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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to enjoy a nutritiously packed picnic, take some awesome selfies together and a hearty hike to work up an appetite for each other later!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank datenightideas
Reviewed February 14, 2019

For visitors from warmer climes, taking a look at the Bow River in Calgary mid winter is highly recommended. This February has been particularly cold, and so the river has frozen completely, from bank to bank, more than in previous years. NEVER go onto the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Whether you like canoeing or hiking this is a place to see. This is also a good jogging place. There were roadworks that seemed to cut off the artery from the trail.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Canadadreaming
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Excellent pathway all along the river. There are benches as well as some parks with picnic benches as well as coffee shops along the path. You always see a lot of canoes, kayaks and flotation devices floating down the river in summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CathA37
Reviewed January 21, 2019

The Bow cuts through Calgary with many opportunities to be right next to it in There are various locations and City Parks along the river bed. So many beautiful scenes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 457brucep
Reviewed January 17, 2019

This is a national treasure. Most places the scenery is spectacular and I have seen most of it from the water. Drift boating, jet boating, walk and wading, hiking, camping, swimming - it has everything. If you are a fisherman you will catch the "Big...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Bow river is connected to centre street bridge and you can see the river via the prince's island park. A nice view to stroll around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank atelibra
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We live nearby and take many walks along the Bow River. I also enjoy biking on the bike path which runs all along the river to just past the Calgary Zoo where it loops around and becomes Harvey's Trail. It follows into the boardwalk down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicholle L
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We went for the walk along the river near prince Island park and it was good time. Its recommended for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sim V
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer you pass the Bow River and it is a spectacular site, the winding river is very good to follow and some of the mountains around are spectacular. This is a must if you can get to see this river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank douglasrobert
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February 10, 2019|
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Response from atelibra | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is park fee. Just check the weather. I went there oct and nov last yr.
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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
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Response from Riz Van H | Reviewed this property |
There are Rocky Mountain centres in many main attraction sites of Alberta for your guidance, Then there are Travel Alberta centres and websites that can help you plan your trip [mimicking if their plan doesn't suite your... More