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Bow Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Fishing
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Farmington, UT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We are still trying to define the color of this lake, was it aquamarine, turquoise, celadon, chalky aqua? Whatever the color, don't miss stopping by this one, it is close to the road and easy to get to. Great photo ops here.

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North Bay, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I had never heard of this lake until I did some research. I stated in a previous review that this is better than Peyto Lake (close to one another). It is right along the side of the road so you don't need to hike there. You just pull over, jump out and enjoy. There weren't many people here either compared... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you like mountains, trees and turquoise water, What more could you want? Water is cold, but nice on a very hot day in the mountains.

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Kelowna, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have travelled thru the mountains all my life and never realized this lake was so gorgeous. As far as I am concerned it gives Lake Louise a run for it's money when it comes to the views. The waterfall in the background was the clincher. Take the turn for the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge as the highway roadside stops don't do the... More

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one of the easiest to get to as it is right alongside the road, so no hike involved! The refection of the mountains behind it is amazing and breathtaking!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One place is nicer than the next on this parkway. A very beautiful, very turquoise lake that is a must stop.

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Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This lake is so incredibly serene and uncrowded. In the middle of nowhere is this very large peaceful lake framed by the mountains. Nothing more romantic than a beautiful lake in the middle of 'nowhere'.

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Timmins, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Amazing view of the lake, river and the rockies, Must see breathtaking views. Would love to return on day

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is a little lodge here that is literally booked almost a year in advance and I can totally see why. Bow lake was incredibly beautiful, especially with the blue skies and sunshine we had the day we visited. I even took 10 minutes to just lay on the rock beach and soak in the sights and sounds the lake... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we arrived at Bow Lake, there were hardly any people around. There were lots of trails and little bridges to moodle around on, plus we enjoyed the gift shop too. Lots of interesting stuff.

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