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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 762-1550
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We initially saw the Falls from Surprise Corner so we were looking at them from above and from where we could see the whole length of them. However, we then moved to the other... read more

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We initially saw the Falls from Surprise Corner so we were looking at them from above and from where we could see the whole length of them. However, we then moved to the other side of the river and down to the lower level from where we were able to appreciate the power of the Falls and the distance that... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good photo stop. There was a mountie hanging out and you could get your picture taken with him if you wanted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Falls are quite wide and tremendously noisy compared with others we visited and the rapids run for a couple hundred yards as one approaches from Town bridge.

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Merrick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I understand a Marilyn Monroe film was made at this location. You are able to see the power of water crashing down amongst the beautiful mountains and greenery.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw the falls as part of our hike to surprise corner or you can hike the path to Banff Springs Hotel. The falls were quite strong. You can drive to surprise corner and hike a short distance to see the falls.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this location (11/09) as part of a tour of the area. It is within walking distance of the town centre and most of the centrality located hotels, so it is well worth a visit. We arrived by coach and were directed to a flight of steps alongside the falls. Safety tip - please do not be tempted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first nice stop and this is close to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel which overlooks it. It looks like a castle. there is a walkway along the river. A tourist spot.

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worthwhile to have a view on both sides of the falls. Nice view. Easy walking. On one side a beautifull view of the big hotel in Banff. Easy to reach from the center of Banff by foot.

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Aurora, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Bow Falls, today. It was very nice, more significant than I had anticipated. The falls was active. This is a worthwhile stop.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We cycled from our hotel through the town and along the Bow River. The falls are easily accessible and best viewed from the very bottom where there is a decent car park for those driving. A very pleasant experience.

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