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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
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a rainy day, we we did an all-day walk of the townsite. We saw approximately half of the buildings listed in the Walking Through Banff’s History leaflet (self-guided tour). Part of our walk was along the Bow Falls Trail to Bow Falls.

Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice scenic place to go while in Banff. It is a little way from the main street so I recommend driving here. Parking can be difficult at times. Well worth the visit.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a major world tourist spot and it is free to visit. So if you are in Banff, you pretty much need to see this so you can say you did. Not the greatest but it is well known. I have been about 20...More

Thank PMahdis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 👍🏻

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank adr82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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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.