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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
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made the Quick drive to Bow Falls and found it to be pretty but anticlimactic. You can see it in less than five minutes, but don’t waste time if you are on a tight schedule.

Thank Caleb A
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice view point of the falls and mountains on the edge of the townsite. The trail is closed in winter.

Thank Raina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The usual beautiful scenery that waterfalls and rivers are famous for . Having said that we did not want to miss out on seeing this place even on a tight schedule .

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fun hike and you can never go wrong with being outdoors while in Banff. The falls themselves weren't that great but walking along the Bow River is a stunning walk.

Thank thepartyingtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the opportunity to walk this pathway as soon as we arrived in Banff on a wonderfully sunny day. It was so beautiful with the sound of the rushing waters and very well maintained. There are warning signs regarding bears and cougars and you...More

Thank cocostravelsdotcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful falls and river right next to the wonderful Fairmont Hotel. I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to visit the Fairmont and maybe have a glass of wine in the historic hotel.

Thank annonline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So there is so many wonderful and beautiful things to say about Bow Falls. There is more than one place to view them from and both are just breath taking. On the side with the Banff Springs Hotel they have some stairs up so you...More

Thank Jeri G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always amazed at the beauty of Bow Falls almost in the heart of Banff - when we were there no crowds and very serene with the falling water.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our bikes through the town of Banff thru to Bow Falls. The Falls are very pretty to see in the bright sun with the rainbow effects it casts. The water is very cold even though the air temp in July/August can reach 30C....More

Thank StaceeJean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour of Bow Falls and the sound of the waterfalls mesmerized us all. The scenery was spectacular and the surrounding area with the changing colors of the Aspen and Larch trees make it a photographers dream.

Thank MalyndaMize
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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.