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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 19 August 2018

We drove this road several times in a week and it was always breath taking. The views and the colour of the water was spectacular.

Thank Corrina T
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We put in at Bowness park and popped out at the zoo area. Lovely floating day. Need life jackets and snacks if you go. We rented the equipment.

Thank ChikafromCanada
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The colour of the water is spectacular and looks great for canoe trips! The river runs from the Canadian Rockies down to Calgary and right through the city.

Thank Spaniard68
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a great time walking along the paths of the Bow. Wonderful scenery and it great to see everyone by the river on a really hot day.

Thank calgaryfootefam
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I ride along the North and South bicycle pathways of the Bow River at least twice a week during the summer. In 2018, the City of Calgary completed some improvements to the Bow River access areas near the Peace Bridge and Prince's Island Park. One...More

Thank NuttyClub
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We rented bikes for a few hours and took the bike path down the river. It is very scenic and user friendly. Good for kids too. There is a set speed limit for cyclists so it keeps it easy going.

Thank reed622
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Breath taking views, clear water! Lots of places along the shore that you can visit. One day we will float down the river!

Thank EmilyO1232
Reviewed 10 August 2018

There are beautiful views, excellent walking/running/biking trails, and clear, cold water. Trails on both sides of the river give a different experience each time.

Thank gordonkrahn
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The walk on the path along the Bow River is a lovely experience. The falls along the river are well worth the walk!

Thank oucabinmom
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My husband And I rented bikes and rode all around Calgary and had a really great time. We rode down the river and crossed tons of different bridges, saw prince park and all the different neighborhoods Kensington , Inglewood, and downtown. Saw all the neat...More

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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
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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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