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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)
“float trip” (7 reviews)
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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"fly fishing"
in 21 reviews
"float trip"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 15 reviews
"life jackets"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 5 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 8 reviews
"both sides"
in 6 reviews
"downtown calgary"
in 19 reviews
"east village"
in 5 reviews
"rocky mountains"
in 8 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"bike ride"
in 5 reviews
"peace bridge"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"world class"
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"paths"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We saw the Bow River many different times during our stay and it never disappointed. Some views were nice enough to sit down and stay for a while. Great for canoeing and kayaking.

Thank FlyingDutchman_9
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go with kids and family. Better stay 1 night at Banff and spend more time there and hiking, a lot to see in summer time.

Thank daidaisy
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We rented an inflatable raft and unsure of what to expect, packed a lunch and put on our water shoes and life jackets and headed down to the river. Two vehicles required! We parked one downriver, then drove up to our launching point. The river...More

Thank travellingsooncanada
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Bow River is very clean considering it runs through the city, and has a beautiful walkway running alongside it.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Bow River to visitors can be that trip of a lifetime. To one it can be the world class guided 'Fly Fishing' in one of the best trout fisheries in the world!! To another, it may be the beautiful colours it produces as it...More

Thank Dana S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you live in calgary you cant miss the bow river. It runs from the mountains, knto the city by Bowness Park. Goes past downtown and Prince's Island Park. And meanders south past the zoo and past Fish Creek Park. It is the life blood...More

Thank phkbc
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Bow is a wonderful glacial melt river that runs from the Canadian Rockies and into the Alberta Plains then into Saskatchewan then finally emptying into the Hudson Bay. This Blue from Lime melt river is one of the most prized sport fishing rivers in...More

Thank jebiv1
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We walk by the Bow 2 or 3 times a week, year 'round. It's lovely to see it change... high to low and everything in between. It is so calming to walk along the paved path, over bridges, in the trees. We have seen many...More

Thank janetetley
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Historically, settlements arise where water is available and Calgary is no exception. We are blessed to have the Bow and the Elbow flow through our fair city. Development to take advantage of the views and leisure opportunities along the banks is an ongoing process. World-class...More

Thank lynettemom
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Did walking along the Bow River but also had the experience of floating on a raft with a guide. This is such a good trip and I would highly recommend it. About 1 and a half hours with views of the downtown and under both...More

Thank vagabondginger
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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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