We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Waterfalls
157 visitor photos
Write a Review

816 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    378
    308
    118
    12
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rutherford
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

the bow falls were spectacular. great photos were taken and many guests could not stop raving about the falls.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Langley, Bc
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

These are not falls. They are rapids. A good kayak-er could run them. Scenic enough, I guess. But don't expect Niagara.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We walked for hours and took all the lovely scenery in . I never saw so much beauty in all my life the cascade of water was breath taking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corbyville, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Bow Fall is a little tucked away place that you could enjoy in 5 minutes, or sit there for 1 hour and still enjoy just being in the moment. The one shore is still enough that you can dip your hand in the Bow River and feel that cold refreshing glacial waters.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montclair, NJ
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We walked the falls this past week. They are truly beautiful, the path is short and sweet and provides lots of photo ops for break taking scenery. The water is brightly colored and has a rocky beach. We took several of our best photos here, worth the hike. Only about 25 minutes round trip...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

These are pretty little falls where you can get away from the consumerism of Banff's main street and enjoy nature for a few minutes . We usually stop off here before taking a drive out along the golf course just before the sun goes down . Quite often we have seen elk and deer feeding on the fairways . Both... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Pretty and easy to get to, this was our first stop on our first day. It is a nice little water fall,. boats can be rented here..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunbury, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

this was a nice view of the falls. There was plenty of other river activity as well such as rafting. Good place for a break in driving

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise. We didn't realize there were actual falls here. We got out and took a few pictures. It was very pretty.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

They are so beautiful and a nice walk from Banff along the Bow River. We try to get out to the falls every time we come to Banff.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bow Falls also viewed

Banff, Banff National Park
Banff, Banff National Park
 
Banff, Banff National Park
Banff, Banff National Park
 

Been to Bow Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bow Falls, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing