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

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walk up as well

Just don't see the falls at the bottom, climb up a bit to see the 1st level as well. we were lucky enough to see a rainbow there as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Just don't see the falls at the bottom, climb up a bit to see the 1st level as well. we were lucky enough to see a rainbow there as well

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Bow Falls is a small Fall on the Bow river in Banff. What makes the Falls unique is the scenery of the Falls, Rocky Mountains and the Bow River. This is a nice place to take memorable photos and if you are healthy climb up the short flight of stairs for a better view. Here you can also see the... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bow Falls is famous for a reason...fast flowing water, beautiful and easily accessible. Even in July it is full and gorgeous--although is worth visiting year round.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bow falls is one spot in Banff people should not miss when they are there.Picturesque views abound from every angle.We went there in the rain and it was still breathtaking.It is a cool place and great for the hiker who wants to see nature's majesty in Water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful natural display. The falls are very accessible and gives you a sense of being out in nature when you're actually still well within the Banff townsite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really take the time to take it all in, the views are breathtaking! I really enjoyed my visit and the falls were beautiful! Got some great shots of the falls and the surrounding mountains!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful ~ walk along the river to the falls, then wander back through the village streets. Allow longer than you think to take in the beautiful scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walked to Bow Falls from Banff town. Easy to follow with signposts, some steps in places, but manageable. Walk all the way past the falls to the small pebble beach where you can canoe, great photo spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Located right in town makes for a good photo opportunity. Not much else to do here so would only visit if it's on your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Bow falls is a good place to stretch your legs and enjoy the stunning views. Not as crowded as I thought it would be. A must stop.

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 762-1550
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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