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For visitors from warmer climes, taking a look at the Bow River in Calgary mid winter is highly recommended. This February has been particularly cold, and so the river has frozen completely, from bank to bank, more than in previous years. NEVER go onto the...More
Excellent pathway all along the river. There are benches as well as some parks with picnic benches as well as coffee shops along the path. You always see a lot of canoes, kayaks and flotation devices floating down the river in summer.
This is a national treasure. Most places the scenery is spectacular and I have seen most of it from the water. Drift boating, jet boating, walk and wading, hiking, camping, swimming - it has everything. If you are a fisherman you will catch the "Big...More
We live nearby and take many walks along the Bow River. I also enjoy biking on the bike path which runs all along the river to just past the Calgary Zoo where it loops around and becomes Harvey's Trail. It follows into the boardwalk down...More
Travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer you pass the Bow River and it is a spectacular site, the winding river is very good to follow and some of the mountains around are spectacular. This is a must if you can get to see this river.
Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
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
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 length in Calgary. It is also very subject to seasonal variations. It usually runs too fast in the spring to be on it (even in a watercraft) safely. In the fall, it runs much slower, but that means there are more rocks and narrow spots... If you're a visitor, people who rent paddle boards might be able to give you better advice when / where to paddle board. People do raft down it quite a bit in the warm summer, and that might be a good way to scope out good spots... Cheers!
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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
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 energy level or idea of vacation ;)]. [Check their website]
You can plan your similar trips if you can gather enough and safe party. Remeber, Alberta Rockies is Cold mountain wilderness, and need a good safe gathering (e.g. 7 people), and some fitness, to make the most of it. You might also want to check Meet up, BnB and Couchsurfing members who would love to share their experiences, give you caution tips, and some might even let you join their group (if their timeline, social limits and safety concerns aren't conflicting). And you might find some life long Canadian friends.
If you trip is short (less than 12 days), and a bit relaxed budget; you might consider buying these trip companies' packages like travel Alberta e.t.c. Few of their experiences would be well-planned, exciting, and worry free. But off course a business needs to make money and save business time.
If you have enough time you can plan a relaxed trip, pick from few commercial tours and do your own tour on public transportation and with travel enthusiasts across the vast Rockies, than can take you minimum of 7 day just stopping by main attractions, (few days of hiking, climbing and relax staying), starting from Banff till Jasper
[Check websites with top attractions of Alberta]
If you're more Canada curious, you can continue hopping to our beautiful neighbour province British Columbia.
[Check websites with top attractions of British Columbia]