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“A great hike in the winter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bow Falls

Bow Falls
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Waterfalls
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Key West
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A great hike in the winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The canyon walk is beautiful. If you can get there on your own by car, with YakTrax or crampons (retable in town), this is free. Be sure to get to the Upper Falls.

Visited January 2013
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“Another lovely sight is Bow falls.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stood and looked at the Falls for a long time taking photographs and then walked along the bank admiring the rush of the water tumbling over the rocks. the water was clear and blue and the Falls are well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Beauty in its rawest form. A must see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The falls are famous. Not for height buy for sheer volume of ice cold blue water that cascades thru the gorge. Really a nice hike and great place for a hot wine or hot Cocoa.

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“A little view of paradise in the Rockies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Short walk down from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. I you take a car there is not much parking. Very beautiful Glacier waterfall and views of the mountains in either winter or summer it is still lovely.

Visited December 2012
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“Frozen Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Frozen falls In a winter wonderland, so pretty and quiet too despite it being the Christmas holidays

Visited December 2012
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