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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We started a day of driving an exploring from our hotel in Banff with a stop at Bow Falls and were so glad we did. It is a very beautiful stop with the frozen lake but running waterfall. Plenty of people were there walking on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wilksett82
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the walk from downtown Banff. Stunning walk along the bow river, across the new bridge, through the trees and up over the steps. It takes about 20 mins.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sammycinnamon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot to visit. Less busy in March and today weather was 15. It’s awesome. Nice to see it in winter.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Isabelle B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bow Falls is a set of lovely waterfalls/rapids on the outskirts of Banff. It's a great spot for some pictures and has decent car parking. Situated near the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, it is only about a half mile walk from the centre of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dabran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped over on our way to the view point. great scenery and highly recommend when in Banff. Continue driving down the road and it will lead you into the city

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pinaespodiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's beautiful which makes it reasonable to be touristy but still soo crowded. Once was enough for me :)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank williamgreen7890
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Bow Falls many times and each time it amazes me. In the summer, the colors and the sound will make you feel like you are miles from anyone else. We last saw it a few weeks ago, and even in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Canadianenthusiast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our dog here for a hike and it was gorgeous! We were able to walk out onto the lake for some great pictures. After you get to the falls on the viewing deck, keep walking down toward the large signage for the best...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 505jillg
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Just down from the Fairmont Springs Hotel is this scenic spot. Virtually all of it was frozen and you could walk on the river .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bedfordrl
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We were there in the Summer...only place that was not overcrowded. Parking was available and it was so peaceful and beautiful, we spent an hour taking pictures.

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 29, 2018|
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Response from Juliab571 | Reviewed this property |
90 Minutes.
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from EKSKS21 | Reviewed this property |
Toilet Facilities at base of Falls and nearby ar Fairmont Springs Hotel which we were allowed to use during our visit. No Washrooms situated at actual viewpoint but not an issue as so many are in nearby vicinity withing... More
January 22, 2018|
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Response from JD W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure on that