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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Very scenic. You can also raft down the Bow in the summer, but make sure you're using life jackets and a high quality white water raft!

1  Thank elborto
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Spent many an evening just walking along the stunning river form where we were staying into Cochrane itself, we also spent time by the river when in Banff, the river never lost any of it's glory.

1  Thank stupot51
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I love the marked paths and the beautiful scenery. I rented a bike and enjoyed a great time along the river.

1  Thank AggieMom0610
Reviewed 7 October 2012

The Bow is an exceptional river. It is the most calming place in the City center. The city is a bustling stress accumulating and fast paced commercial complex for service industries, technologies and energy. The Bow provides a calm within this metropolis to relax and...More

1  Thank Harold2010
Reviewed 30 September 2012

There is nothing like looking upstream at the end of a bike ride when the sun is just setting to really appreciate this magnificent river.

Thank jerseygirl4491
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The Bow River runs right through Calgary. Downtown there is a River Walk created that is so easy to access. In several different places there are slate stairs that go down right near the river. I was able to do yoga, practically unseen by others,...More

1  Thank LadyYogi
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Not a thing to dislike! It's beautiful the way it winds through the city and there are plenty of places to park and walk out to the river. Love it!

1  Thank ElaineWright_12
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Wonderful bike paths and scenic vistas. Great in the summer of course. Apparently Calgary has the most extensive bike path network in North America. I rented a bike and explored. Would definitely do again.

1  Thank nebulaboy
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Footbridges across the river downtown give you a nice view. I took some pictures near sunset and they turned out great.

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 September 2012

it was very good morning and decided to my little tube boat and float all throught the city via the river and ended up in the Prince's Island Park.

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Gürkan Ü
18 June 2018|
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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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
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.