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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 762-1550
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Picturesque!

Gorgeous scenery, great place to have a picnic lunch. Took some pictures by the falls and skipped rocks in the river. Worth checking out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous scenery, great place to have a picnic lunch. Took some pictures by the falls and skipped rocks in the river. Worth checking out.

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Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's a small fall, but the whole area is so beautiful. Best of all, it was opened in mid-April. It was a bit cold and windy when I was there. Just bring a jacket and a nice camera.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We liked the way the parking and view points were located. We were able to walk down on the dry riverbed and actually look up at the falls. Fantastic view with some ice accumulated on the falls. The water had carved out portions of the ice and made smaller falls. You could walk to the top of the observation point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We came across the falls trail whilst cycling along the river. The falls themselves a great. You can stand and watch them forever. Although the falls were great it was the view from the bottom of them that stunned us. It view down the river from the carpark took the crown of 'best view in Canada so far' for us.... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Bow Falls is located adjacent to the Banff Springs Hotel. There is a small parking lot(follow the signs from Spray Avenue) that gives viewing access for the falls themselves. We drove and parked and walked along some of the trail system to have a look a both the fall and the Bow River. Very beautiful location with the sound of... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Niagara it is not. But it is a pretty stop. There are walking trails that take you above the falls for excellent views as well. The parking is plentiful and in the summer so are the tourists. But if you are going to go explore the Banff springs make sure you hit Bow Falls as well as they are seconds... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a must stop. You will usually see some wildlife on the way to the falls. You will hear the roaring of the falls as soon as you get out of your car. Walk up the hill and enjoy the magnificent scenery. It is a bit of a walk and a bit steep but it has stairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Any time of the year, Bow Falls provides a beautiful photo opportunity! The power of the water rushing over the smooth boulders is amazing! I've been here many times, and I always love to see it, and share it with visiting family and friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The walk along the river to Bow Falls starts by being flat but there are a few steps and slightly awkward access points so if you are a bit dodgy on your legs, take it carefully. It is worth it. The falls were quite peaceful when we were there(September) but I can imagine they are superb with a greater flow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful set of falls! Nice place to stop for photos and a short hike. Fall view in front with the Banff Springs Hotel overlooking behind you. Very nice spot, worth the stop.

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