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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews the river the banff springs hotel marilyn monroe nice walk fairmont hotel easy walk parking lot town centre golf course surprise corner beautiful view trail roar rapids winter cascade benches
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A scenic place to see the waterfalls. A very nice hiking trail goes all the way along the river. There is a small beach.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not fantastic views but it is good enough if you drive up there. Not a massive falls but pretty to see

Thank Shobahari
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walk from town to the Fairmont and it’s a lovely pass by the falls. Beautiful walking area and great pathway.

Thank T B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bow Falls is a lovely gradual waterfall in very close proximity (a short stroll) to the famous Banff Springs Hotel. It is in a beautiful setting with the evergreen trees and Rocky Mountains. There is a nice path along side of the falls. The path...More

Thank Kioritraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to walk to from Banff centre, also car parking area adjacent. Very good photos/video opportunity. Interesting information boards.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A bus tour included this location, but it is such an easy and pleasant walk from downtown Banff we returned. Sadly, icy steps prevented us from reaching the viewing point at the bottom of the rapids, but even part way it was worth doing.

Thank arctosMac
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Bow Falls parking lot is a busy place and unless you arrive early or late in the day might be very crowded, but it's worth the stop. The falls are massive and powerful. Having done several days of white water rafting earlier this year...More

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from downtown Banff are the brilliant Bow Falls... but don't be like us and stop short at the rapids! It's a great walk on a sunny day and just over the second hill you will find something worth capturing on your...More

Thank Karvy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a lovely 15 to 20min walk to Bow falls from Banff Ave. You can also drive to the falls, there is parking.

Thank julieday12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These small falls are more like rapids. The scenary everywhere in Banff is spectacular, but this is not a highlight for me.

Thank larryjw1
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I was looking for toilet too when I was there but I didn’t see one.
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Sorry not sure on that