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“wheelchair accessible; no hiking required; close parking; free” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bow Falls

Bow Falls
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Banff
Type: Waterfalls
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Southfield, Michigan
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“wheelchair accessible; no hiking required; close parking; free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Located on the outskirts of Banff itself, this free site has a wonderful view in several directions with ample free parking nearby.

Though the falls themselves are not "high," the overall effect of this view in several directions from this location is breathtaking. I highly recommend this location for those with limited mobility! Several benches nearby afford a full view of everything this location has to offer. It would be a nice place to sit and eat a picnic lunch.

Access to the benches requires travelling over well-maintained gravel walk.

Visited July 2013
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“The powerful yet peaceful sound of water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I were awed by the powerful sounds and sights of rushing water at Bow Falls. It made us stand there and gawk for several minutes with a feeling of wonder and peace.

Be sure and explore the trails surrounding the Bow River area. They are easily accessed and easy to maneuver. Highly recommended.

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“great spot for a picinic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

it was a wonderful spot close to the river, the falls and being able to feel the power of the river... a great place for a lazy day and stroll

Visited June 2013
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“Wild Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Bow Falls surged powerfully in late June 2013 since the mountain flood waters that flooded Calgary were raging their way onwards as we saw them in Banff. In the past, the experience had been exciting, but now knowing the extreme damage they were causing downriver, no enjoyment could be taken. The power of nature's forces had seized control and it had to be reckoned with this spring.

Visited June 2013
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“Easy to access”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good to listen to, easy to access. Some easy walking trails alongside. Be sure to travel most of the parts alongside for the best experience.

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