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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 228 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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Dallas, Texas
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776 reviews 776 reviews
112 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Coming straight from the glaciers it's the most beautiful blue color. Small waterfalls just off deer foot trail south of the city. Great running paths along the main leg in downtown Calgary.

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Prattsburgh, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The float trip on the Bow River was excellent. We just sat on the float while out guide did the rowing and talked about the river. Beautiful scenery and the river was calm.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

so pretty and the bike paths around it are just fantastic. it also helped that we lived right next to it but looking at it everyday was great as well.

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NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rented bikes to ride along the Bow River. Very easy to get on and off pathways. Bridges, restaurants ,flowers, scenery. We rented bikes downtown and rode for 2 hours. Very patron friendly paths with lots of people walking, running, riding, & skating. Some of the pathway was destroyed last year in the floods but you can still get through or... More

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Caroline, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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