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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews num ti jah lodge icefields parkway red roof easy stop worth a stop nice stop picnic area short stop surrounding mountains favorite stops parking lot parking area the ice fields parkway gift shop tour buses grizzly bear sunny day
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake is nice to visit, but after visiting Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, this one does not measure up. Rank it low on your list and if you have time, go see it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mueller85
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This was an unexpected find! We took a day drive up to Jasper and this was along the way. It was the first stop on our trip and so beautiful and must less touristy than anywhere else we ended up stopping that day.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This beautiful lake is right beside the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. There is a nice pull-off for viewing. The lake is bright turquoise color which is due to the glacial runoff from Bow Glacier. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Begonia3
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This lake is easily accessible from the main road of the Icefields Parkway and offers spectacular views of the mountains. You can get right down to the water and take stunning photos of the scenery. It is worth the stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank izyphotos
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We stopped at Bow lake for a picnic lunch. It rained on and off but not enough to dampen our spirits. The lake was calm and flat making the reflections of the surrounding mountains amazing!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed October 17, 2018

From the Bow Lake flows the Bow RIver feeding the Bow Falls. Bow Lake is beautiful. Check out the mirror images of the mountain in the background.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The hike around the lake is well worth the stay. They crushed it in the butternut squash risotto, and the rooms were adorable. Much love

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littlemoecmoe
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is another one of those stops that cater to the tour buses. That means it is very crowded. We just did a quickie here. We parked went to the edge of the lake and left. The shore was wet and muddy where so many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tyme4relaxing
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful spot in Banff National Park. It is well worth stopping to see it. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a sunny day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edsnmorrows
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I was in awe as we pulled up in the bus next to this lake. It was breathtaking.it was a bit of a cloudy day and the mountains were covered in snow, so were absolutely gorgeous!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 2, 2016|
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Response from Eli L | Reviewed this property |
Not at all, Bow lake is located along the Icefields Parkway...actually in the main road you'll find a view point! Great stop, walking distance, hassle free :)
July 31, 2016|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
The picnic area is at the lake but about 1km South from the turn off to drive into Num Ti Jah Lodge. That Lodge is the log building with the red roof.
Diane S
April 15, 2016|
Response from Franzi D |
As far as I know you do need one if you're driving there. My friend and me needed one for the entire way from banff to jasper.