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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“fly fishing” (17 reviews)
“float trip” (5 reviews)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the area, walking through the paths and watching the falls 😊 You can go on a rafting ride. The water is cold , it is glaciers waters!

Thank Franca A
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I became enamored of the Bow River during our 10 days of hiking and exploring from the Glacier Visitors Center to Canmore. The river flows through some of the most gorgeous mountains we've ever seen and is an old friend at this...More

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Until I had been on a tour of Alberta I didn't realize how long the Bow River was, it's in Calgary & up in Banff with the Bow River Falls. Beautiful wherever you see it.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of top three rivers in North America apparently for fly fishing! Our trip down the Bow was most entertaining, and educational. Our Guide and Instructor was very informative. Catch and Release of course---So our picnic was that much more enjoyable. Grab a licence and...More

Thank alan a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty river - clean, beautiful color -fresh water, air is crisp and clean. Great place to visit!!

Thank samandlousmom2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

How many major cities can you catch a taxi $15 up the road and float down the river on a hot day in an inflatable raft? Floating past the downtown skyline is a great experience and one your visitors will not forget. And don't worry,...More

Thank Iaan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On on drive to bow river was an amazing experience. The snow started falling and everything was turning white. By the time we arrived the river looked white, was so scenic we couldn't stop photographing.

Thank 560Savita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely scenery and lazy float on river. There are areas for all level of white water rafting for water sports enthusiasts. Bow Falls are worth a visit - wide and tumbling.

Thank 7SA7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked along the river from Centre Street all the way to Fort Calgary. It took about 20 minutes. Watch out for the Canadian Goose poop on the walkway!

Thank Passwest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful river wondering clear throughout Calgary, Alberta. Very clear and fast running. Memorable river.

Thank Debra T
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Wendi B
14 May 2015|
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Response from Paulyo83 | Reviewed this property |
The Bow River starts in the Rockies and goes through the north part of downtown Calgary. In the summer, you'll see many people in the city floating down the river in inner tubes and little rafts.