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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Snowshoe trip

Bow Lake is surrounded by high peaks and has a dramatic mountain setting. It's particularly beautiful in the winter evening when the snow covered peaks change hues as the sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bow Lake is surrounded by high peaks and has a dramatic mountain setting. It's particularly beautiful in the winter evening when the snow covered peaks change hues as the sun falls. We've hiked from Num-Ti-Jah lodge to the falls in the summer and it's a good trip into the mountains, on a well maintained trail. At the falls, you get... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

You can easily view Bow lake from the pull out and it is beautiful. there is a lodge on the lake that we have visited. Also there are trail up to Bow falls. It is another piece of this beautiful area.

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Thank cleaningwhitedoghair
Ahmedabad, India
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Only 40 km from Lake Louis. A beautiful lake on the way to jasper. It's right on the high way. Really seenic and must stop here for photo session. Cool blue water will definitely attract you. Bow glaciers makes this place more beautiful.

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Thank parry68
Ladner, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My favorite place in the Rocky Montains. Staying at the beautiful Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. First visit in 2014 in "Snowtember":

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Thank Brigitte L
Reading, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Not worth a trip on its own but then you are not going to be just seeing one thing on this beautiful highway - stop for a few moments, enjoy the view and then head off for the visit that are worth a long break. It is a beautiful lake and you can see the glacier that creates it (albeit... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

It's nice to be able to walk right next to the water and see how clear it is. We walked alongside the lake and took a few pictures. Very pretty scenery!

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Thank Melissa W
Calgary
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

While the lake itself is beautiful and the shoreline trail makes for an easy hike; I wouldn't recommend a trip just for the lake. Stop by on your way to the Columbia Icefields, or take the slightly longer hike from the end of the lake to the Falls from the glacier the feeds the Lake and the entire Bow River... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great to visit and has spectacular views. Bow glacier is visible from the lakeside. It's just off the highway. We parked on the lakeside at the car park near the Num Ti Jah lodge. Fantastic stop for beautiful photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Easy access off the Icefield Parkway with toilets, café and a gift shop and great views and lakeside walks.

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Brisbane
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of a must stop if you travel on the icefield parkway. This lake is just incredibly beautiful. Get your camera ready cause you won't be disappointed.

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