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Bow River

Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 354 things to do in Calgary
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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
2 reviews
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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Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

There are some very nice bridges along the river, particularly the Peace Bridge is futuristic and worth to see. Other bridges become alive during the night when set alight.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

beautiful ,maintained trails along the river. Perfect spot for a walk, bike ride or a run. Bridges allow you to cross the river. Great year round.

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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We came to the Bow River to look for birds during the winter and we weren't disappointed. Lots of open water with many varieties of birds. The pathways we used were well kept and made access to the river easy.

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