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COWS Banff

) #3 of 11 Dessert in Banff #25 of 123 Places to Eat in Banff $
134 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-760-3493
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (262 reviews)
“waffle cone” (23 reviews)
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134 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed some great creamy ice cream at Cows Banff. They make their own cone right on sight. Cows merchandise fun and is right next door. Fun Tshirts with takes on famous TV shows

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited today and we all had a double scoop ice cream - really tasty fresh waffles cones and REALLY tasty ice cream - the only problem is that there are so many different flavours it took ages for us to decide what flavours we...More

Thank hotbakery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cows is simply awesome! The range of flavours is large, eclectic and so delicious. I tried chocolate cheesecake and caramel moochiato and loved them. The ice-cream is so creamy and the toffee sauce in my caramel selection was delicious. Cones were being prepared in store...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up visiting Banff village twice during our 6 day stay in the National Park, specifically to go to COWS! The ice cream is truly out of this world and deserves all the praise it receives, and more! Creative flavor names too. I would...More

Thank jakewblake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to line up but well worth the short wait. Six staff kept the line moving to arrive at some of the best flavour combos ever tasted. Keep it up Cows

Thank Shane D
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Lots of flavours to choose from! I picked three and got them together in a bowl. They have lots of cow memorabilia which is super cute. Prices aren't bad but it is a specialty food shop, so don't go in expecting the price you'd pay...More

Thank kpodell
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Very good ice cream in creative flavors. Apparently made on Prince Edward Island. The line wasn't too long, and we thought it was worth the wait.

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed December 25, 2016

They are right on Banff Ave, so easy to find. Ice cream is delicious, with about 20 different flavours. Staff are friendly and helpful and the shirts are always timely and entertaining. Reasonable prices for great ice cream.

1  Thank RSoxFamily2011
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Every Mother's Day weekend, for the past 10 years, my daughter and I travel 5 hours, to our favorite place. Banff is the heart of the Alberta Rockies, and any time of year, is the best time to visit! Every evening, following our day of...More

1  Thank Sherri F
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Long queues out the door, but well worth it! Amazing range of flavours - glad to have the queue as you needed the time to decide what to choose! Really fun, and very memorable.

1  Thank Lorrie F
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada (Formerly Cows Ice Cream)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-3493
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