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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Along with Bow Falls this is a must see when visiting the area but at present causing so much damage by flooding

Thank TravellingRachel
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Bow River is known for calgary , collage is also having bow valley .i enjoy while standing in park near it and miss hot in cold weather and miss cold in sunny day

Thank Nadeem B J S
Reviewed 29 May 2013

The walk along side the Bow River can be as short or as long as you like. The track runs for many miles

1  Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 25 April 2013

From river rafting to Fly fishing I grew up here in Calgary. The Bow has so much to offer from bike & walking paths a great view of the city.

1  Thank Irene L
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

It was good time to walk and enjoy fresh air next to this nice river ... It is recommended to practice any kind of sport

Thank Abdulla84
Reviewed 3 April 2013

A great way to relax and cool down in the summer is to take a float down the "Mighty Bow". Paddle boarding and kayaking is another activity that seems to be growing on the Bow as well.

5  Thank 874CM
Reviewed 2 April 2013

What a great place for walks and a good meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Very friendly people along the river banks

Thank Captain3054
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The Bow River offers fine fishing from the shores or in a canoe or drift boat. There are several nice canoe paddles to be done with good access points. Being on the Bow River through Banff and Lake Louise is beautiful, but south of Calgary,...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

My guide at the zoo is a devoted fly fisherman and told me that the Bow has fat rainbow trout in the middle of Calgary.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Bow river is very clean although shallow in parts its a great river to walk along with many pathway kilometers to enjoy. We enjoy raftingin the summer the views along the bow river give you an entirely different perspective of the city. Be careful of...More

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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
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
Wendi B
14 May 2015|
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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.