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Bow River

Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 196 Attractions 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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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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Ontario
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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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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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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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