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Bow Falls
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #12 of 82 things to do in Banff
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Must see! Though frozen (mostly) it was a great view and the guide we had was super knowledgeable!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Having visited these lovely falls in summer 2016, we went back on New Year’s Day to find them completely frozen and being able to walk on the river!!! Beautiful

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Bow Falls is the 20-25 minutes walk around Banff Town to the scenic beauty of Bow River. Its not a conventional Waterfall from height! Boating activities with family are possible in the river flow, as the flow of River is calm.

Thank Amol K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Well it's not spectacular as waterfalls go in the height department .. but in the height of summer when the mountain snow is melting a very large volume of water is roaring through.

Visit in winter ( early Jan 18 ) and it's a frozen mass with liquid water flowing out from underneath .. with large areas of the river also thickly frozen so that people walk out on it.

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Getting to Bow Falls involves a short ~15 minute walk from Banff along well maintained paths. The first part is mostly flat but there is a section with some steps up and over a small ridge just before the falls themselves that might be a bit tricky in wet/icy weather. You can also cycle there without too much trouble (barring a short but steepish hill on the way back).

There are nice views of the falls from above and from downstream - the river bends almost 90 degrees just afterwards so you can stand on the bank and look directly up at them along that short stretch of river.

The rest of the landscape at the main viewing point is also well worth seeing, the river flows on down a very scenic valley just after the falls and you can get a good look at that too.

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