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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 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meena452
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fiferose
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sockschaussettes
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pilku_Feee
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jman1465
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michal M
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Gürkan Ü
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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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