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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 172 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Bow River flows straight along downtown Calgary. You can walk through parks and enjoy nature straight in the city. Find a place on a bench to relax and just listen to the sound of the water. Amazing!

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Bow River is a great river with lots of paths along it in Calgary and Cochrane. It is great for swimming in on hot summer days. You could bike or walk down and go swimming, or just walk along it for a nice hike.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Bow has to be my favorite river in North America. It winds its way down the mountains from the Bow Glacier and flows right through the middle of Calgary. It is fantastic to see how Calgary has protected it from the ravages of overdevelopment and how proudly Calgarians use the riverside for recreation and a spiritual centre for the... More

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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219 reviews 219 reviews
76 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We really enjoy the Bow, the bridges over it, and the way the city is using this space for walking, runing, and just enjoying the river area.

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Puteaux, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brilliant scenes with a very long pathway for joggers, bike riders. We find the riverpath are nice, modern, clean and well used by the community.

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Canmore, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Bow river is so relaxing, calm and clean. I have been in many place where Bow river flows. I had the best view of Bow river in Canmore. I just love this river as it is one of my favourite.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Bow River is always a peaceful place to be, whether it's moving fast or just calmly drifting along, the river is just beautiful. Rafting down the river is lots of fun but has been a bit dangerous since the floods. If you go, have a plan and take the equipment needed...life jackets, etc.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The trees are changing to a beautiful yellow, there was a run/walk for Alsheimers so very crowded but everyone was polite and friendly. Wonderful views of the Bow River from a modern suspension bridge for pedestrians only.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a great river to go out running around. Paths are immaculately kept and a good distance can be achieved for all you marathon runners

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Take a nice leisurely walk along the river on a fresh morning,just to get yourself ready for breakfast

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