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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Caroline, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On our recent trips to Calgary, we have been staying in a condo in Inglewood just steps away from the Bow River. We have taken several walks along the bike path during the past 2 or 3 months - it is so peaceful amongst the trees with just the distant hum of traffic noise, just look out for some of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This river runs all the way from Calgary to Jasper and further (If i remember correctly). We did a canoe trip on the Bow river in Banf and saw the hoodoes

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The bow river pathway is awesome to bike on. We caught it right behind our hotel and managed to bike about 4 hours. Beautiful bridges to go across one is called the Peace Bridge.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I'm glad I missed last years devastating flood. When I followed it to it's source it was just beautiful all the way. I have not ever seen such a green color befor.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Typically a great float fishing river. In July of 2013 & 2014 was blown out by previously heavy rains.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There is a nice pedestrian trail going either direction along the river. Just watch out for bicycles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Whenever I am in Calgary I go for a walk along the Bow. I access the walkway near the Delta Hotel and walk along the river with a side trip to Princes Island. A nice place to cross is the Peace Bridge, a pedestrian/cyclist bridge with a nice view of the river and city. The walkway is paved and there's... More

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Calgary, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I live directly across the street from Bow River @ Parkdale. I absolutely love taking walks by the river in any direction weather it be downtown or north. It's busy in the evenings with people walking and cycling but everyone is friendly and there's some pretty amazing scenery and it's always clean :)

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Sun City, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Beautiful with a very interesting history. We experienced the river with a tour guide who had a lot to tell us about the river and past events in Calgary during the great flood.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Bow River has walkways for pedestrians and bicycles but I have to say that you have to watch out for the cyclists who don't seem to stay on the bicycle path. I walked along the Bow River walkway downtown Calgary around center bridge. The Bow River is pretty even in between seasons and I found nice spots to take photos... More

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