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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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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Meltwater from the Rockies, heading north

Lovely walks around the rushing river as it goes from Jasper N.P., through the prairie, on to the arctic drainage. The provincial parks out of Calgary are wild, authentic. In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Lovely walks around the rushing river as it goes from Jasper N.P., through the prairie, on to the arctic drainage. The provincial parks out of Calgary are wild, authentic. In town the Bow goes past fine restaurants (River Cafe) and manicured parks. The new St. Patrick's Park on the East Village side of Calgary by W-Architecture is special.

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Yantai, China
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Walk? Run? Bicycle? Roller blades? Take your choice. You can go for miles and miles along well maintained, paved paths that run alongside this fast moving river. I don't remember the coloured lights on the bridge at the base of Edmonton Trail, but they sure look great at night.

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Calgary
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Even if you don't want to fish the world class water, a float on the Bow is a wonderful way to spend a summer day with friends and family. Depending how high the water is, and how fast she is running, you can spend 2 to 4 hours floating the north from Bowmont to Princes Island, or way longer in... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Bow River is a great place to spend the day. I went on a rafting adventure. There is enough current to send you down the river, however, it is quite mild to allow you to jump in for a swim. Kids love it and it is great to stop for a swim!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love walking or biking the pathway system along the river. It meanders fro many miles through the city. Some area's are bustling & busy, some are quiet and peaceful.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived on this river for over 30 years and although she can be temperamental at times, she is still magnificent providing the city with awe inspiring vistas, beautiful settings and recreation right in a modern urban environment.

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have been a part of Bow River,which is a literally ong river.I was attracted by Bow River as I stride on the bridge of Prince Island Park.Inaddition,sometimes some people drift on the river by raft.It's amazing,right?Go there and enjoy the scenery of Bow River and the voice of Bow River.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I like to take pictures so walking up the many paths and trails was fun. People from Calgary seem to like using the trails also. There is also a large dog park close to the hotel that I stayed at.

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Calgary, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love walking along the water in day or night. There are always tons do family, runners or people with dogs along the pathway and it is beautiful.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The water color is amazing and the fact it is so accessible make it even better. Definitely stop by and take a look.

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