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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fly fishing” (21 reviews)
“trout fishing” (9 reviews)
“float trip” (7 reviews)
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-268-2489
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"fly fishing"
in 21 reviews
"trout fishing"
in 9 reviews
"float trip"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 15 reviews
"walking trails"
in 5 reviews
"life jackets"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 5 reviews
"fort calgary"
in 5 reviews
"eau claire"
in 5 reviews
"prince's island park"
in 10 reviews
"bike ride"
in 7 reviews
"peace bridge"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"world class"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The bow is a great raft with friends and family. If you start by the glen more bridge you can usually even see a flock of Pelicans hanging around. But whether you do the lower half or the upper part and end in the city,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopping to view the Bow River was part of a tour to the region. Beautiful nature at her best. color the flow the green around the banks... like a picture card.

Thank czmkathy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took several photos of the Bow, and it is a beautiful place to visit. The view from the Banff Springs Hotel is spectacular!

Thank Weenig
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A centre piece of Calgary! The river is quite beautiful, and at times appears to be almost a light blue/turquoise colour in the right light. Very picturesque and nice to walk along on hotter days.

Thank shannhugo440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the banks to take a few pictures. Its a gorgeous river that runs through Banff and it was a nice and quick get away from the hustle and bustle of Banff Ave.

Thank mhighman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite sights during our 9-day trip to the Canadian Rockies. We visited in July 2018 and the weather was a bit unpredictable. Pack layers in the event it rains or snows. Also, recommend taking a camera or your iPhone for...More

Thank Marsha H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always so relaxing to be beside the Bow River. There are so many places that you can be beside it and enjoy the fast flowing water. Whether you stroll along the river on the city pathway system, by the zoo, the bird sanctuary...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Canada and just stunned on how breath taking it is. The rivers and lakes are jewels. The color is nothing that I have ever seen. It's all glaicer colored water. Its not clear because of the minerals in the...More

Thank averagetrip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible watershed with unlimited opportunities for exploration, boating, fishing, and a nice hot day float!

Thank Doug W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented bikes at Eau Claire and cycled all day on the smooth paved paths along the Bow River. Lots of interesting sights and stops. Fort Calgary was excellent. Great way to spend a day!

Thank OldSalt99
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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
31 March 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We're just travellers, so for sure we'd suggest searching for tour options on the web. There is no regular train service from Calgary anywhere, and I believe the Rocky Mountaineer does get you out of Calgary, but likely... 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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