Bow River
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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TennisStar602
New Jersey612 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
The Bow River was a major waterway of Calgary. I walked over some bridges of this River, and I took multiple walks which paralleled this River.
Written July 12, 2023
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clf51
Waterloo, Canada280 contributions
Jun. 2023
The river was walking distance from our hotel (Fairmont). At this spot, there is a waterfall and the water moves very fast. Great for pictures.
Written June 13, 2023
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savvygourmande
19 contributions
Jun. 2023
This is a lovely cityscape that is well developed alongside this rapidly moving river. Multiuse noted from biking and hiking trails to kyaking and fishing.
Written June 10, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,638 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
There is something soothing about having a river run through a city. A river can be good photographic subject matter. It can cool things off somewhat. It can wind its way around nice areas like Prince's Island Park. The Bow River does all these things.
Written June 6, 2023
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Cheryl
6 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous views! Turquoise water! The town trails are wide and well maintained…. There is plentiful parking…. At least in April!!!
Written April 30, 2023
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Carla
Niagara Falls, Canada96 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
It’s so fun. Get a raft and your friends and family and head down the river. You will see hundreds of people doing it and it’s so fun I highly recommend it.
Written September 17, 2022
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Happy
Singapore, Singapore327 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Pleasant walk along the river. Has a lot of bridges that links roads across the river. Joggers and cyclists are often seen enjoying the open spaces. Nice to see the geese and goslings roaming around.
Written June 14, 2022
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,382 contributions
Feb. 2022
During the snow season, October to April, the Bow River is still gorgeous and a delight to look at. Calgary's brilliant pathways and parks offer many places to access the river views safely. Some are tempted by the apparently thick ice on the shore, but that can be HIGHLY dangerous and must be avoided.
Written February 8, 2022
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Sandi
Calgary147 contributions
Jul. 2021
It was just a nice walk along the river path, good coffee shop at the end of it. Differentiates cyclists from walkers, which is useful.
Written July 19, 2021
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fran
Ontario, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2021
Beautiful trail walking distance from Holiday Inn Express DT Calgary. Recommended must visit. Totally enjoyed my walk!
Written July 13, 2021
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