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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
(403) 762-1550
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

These falls are nice but nothing spectacular. Lots of nice walks around to do also. Easy to find just over the bridge from the town

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Spruce Grove
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Located at the bottom of the Banff Springs Hotel, this is a lovely location for a scenic walk with the family or a romantic stroll with your honey. great location for family portraits or just scenic pictures.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a part of nature which makes you appreciate the fact that you were born.Wonderful spectacle.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Spectacular view, very surreal to see. Spray coming off of the falls is awesome on a hot day! This is an absolute must see when visiting Banff National Park.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was a beautiful spot with the waterfall. However, it was a little chilly outside and therefore My husband & I drove to this spot instead. Lovely area to take pictures.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was cold and snowy on my most recent visit...and the falls were partially frozen...very COOL. just a short walk down from the Banff Springs Hotel....well worth the walk

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Always make sure we have time to stop at the falls. I love checking them out in spring, summer, fall and winter. Beautiful all year round!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We walked here from the Banff Springs Hotel in a light snow and temps about 0c (32f). When people say "dry" cold, they are correct. We were dressed for the walk, but in the northeast under same weather conditions, we would have been freezing. Here we were comfortable and no frozen toes. The trails are well marked and offer all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are hanging around Banff and find you have some time ... I'd go by Bow Falls. Not a tall waterfall but a bunch of water goes over at different times of the year. Would I make this my first stop in the area? Nope. But like I said if you have some time to kill...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Falls is quite small - the drop is not too high and the gush is mediocre so don't expect an awe inspiring water fall (sometimes the sales pitch can be misleading). But its a nice quiet place and calms and relaxes you. Water in these parts has an amazing color and it is very crystal clear. Parking can be... More 

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