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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Easy access and large parking area. Frequented by tour buses. The Falls are spectacular and the surrounding scenery is not to be missed.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to get a good view of the falls. A good walk from the Banff Springs Hotel. We took the stairs back up via the Waldhaus, and got our exercise for the day. Lovely.

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Nice easy walk here from Banff centre. We didn't think it was very well marked, and came across the trail by accident. Once you are on it, it is easy to follow. Wonderful views of the mountains and the Bow River. It's not one of the more dramatic cascades, but very attractive none the less, and well worth the walk.... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was well worth the walk, a beautiful site along not too strenuous a walkway. It was a lovely sunny Autumn day. The rush of the water, the sun, made you feel glad to be alive... Well worth a visit.

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Red Deer, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful walk from the falls that takes you to Banff town. After climbing a few steps the walk is flat and easy. It goes alongside the river, walking along with the sound of the river and the trees….aaahhh, I wish I was there!!

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Toronto, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

stopped here briefly on a whirlwind drive through Banff while in the area of a business trip with a friend very nice view - the sound of the water and the smell of the trees really made us feel like we were in the wilderness despite being just a moment away from the fairmont hotel. we did not have the... More

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beware the walkways are very slippery when wet. The walk could be improved if it was paved better like the river walk near the Museum and History Centre.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Super toursity place. Beautiful views, great for panoramic photography. Stop to smell the roses and take in the history of the area too. Worth the visit!

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Bow Falls....a short walk from the hotel....and a beautiful spot to hike or sit and relax. Never leave your room without your camera!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The falls are low, but very voluminous. Can easily walk to them from the Banff Springs Fairmont Hotel and they are worth the walk and take lots of pictures.

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