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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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“the river” (413 reviews)
“nice walk” (88 reviews)
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed yesterday

Crystal water nestled at the base of the Banff Springs hotel. Although the water torrents over the falls, it remains crystal clear, AND COLD. Smooth rocks polished by the rushing water surrounded by a deep green evergreen and poplar forest. Keep your eyes open, perhaps...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed yesterday

Our stop at Bow falls was part of a sightseeing tour conducted by Brewster's. The falls were largely unremarkable apart from the jagged rocks interspersing the white water, however, being the middle of summer, they were at their lowest flow, so we didn't see them...More

Thank koreenn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a couple of minutes here to take in the views and stretch out legs before driving onto Calgary. Was a lovely outdoor park space with great views of the fairmont hotel and the falls. I could sit and people/view watch all day.

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first visit to Banff and I missed seeing the river on the drive to the hotel. Too concerned about the next turn. Saw the falls from the Gondola ride so we investigated and walked from the Roam bus stop. Nice walk along the Bow...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice green park alongside the Bow river just outside of the downtown area. Parking is available but there is also a nice paved trailway and walking bridge from downtown to the falls. There is also a launching area for commercial float rides down the...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great viewing area for the falls and a nice place to have a picnic. Just below the Fairmont Hotel. Watch kayaks and rafts below the falls.

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The falls are small in comparison with others in the area. There is a lot of water rushing over the falls. A good view of the falls is from the raft trip.

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good photo opportunities of this waterfall are available from the main road and there is very good parking available.

Thank gypsy039
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really pretty falls just a couple of minutes from downtown Banff. Great photo ops. Easy walk up the stair-cased path to see the falls from above, too. Also, great views of the castle-like historic Banff Springs Hotel up above. Really nice attraction in a very...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok, this fall is not as grand as Niagara Falls, but it has its own charm and feel! Watch (again) the film: "the river has no return" before you go. Sign the song along the river, time travel back to the film.

Thank Jun M
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