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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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Make this part of your walking tour of Calgary

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a normal river separating parts of Calgary.Nice mountains can be seen in the distance.Lovely trees abound both sides.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are more than a few great spots around Calgary to sit and enjoy the beauty of the Bow River. Never under estimate the power of this ever changing river. In the summer months, the Bow becomes a haven for tubing however danger lurks with it's under tows, currents, branches and rocks and caution is advised. Never trust the ice... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful river running through Calgary, great for long rafting trips, very popular with the fly fishermen, and I have lived near it, and walked, and swam my dogs in it, for over 30 years. Hard to review, having walked beside it winter, summer, and everything in between, for years, it has been glorious, and crappy, sometimes in... More 

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Warwick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel to Alberta and bc on honeymoon and enjoyed lots of beautiful views of natures finest outdoors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite and good pathway for nice evenings walking ,also you can cycle,walk for hours.good for family and have got bench can sit n relax

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Use to live in Cranston and go almost everyday to the river bank. It's gorgeous over there! Fishing was so so though.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

For some nice views of the river or good fishing, use the bike paths or just stop at the many benches for a little picnic along the river.

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