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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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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.

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Gürkan Ü
June 18, 2018|
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
March 30, 2018|
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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
Wendi B
May 14, 2015|
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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.