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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)
LOCATION
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 1 week ago

Silver Sage area has streams, views of the bow greenery ,all in the city! Watched the boats floating down the river, mountains in the background, allows Calgarians some peace and quiet in a busy environment... lucky people if they take advantage of it!

Thank William H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend time with the family and also see residents and visitors riding their bikes or fishing.

Thank AndrewAONG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What else needs to be said? It’s a river fed by mountain run off. It’s on the cold side, full of trout and adds beauty to every inch of Calgary.

Thank wick1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great path to bike ride or walk. Very relaxing and beautiful. Nice to have this right in the City. Benches along the way

Thank Kerryloves2travel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fed by the Bow Glacier in the Wapta Ice Fields, the Bow is a emerald pipeline of living water running downstream through Calgary Alberta until it connects to Oldman River and then forming the South Saskatchewan River. Some of Canada's best trout fishing can be...More

Thank WalleyGog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking or biking along the river is one of the best parts of Calgary. Postcard quality views, wildlife right in the city!!

Thank Derrick71
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of locations to get riverside to view, Bow Falls bwing most notable. Raft trips in Banff and Canmore, and for the more adventurous, the canoe...

1  Thank larson50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Postcard stuff. Beautiful, photos don't do justice to much of Canada's scenery! Well worth a visit if in the area.

1  Thank Maree H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy this river while driving east. The colour is so beautiful. Once in Calgary, it is the heart of the city and you can raft on it, or walk along it. It is a necessary part of your visit.

1  Thank calgaryguy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following the Bow River takes you to some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Especially interesting is Crow Foot Glacier and Num ti Jah lodge.

1  Thank Magnolia13
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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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