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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although parts of the Bow River itself don't always freeze up, Bow Falls seems to freeze over nicely and predictably in the winter. There's lots of parking, and good viewpoints for taking the falls in. Ice covers almost the entire falls area, but the rush...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 6 days ago

A short walk from the town. Worthwhile very pretty, sit and watch the water go by then go and have a pint in the pub round the corner.

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful place to check out and a very easy walk. Just park by the falls and have a good look at them. This is a good activity in summer or winter

Thank DrM898
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the largest falls around Alberta, but was very unique when partially frozen, but still have running water on them!

Thank farmgal1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the river from Banff, cross the river on a footbridge to get to the Bow Falls Trail and then walk on the other side of the river to the Falls. Loved it but we went on a very cold but sunny day...More

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice to visit this time of year...not to many people....quiet... and a great walk...fresh and clean

Thank JD W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in November, and while fun to see a waterfall, this would be even more fun/exciting if it was during the melt of spring. The waterfall would be bigger, etc.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of buses and tourists take away from the beauty of this falls. Nice to see but there are better water views elsewhere.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many falls to hike to in Banff Natl Park and enjoy their beauty, this one you can pretty much drive to it. We drove to Surprise Corner as that seemed a little more adventurous. It's a beautiful sight regardless from where you observe...More

Thank Kiderly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and lots of parking. The falls with mountains behind is picture perfect. You can’t take a bad photo here.

Thank L H
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James C
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.