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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Fishing

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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies is not as famous as Lake Louise, or even Morain or Peyto Lakes, yet this lake was always something else. The Lake, together with the near by Bow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Haifa, Israel

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies is not as famous as Lake Louise, or even Morain or Peyto Lakes, yet this lake was always something else. The Lake, together with the near by Bow Glacier (Bow Lake is a glacial lake), are the begining point of Bow River, which runs through the Rocky Mountains foothills to the city of Calgary... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I did a bit of research before my trip but somehow I managed to not read a lot about Bow Lake so it wasn't on my list of places to see. I drove by it on my way to Peyto Lake and I'm so glad I stopped. It was amazing. I was there mid-morning and it was just beautiful. Crowfoot... More 

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Turgi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Worth to stay for a couple of hours and relax. Especially, in May when there's still snow in the mountains but the weather is quite good you have a beautiful atmosphere.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Bow Lake is stunning. The lake's beauty blew me away. I highly recommend it - the view is absolutely amazing. Beautiful photographs for sure, do not forget your camera! The lake, glacier, and the surrounding mountains are great - a must-see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You could view this beautiful lake from the road side or you could go on a hike on the trail around the lake. The choice is yours. Like most lakes in this region, this one is pretty. There are only that many lakes that one can visit so pick yours with care. Once you pick your lake depending on its... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't use the small turnout, instead pull into the parking lot for the lodge to get the best pictures of the lake, glacier and mountains.

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Took my best pictures in cCanada yet, this is what I had been waiting to show my children and that this is what the Rockies are all about! Stop by and take lots of photos on the way to or from the glacier.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped here with our guide for a brief photo shoot. Its a short walk down to the lake from the parking area, can get a little wet and muddy so wear sensible shoes. The view is amazing and the mountain air so crisp, feels you could cut it with a knife! Had a quick look in Num-Ti-Jah lodge and shop,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There's a 4.3 km hike around a pretty lake. We were there on a rainy day, so it was very muddy. We did notice that many people walk off trail and are damaging the vegetation -- Please stay on the trail. Num Ti Jah Lodge at the lake offers a sit-down lunch or pre-made sandwiches. Note to those looking for... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The view of the lake and the color that seems like a picture is one of the main attraction in the rocky mountains. Beware with the wild squirrel´s that are always there asking for food.

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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park

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