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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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We live nearby and take many walks along the Bow River. I also enjoy biking on the bike path which runs all along the river to just past the Calgary Zoo where it loops around and becomes Harvey's Trail. It follows into the boardwalk down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicholle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the walk along the river near prince Island park and it was good time. Its recommended for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sim V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer you pass the Bow River and it is a spectacular site, the winding river is very good to follow and some of the mountains around are spectacular. This is a must if you can get to see this river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank douglasrobert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great place to have a stroll and enjoy the fall colours . We love the Bow river , it is different in various seasons . hope u will like it as well. esp the area around the Jai pur bridge is what we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Enjoy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy way to spend a hot summer day - float down the bow river on a tube. Many nice walking paths as well with great photo opportunities due to the Rocky Mountains being in the background.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holidayed near Calgary city so was a regular part of our stay to cross the Bow River & often watcher the boaters travelling down. A lovely blue too [different to our city brown water rivers].

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Fantastic scenery of mountains and the river with small villages on the way. Unforgettable experience of the natural world.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken A
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Some beautiful scenery as you walk along the river, very clean and well looked after pathways offering you many different directions to explore and enjoy any time of day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randy K
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Any one who is close to banff should go have a visit. The city is beautiful and offers a lot of natural beauty like the bow river. If you go there during the summer, kayaking on it is a must.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richcoles2
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Very scenic waterfall near the Banff Springs Fairmont hotel. Photo ops galore with river and mountains. Nice walk from town on local trail system.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davcur12
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Gürkan Ü
18 June 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I've seen people paddle board on it. The Bow River doesn't wind (but it is a meandering river), but there are places where the current does pick up - I'm thinking it might be very difficult to paddle board its entire... More
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Bluessisters
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Response from Riz Van H | Reviewed this property |
There are Rocky Mountain centres in many main attraction sites of Alberta for your guidance, Then there are Travel Alberta centres and websites that can help you plan your trip [mimicking if their plan doesn't suite your... More
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Wendi B
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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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