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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of good photos at these falls. Take the raft down this river for a very pleasant and scenic ride.

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed yesterday

Right in the town of Banff you can sit on benches to view the thundering falls and the Bow river. Easy access by car for free parking.

Thank herbertl633
Reviewed yesterday

This is an enjoyable walk from downtown Banff. We walked it in the rain and it was a bit mucky but with the right footwear on it is fine. You can hear the falls before you see them. There are much larger waterfalls to see...More

Thank stubenScotland
Reviewed 2 days ago

While we were waiting t check into the Banff Fairmont, our Tauck tour operator brought us down to see the falls for the first time. It is close location,and there is easy parking for people. This waterfall on the Bow River is easily viewable from...More

Thank LongIslandGiirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been taken to the waterfall on a tour but as we were staying in Banff, we took the trail along the river to the falls. This is a great trail along with others around the town. Try to get there before the coach...More

Thank charloefarlie52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must get out of your car to see this beautiful site. Beautiful water falls to experience. A brief walk is worth your while to see nature at its best. A great place to take lovely pictures. The sound of the falls is memorable as...More

Thank cynthiakovatch
Reviewed 2 days ago

I walked from downtown Banff to just below Bow Falls. I went across the foot bridge on the way down, and then crossed into town on the Bow River bridge for cars and pedestrians. There are multiple places to stop with benches right on the...More

Thank wlf
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whole area is wonderful. These falls are good to see but not as impressive as others in the area. As with a lot of tourist spots it depends if you are there at the same time as several coaches.

Thank PhilipLeic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These falls are beautiful but are accessible by car (they are beside the parking lot) so they are busy and noisy. If you aren’t in the mood for a hike, check them out...but there are equally (more so)grand falls to visit without the crowds.

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trick with everything in Banff, especially during the busy summer months is to GO EARLY. It's a little bit of a walk, on a very easy and well maintained path, to the falls area. If you head in that direction in the early morning,...More

Thank Marilyn C
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22 January 2018|
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Response from JD W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure on that
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1 June 2015|
Response from MegMarTravel |
The paths are almost all paved and with built in steps so not steep at all but you need to be okay with stairs. About a 3 minute drive to the parking lot from centre of town.