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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views and so serene. A must visit if you are in the area it was a clear day which made the views more breathtaking

Thank meena452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely scenic walk to the bow river falls.We ended up,at the Fairmont hotel and walked back to town. There are lots of other walks but this one is very popular.

Thank fiferose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the great features of Calgary is the Bow river. The citizens of the city made sure they could enjoy this beautiful feature. Accessible from many points in the city there are paths along the river, where people, stroll, jog and bicycle. Some areas...More

Thank Sockschaussettes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must in Banff. The color is incredible. There are a lot of spots when you can stop but I would recommand to go to Num-Ti-Jah Lodge to take better photos.

Thank Pilku_Feee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

small river, in the summer good for fishing and tubing. you can't go past the correction area but its nice.

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We saw the Bow Glacier, the river and the falls. They were all amazing. I highly recommend visiting all of them

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We are sooooooo lucky to have the pathways that allow us to walk along the beautiful Bow River. Have been waking these paths for close to forty years. We never tire of them. In winter, many paths are kept well cleared. With the bright blue...More

Thank CalgaryLass
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I have always been reticent to tube the Bow as couldn't really find any info on where to put in and out and what you needed etc so hopefully this will be Googleable..... You need - raft that doesn't leak - lifejackets for each person...More

Thank OmanRob
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Amazing view! Again using TripAdvisor for sightseeing while on the business trip and amazed how its true! Really something magnificent in our country to see!

Thank Niki G
Reviewed 6 September 2018

At the center of Banff. You could walk along the river, and there is a small waterfall in the end of it. Nice place for picni.

Thank Michal M
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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 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
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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