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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 222 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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Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Bow River is a very beautiful place to visit. It has a native vegetation along the river and it is possible to walk close to the water, what makes the walk and sightseeing much more exciting and beautiful.

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Berkeley, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We found a place to park downtown and in late afternoon, discovered the 'River Walk' by the Bow River. Calgary has done an outstanding job around the Bow River, particularly after the devastating floods this past spring. The pathways are designed for bicycles and pedestrians, making this a great place for families or couples to get exercise to take a... More

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POMFRET CENTER
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We enjoyed fishing in, river rocks from and the pure beauty of this river! We spent a week traveling around the Bow River, from Lake Louise to Calgary!

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toronto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

people jogging, cycling, flowers, green colour, photographers. great weather, river cafe, near downtown/kensington

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West Yorkshire
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104 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Beautiful views Plenty of Wild Life Great for fishing Great walks alongside Great views of Canada Olympic Park

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marsfield, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Bow River has the reputation of being a world class fly fishery. It sustained an incredible flood in June, 2013. The evidence of this is everywhere along the river. We fished with Fish Tales Fly Fish Shop guides Doug, Paul and Todd. We had a moderate fishing 2 days, 2 20 inch plus fish plus numerous smaller fish. We... More

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North Bend, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Bow River Walk is right along the banks and considering the flooding the city went through this past spring it was an extraordinary place to enjoy. Flowers EVERYwhere! wide walking and biking lanes. several bridges to cross. It was just the nicest place I've walked in a long time.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great river with fresh clean water directly from the glaciers in the Rockies. You can tube, canoe, kayak or even swim the river with little or no risk as it is quiet around downtown Calgary

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The river is open and floated the other day and it was amazing. It is the warmest I've seen it in years and clear, we swam all day. We usually rent from Lazy Day Rafts and launched from Baker park because Bowness Park is still closed from flood. We floated down to Kensington, it is about a 4 hr float.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Bow is generally quite a lovely river, not too aggressive, and rather blue because its source is glacial. But this year (2013) it became furious, muddy, and quite terrifying. It took over all the flood plain -- most of the people were unaware that they had been living and working in a flood plain. It's back to being its... More

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