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Bow River

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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers...

This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.

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What a beautiful mountain river.

The Bow River provides so many opportunities for the best nature has to offer. Views along the Bow are magnificent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
margandbarry
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bow River provides so many opportunities for the best nature has to offer. Views along the Bow are magnificent.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Up close and personal with one of Alberta's most important rivers, right in the heart of Calgary. Check out Bowmont Park - easy walking tour by the river with an osprey nest and wading areas and bridges. Paddlers and rafters zip by on the usually fast flowing waters.

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of scenic paths along the beautiful Bow River. Winds it way from Banff, thru Canmore and onto Calgary Alberta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When in Calgary I always stay downtown. i like to enjoy the markets, great restaurants, and theatre downtown. But the best is just a hike along the Bow. You can start from the one end or the other. you just stroll along. Skipping stones into the river, enjoying some quiet times and just thinking about the next journey. Life is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unplanned stop while driving. There was a rest area where you could admire the river. Well worth the stop!

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El Campo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful river and lots of wildlife to be seen. The scenery is incredible. 3rd best trout fishing in North America if you are into that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place with a nice view from the buildings. Take a ride along the river and you could see a lot of trees and birds. If you have time, I would like to suggest you to read a book in one of the points along the river.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back home and took the family down to the river where I grew up by. Was amazing seeing how they reacted to the stories I told them of swimming in the river and jumping from the train bridge.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go for a walk along the pathway of the Bow River. So quite and beautiful to see along the pathway. Nice in the summer months .

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fly fishermen travel from around the world for a Bow River experience. ..within the borders of the city! Expect Eagles, pelicans, and herons as well as deer along the river bank.

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