inner tubes and little rafts.
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