We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Banff City Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
More Info
and up
Banff Day Trip from Calgary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (495 reviews)
“marilyn monroe” (29 reviews)
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
Write a ReviewReviews (3,136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

21 - 30 of 2,778 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Our last destination on this tour was to Bow Falls, a major waterfall albeit wide and short, on the Bow River, within walking distance of the Banff Springs Hotel. We could just make out the grandeur of the distant mountains over the long view of...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Really pretty walk to Bow Falls. Regardless of the cool temp, it was wonderful walking to see it. It's absolutely lovely.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great scenery, easy hiking and lots of photo opportunities. Took hike with family memebers of all ages and abilities.

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place ! It’s a great place to get some exercise and see the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Thank DJcatpatterson
Reviewed 15 December 2017

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 12 December 2017

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 11 December 2017

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 7 December 2017

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

Thank farmgal1960
Reviewed 6 December 2017 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 4 December 2017 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Banff
Fairmont Banff Springs
7,089 reviews
.17 km away
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
518 reviews
.68 km away
Mount Royal Hotel
1,105 reviews
1.36 km away
Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch
12 reviews
1.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar
455 reviews
.68 km away
Chuck's Steakhouse
208 reviews
1.26 km away
1888 Chop House
229 reviews
.20 km away
Rundle Lounge
554 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Banff National Park
267 reviews
.04 km away
Tunnel Mountain Drive
512 reviews
.21 km away
Banff Park Museum
355 reviews
1.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Unlike the Fairmont Banff Springs, the Rimrock is not within easy walking distance to a river or stream. People do a lot of fly fishing inside the city limits of Calgary, and for those spots, you really just have to look... More
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.