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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 day in the water

Great river for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Water is very clean. Some nice paths along the river for a lovely walk too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great river for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Water is very clean. Some nice paths along the river for a lovely walk too!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Bow River is renowned worldwide as an excellent fishing stream. It is an excellent fly fishing stream but people also catch big trout on lures. There are some very large rainbow and brown trout in this river in and south of calgary.

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Cairns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this beautiful place much more than I expected. The river offers, not only spectacular scenery but there are plenty of places to fish. I noticed many species of wildlife whilst travelling along this river, elk, deer and a wonderful eagle feasting on a fish beside the river, just to name a few. So please, if you are in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I took a stroll down to the river yesterday while in downtown Calgary. The water was really clear when I saw it, which I thought was sort of odd for a river. I'm used to brown, muddy river water. Anyway, the path they have beside it is great for walking or riding a bike.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Soothing expereince as I walked along the Bow river in Calgary. It is so clean and clear and passes through the heart of Calgary. Worthy of a visit anytime of the day

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Snow Bound Canuck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Bow River snakes through the city and provides all kinds of activities throughout the year. The rafting usually gets going in May with the warm days, and carries through September. Fishing happens almost year round, with some amazing fly fishing in the summer months.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While cycling along Calgary's extensive and well designed pathway system and crossing the many bike/ped bridges, we often looked art the Bow River from many angles. We saw a very interesting river with many different water and riverbank features.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved Bow River, awesome as have been all the other lakes we have seen in Canada! Beautiful river and surrounding area!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love visiting the Bow River for a nice hike. The surrounding nature is beautiful and sometimes I will even bring a picnic with me.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great hiking, fishing, rafting. Great place to get away from the city crowds and spend a day in nature.

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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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