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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"
in 7 reviews
"paths"
in 40 reviews
"beauty"
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Spectacular scenery; takes your mind away from the evryday

Thank dchinell
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

You can't possibly beat this natural setting so close to Calgary!

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Bow river defines Calgary. A visit to the city wouldn't be complete without a stroll along the river. Be it on the new pathway in the Est Village just outside downtown, or on the numerous pathways found along the river throughout the city, you...More

2  Thank AdrianCalgary
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

The Bow river gets it's life from the Bow Glacier along the Banff Jasper highway where the Gods lead it through the beautiful Rocky Mountains and Banff on its way down the Bow Valley to Calgary. Here we sit in an ancient Lake that was...More

2  Thank Calgary_AlbertaCurt
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

There are plenty of places to take a trip down the bow from and to. I have my own raft but I've seen rentals available around town. I love to go from Ghost Dam to Cochrane.

2  Thank don_aroundtown
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Very nice walk, beautiful falls. Easy drive, paved road all the way. Great picnic areas.

Thank Acuram
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

World class fly fishing here!! Beautiful scenery , great pathways adj. to the river in the City of Calgary and of course runs through Banff as well.

Thank Roy H
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

And it’s right below the big towers of Calgary. And this is the least surprising thing about this wonderful river. If you get chance make sure you go for a float down the Bow – a sunny day in the summer is recommended. Start in...More

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 10 September 2008

We stayed at a house a few metres from the river and went for a lovely bike ride. A very relaxing way to spend the day and the bike paths are well maintained. Only problems we encountered were regular bike riders zooming along and mosquitos!!...More

1  Thank lndah736
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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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