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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was winter magic. The falls are icing over and the overspray on the banks and trees were breathtaking. You can walk a short path to stand above the falls which is great for photos. You can drive down to the parking lot next to...More

Thank Retsababe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and walked the bow falls path with our pups. Easy track to hike and plenty of beautiful vistas to take in and for photographs. Links the town of Banff to the band springs hotel golf course.

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Reviewed yesterday

we took a drive along the River and ended up at the Falls. It was so pretty and cold. Loved the sound of the falls crashing into the River. The surrounding forest was just breath taking

Thank OrchardOrchid
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to the falls many times,in all seasons. It is very beautiful,a great place to sit and relax. You can also take a walk by the river or up to the falls. In winter this path is closed,but the falls remain fascinating when...More

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got there late in the day, but that did not deter from the awesomeness of the falls. They were very pretty with parts of it being frozen. The edges around the river were also frozen. Be sure and walk down river a little to see...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The falls can barely be categorized as "falls", since it's very tiny. The walk by the Bow river is nice, but really nothing spectacular. I wouldn't make a special visit just to come here, if you are tight in time, this can definitely be skipped...More

Thank Mellisa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the walking path from downtown Banff to the Falls and it was so beautiful. Such a great path with lots of stop off points with bench seating to just loose track of time enjoying the views and the sound of water. Always something...More

Thank froglag
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from any angle is breath-taking. Liz Tylor shot a film in this location. Nice place to hike

Thank plabeau
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see a little Nature, but wasn't fit enough for a real hike. The walk to Bow Falls was pleasant and I was rewarded with some awesome vistas.

Thank AttyDan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls are below the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. They are short walk from downtown or the hotel or you can drive. The parking lot is right at the falls. The falls are somewhat flat - like a 45 degree angle, but they are dramatic....More

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I was looking for toilet too when I was there but I didn’t see one.
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Sorry not sure on that