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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice walk. Clean and clear views. Water is crystal clear. Very busy with walkers, runners, bikers, scooters and dog walking. Nice way to spend an hour or so

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neildash1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped on the way to Columbia Icefields and visited Bow Lake. Bow River winds along the highway to Lake Louise and Banff Provincial Park. It is gorgeous! There is a hike called "Hoodoos" in Banff Park that goes along the river and is lovely.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Claredumontier
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Bow River courses through Alberta and is easily seen from many venues around the Banff area. The Bow River Falls are within town and worth the time for a viewing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loves2travelandmore
Reviewed 5 days ago

The river has a turquoise colour owing to the glacial flour in it which gives it an attractive look in bright light. Nice walks along the banks.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw a small part of the river that goes through downtown Calgary. It had very clean water. It was great to see people floating downstream or canoeing. The paths along the river are great for walking of cycling.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather rafting/canoeing the river or walking along its many pathways the Bow is a wonderful experience. The pathway system in Calgary offers many access points to the river. There's also world class fishing to be had.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Muncher55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the pathway beside Bow River to Peace Bridge and delighted to see the amazing gardens and parks, they were beautiful colourful and so well kept.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dreamer293094
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Bow River Valley every year several times. For the quietness, views and, well proximity to our home. The favourite spot would be Whithefish located at the end of the road. Many lovely places before it on the left side but we do...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cristian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first view of a glacial fed river and I couldn't get over how beautiful the color was. So different from the rivers back home. You could see how clean and healthy the river is. I loved it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Trave-LVN-Bug
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful in some spots for fishing, hiking and so much more. Great views and river rafting is awesome.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jess L
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382granta
February 10, 2019|
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Response from ate l | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is park fee. Just check the weather. I went there oct and nov last yr.
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Gürkan Ü
June 18, 2018|
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Hi! I've seen people paddle board on it. The Bow River doesn't wind (but it is a meandering river), but there are places where the current does pick up - I'm thinking it might be very difficult to paddle board its entire... More
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March 30, 2018|
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Response from Riz Van H | Reviewed this property |
There are Rocky Mountain centres in many main attraction sites of Alberta for your guidance, Then there are Travel Alberta centres and websites that can help you plan your trip [mimicking if their plan doesn't suite your... More
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