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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 11 June 2018

We saw the river on a number of occasions throughout out trip. Always rushing by and looking cold. It pops up along the roads. We were that it is the longest river in Canada but changes it's name as it travels across the country.

2  Thank Mr&MrsAdventure
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

A restful walk by the river. Something you can do in spring to share a little of spare time with locals

1  Thank roxanas117
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

There was still some snow on the ground and we enjoyed our walk along the river although the trees were still bare.

1  Thank sujatojo
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Gorgeous views of the river and the surrounding mountains from the Bow Valley Parkway...and you may even catch some wildlife!

1  Thank Mississauga-Chick
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Biked along the river on both sides past downtown and about half hour West. The river is beautiful. Plenty of other people biking and walking along the river. Felt good to be active along with so many other people along a beautiful paved trail.

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A great walk in the centre of the city. On a warm day, busy. There are great stops along the way, restaurants, cafe's and ice cream. There are additional improvements being made.

1  Thank Perseverance
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Bow River Pathway or Riverwalk extends for miles along both banks of the Bow River. It is easily accessible from many points downtown, and offers numerous ways across by dedicated pedestrian bridges or walkways on street bridges. The paths are smooth and wide, with...More

2  Thank michaelrM5717MD
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Have spent numerous days walking the pathways near the bow, Bowness and Sandy beach areas are my favorite.

1  Thank Sh_K_B276
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Beautiful clear water, flows from the nearby (100km) mountains and winds its way through Calgary. Many scenic sights. Wonderful for summer floats down the river.

Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were in Calgary in winter, and the family still curses me for taking them on a walk along the Bow River in -28C weather. But it was worth it. Stunningly beautiful parklands and the semi-frozen river. Look out for black squirrels and Canada Geese....More

1  Thank Erkimi
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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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