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Description: This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers...
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Running from its glacier head waters this pristine Aqua marine River winds its way through the mountains, beautiful water falls at the Banff springs hotel, it will then find its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Running from its glacier head waters this pristine Aqua marine River winds its way through the mountains, beautiful water falls at the Banff springs hotel, it will then find its way to Calgary. There it will meander past the modern city flanked by bicycle and walking pathways,great care has been taken to keep the nature on either side, it is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I organized a rafting trip in June, it was so much fun I went again this past weekend. The water is a bit chilly but once you got used to it, it was nice. The weather was warm, with a little breeze. We had water guns which we used to spray nearby rafters. :) We had a great time!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's the lifeline of Calgary and is a must see if you are visiting. Go along any portion of this long, winding river and you're sure to see beautiful vistas!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely area to have walks, jog, ride a bike just to outside and enjoying the River. Good fishing is available as well. Rafting is permitted but check the City of Calgary website for rules and regulations

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautiful winding river with diverse banks. World famous for fly fishing. There are many companies that will set up an expedition for you. Lots of birds to see and pelicans. Pelican refuge at Johnson Island. Pack your picnic lunch, go for a hike and enjoy the quiet natural area.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we saw many people using the river for recreation, body surfing, kayaking, rafting and swimming and some just tipping their toes in. The police boat was out ensuring all were safe. The river is very clean in the down town area and it is apparent that Calgarians appreciate it.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Bow River is the REAL heart of Calgary... it snakes through the city & valleys with all of it's bends & turns. I had the privilege of living up & over the river valley for 9 yrs. & gave thanks every day when I looked out and saw the strength & beauty of the waters that flowed through Calgary... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love getting to the shores for a dip and swim with my dog.Find since the flood it just is not the same though..a funny smell where we used to enjoy water time

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fishing,walking,yoga,relaxing for a walk or a swim...anything..you can do always a pleasure to go yourself to meditate,or what ever..or let running your children...just be aware during Moskitos time.bring water to drink and a hat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a great day on the Bow river. We rented two good quality rafts with pumps, and drove up the river to Ghost Lake where we jumped in the rafts and floated down to where we had left a vehicle near town. We took some drinks and pulled up wherever we felt like chilling for a bit.

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