We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Book In Advance
196
All photos (196)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fly fishing”(20 reviews)
“trout fishing”(9 reviews)
“float trip”(7 reviews)
About
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Contact
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Website
+1 403-268-2489
Call
Ways to Experience Bow River
from $46.61
More Info
from $44.10
More Info
from $66.04
More Info
Reviews (654)
Filter reviews
547 results
Traveler rating
387
136
21
2
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
387
136
21
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fly fishing trout fishing float trip beautiful scenery banff national park both sides life jackets enjoy nature canadian rockies beautiful walk downtown calgary east village bike ride peace bridge sunny day world class paths
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 547 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

An easy way to spend a hot summer day - float down the bow river on a tube. Many nice walking paths as well with great photo opportunities due to the Rocky Mountains being in the background.

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Holidayed near Calgary city so was a regular part of our stay to cross the Bow River & often watcher the boaters travelling down. A lovely blue too [different to our city brown water rivers].

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic scenery of mountains and the river with small villages on the way. Unforgettable experience of the natural world.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some beautiful scenery as you walk along the river, very clean and well looked after pathways offering you many different directions to explore and enjoy any time of day.

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any one who is close to banff should go have a visit. The city is beautiful and offers a lot of natural beauty like the bow river. If you go there during the summer, kayaking on it is a must.

Thank richcoles2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic waterfall near the Banff Springs Fairmont hotel. Photo ops galore with river and mountains. Nice walk from town on local trail system.

Thank davcur12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy the views along the river. Best time to visit is in the fall. Try a trail or two for full effect.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great River Walk for everyone to explore and enjoy. Lots of places to see enroute and wee stops for coffee.

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love the trails along the Bow in any season of the year. I especially like the downtown area, over to East Village then past Fort Calgary and into Inglewood for a coffee, munchies or a brew at the Oil Can and some great music....More

Thank O7059EArossm
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We spent a short while by the Bow River whilst on a Globus Trip. Unfortunately we had some rain so the views were not as good as we expected.

Thank 155richard81
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 nearby hotels
Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown
239 reviews
.51 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown
192 reviews
.53 miles away
Shamrock Hotel
23 reviews
.56 miles away
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
1,382 reviews
.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,001 nearby restaurants
Village Ice Cream
879 reviews
.39 miles away
Deane House
127 reviews
.30 miles away
The Nash
299 reviews
.40 miles away
Red's in Ramsay
89 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 735 nearby attractions
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
251 reviews
.43 miles away
Calgary Stampede
2,920 reviews
.33 miles away
Fort Calgary
400 reviews
.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gürkan Ü
June 18, 2018|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Bluessisters
March 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We're just travellers, so for sure we'd suggest searching for tour options on the web. There is no regular train service from Calgary anywhere, and I believe the Rocky Mountaineer does get you out of Calgary, but likely... More
1
Vote
Wendi B
May 14, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Paulyo83 | Reviewed this property |
The Bow River starts in the Rockies and goes through the north part of downtown Calgary. In the summer, you'll see many people in the city floating down the river in inner tubes and little rafts.
1
Vote