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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Cleveland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Bow Falls is beautiful-you should stop here while in Banff and take In the beautiful view. What a gorgeous Place.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Follow a short, scenic walkway from the main town along the riverside to get to the beautiful Bow falls. Certainly worth the walk and this is a fairly easy one so would be suitable for most people.

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Sydney, Australia
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stunning views both upstream and downstream. A great photo-op location. Plenty of parking, although it appears to be a regular stop for tour buses which may congest the area if too many arrive at once.

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melbourne
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

not the biggest falls, but a beautiful setting and if in banff, something you should visit as it is well worth a look

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Woodstock, Georgia
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Do not try to see these falls from the Tunnel Mountain Drive, but instead from the park beside the Fairmont Banff Springs resort. They are pretty enough, but there are so many more impressive falls in this area.

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atlanta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My knee was hurting but, I was determined to see Bow Falls. It was pretty but definitely underwhelmed. So much more to see elsewhere. Saw several folks riding bikes which was probably a lovely ride along the Bow River.

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Sussex
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Did this as a part of another tour. Very beautiful and the falls, though not big were lovely. There was a hiking trail if you felt like it too.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This ia nice enough place to visit and easy enough to get to being so close to the centre of Banff but there are more spectacular places in the Rockies

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very easy to get go, parking lot right next to the river. Great picture spot. No hiking necessary to get to the falls

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You can view the falls from above on a boardwalk or ground river level. A huge camera stop for the tour buses. Parking for regular tourist as well. Can walk up from the town, approx 30 minute walk from town. It does freeze over during winter months, but still worth the drive to view.

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