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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #9 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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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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