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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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Breathtaking

The mighty bow. Take a moment where ever you may be to spend a little time near the water. Calgary, Bragg Creek and Canmore are all great places along the bow.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mighty bow. Take a moment where ever you may be to spend a little time near the water. Calgary, Bragg Creek and Canmore are all great places along the bow.

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96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether its up in the mountains or running through the middle of Calgary, the Bow is a freshing place to spend a moment. Sitting on a bench, walking, running, cycling. One of those places/natural features that makes Canada what it is.

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One just needs to look around to see why. With all the twists and turns. It looks like it would be fun in a raft but not at this time of the year. Nice views and such.

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Thank Drake H
Calgary
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many places along the river to walk and hike. I never get tired of going there. Birds everywhere, all kinds of trails and sightseeing. It is endless and constantly changing and paths being upgraded.

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Thank swcgy
Porbandar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bow river pathway is a place for walk lovers. amazing natural scenery and beautiful flowing river. Good place to visit early morning and late evenings.

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Strathmore, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised to see the river not frozen during our time in Calgary as it was rather cold. The views are pretty interesting. Would not recommend going in unless you are a penguin.

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Thank Esme W
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We always love going for a walk or bike ride along this river in Calgary and we love to go out to the mountains or Kananaskis and love seeing this amazing natural beautiful and powerful river. It is great for canoeing, fishing, dipping your toes in and just admiring the beauty of it.

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Thank 107Lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I got to do horse sledding on the river on Christmas night; while chilly, it was still and amazing experience sledding over a completely frozen lake. It also has multiple trails around it for hiking. I would highly recommend a visit to the trails in and near the Baanf downtown region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In the summer one of the must-do activities in Calgary is to Float The Bow... most afternoons and weekends you'll see locals and visitors alike take to various inflatable crafts and set off for a few hours of gently drifting down the Bow River. We hired a large dinghy from Calgary Curling Club (on Memorial Drive) and they also provided... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful river in summer and winter. Start from down town (maybe at Eau Claire mall) and walk upstream. Cross at one of the many bridges and return on the other side.

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