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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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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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Great scenery

Anywhere along the Bow River there is great scenery and wildlife to be seen. Waterfalls, rapids, elk, bears and even a grisly if you're lucky. It's in the park so you need a Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Anywhere along the Bow River there is great scenery and wildlife to be seen. Waterfalls, rapids, elk, bears and even a grisly if you're lucky. It's in the park so you need a Park Pass for this area.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Grab your friends and some rafts and float down the bow. It'll take a few hrs but it's a great way to spend the day and see a different side of Calgary.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Bow River runs through Calgary and the city has reserved space along the banks for pathways and parks. Some areas have more to offer than others. The path near the Eau Claire Market is quite popular. There is also an area at the southern end of Shaganappi Trail that is very pleasant, with Angel's Cappuccino and Ice Cream right... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I don't know how this is an attraction. Its a river. Yes it is pretty and there are great walking and bicycle paths beside it.

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Weston-super-Mare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

had a bit of trouble finding it but once we did, it was worth it. Huge river and a very pretty park. I just wish we had taken a picnic as it was a gorgeous day.

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Meerhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you are looking for some peace and tranquility as well as exercise whilst staying in Calgary take a stroll or jog along the Bow River. You will thoroughly enjoy it !

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Being a fan of the glacial waters of the lakes of the Rockies, I like the Bow river in Calgary. It has greenish waters that is an extension of what you see in the Rockies. At the same time, it is a nice place for promenade and stroll. Hence, the natural beauty is combined with the relaxed city environment.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Here there are picnic tables for your bbq or lunches with family or friends. Take a stroll on one of the trails or enjoy nature breathe in the air filled with trees and wild flowers.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Always love walking along the Bow River behind Eau Claire Market. Feels like you're away from everything even though you're in downtown Calgary.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went in June. Nothing to dislike. A great place to chill out. If you are a birdwatcher, this is a great place to be. If you have a dog, take your pet for a walk here and meet others like you. Some of the bridges take you back in history. Look for the inscriptions.

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