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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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Nice walk along the river.

Calgary did not excite us all that much. After going to the museum, we decided to walk along the river. Three hour free parking on the street made it easy. Calgary was still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burien, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Calgary did not excite us all that much. After going to the museum, we decided to walk along the river. Three hour free parking on the street made it easy. Calgary was still recovering from a snow storm so we had to watch our step with lots of slick spots. It was a Thursday and first sunny day in awhile... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The natural views in this area are incredible. Peacefulness and serenity surrounds you. If you like to fly fish, this is the place for you.

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NATANYA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big river in pure nature area, grate place to walk on a river side, picnic, and a one our trip by boat animals can be watched early morning and in afternoon.

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Thank Assaf K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Bow.. During all seasons it's beautiful. Calgary is a very lucky city to have such a beautiful river bisecting the city. The pathways and wildlife make it even better. The river is a great place to just go and gather your thoughts.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Calgary and a flyfisher you need to fish the Blue Ribbon bow it's a beautiful river to drift fish. You will hook into some nice Rainbows and Brown trout.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Have been down the Bow many times kayaking. Love it. It is wonderful that it is right in the middle of the city. Easily accessible.

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This is an awesome river to be driving over if you are in Calgary. It's named bow river because it's filled with bows. Great attraction.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

As far as rivers go, the Bow River is not that impressive. It is closer to a large stream. However, the city pathways along the river offer walking alternatives to the model city for urban sprawl. Perhaps you can ignore the fact that the city is designed for cars instead of people and do a walking tour of Calgary, starting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Best place to picnic in summer with kids, family and friends. Lots of activities for kids, kayaking, etc,...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A must! It's so beautiful, especially during fall! Pictures don't do it justice. I want to go back in the summer!

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