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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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Beautiful winding river through the heart of Calgary. Spectacular views and scenery dividing the heart is Calgary

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kazabazua, Canada
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Kazabazua, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful winding river through the heart of Calgary. Spectacular views and scenery dividing the heart is Calgary

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Akita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is easily accessible from downtown, quiet and peace river bank that suitable for jogging, bicycle, walk, or even sit at the river bank for a day of painting. I saw birds and squirrel, goose swimming in the river, and they are quite friendly. I would definitely like to there again.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lovely river,now lined by trees with many colored leaves provides tranquility in the middle of a sprawling city. The walk ways,trails and bike lanes provide opportunity for physical movement and relaxation.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The color of the water in this river is amazing. I was left wishing that we'd made time to kayak at least a portion of it. Lots of wildlife in the area.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my River. I live beside it upstream from Calgary. From headwaters at The Bow Glacier to the final emptying in to Hudson's Bay this mighty river never ceases to impress. Take every opportunity you can to interact with this lovely ecosystem.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bow River is exceptional in its beauty. There are many parks and hiking paths along the Bow River. It weaves its way in and around Calgary and into the mountains. Take time to take a walk in and through many of the wonderful parks along side the Bow river. You will never be disappointed. Take a picnic, bring your... More 

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Perth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by the Bow river scenic falls ! It was a great expierence! It was on the scenic tour of the Banff area ! We also saw the Fairmont !

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Bugibba, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Calgary for the first time this summer not knowing that Bow river was cutting through the city. The river gives the city it's unique character. Many activities are happening around the river especially kayaking where you can basically tour the whole city in a kayak. Be careful though to choose the right segment of the river as it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world can be found right along the Bow River. Depending on whether you are driving or walking and depending on where you are by the Bow River there are many areas that are very scenic.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walkways are excellent. Avoiding the busy city centre at weekends is always a joy and during a 3 week trip I spent many an hour just wandering along the river walk

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