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Bow Falls

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Not so grand in the winter, but still a glorious spot to visit and take in the views

Sometimes waterfalls look as good in the winter as they do in summer, but this is not the case with Bow Falls. The falls themselves are quite frozen over, and then capped with an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sometimes waterfalls look as good in the winter as they do in summer, but this is not the case with Bow Falls. The falls themselves are quite frozen over, and then capped with an even layer of snow. That said, this viewing area is still a wonderful place to stop by and take some pictures. There are great views of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those awe inspiring experiences that is a worthwhile to visit if never seen. We take all of our out of province guests to this spot in the town of Banff and near the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Thank Alexander M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well it was minus 36 when we were there so all frozen if you want to see it and walk the trails summer would be the thing but people say it's mega busy then

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went during the winter. Saw pictures of how it looked during the summer. It is different. Theven frozen atmosphere creates a different scenic atmosphere that fits with different people. If you are into the frozen world/hostile terrain atmosphere, it is better to visit during the winter. If you like the liviness then the summer is for you. The walk is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even in freezing temps, this walk to Bow Falls is a must do while in Banff. Some people were actually walking out on the frozen river.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The day after the fantastic 2016 Banff Craft Beer Festival, I spent all but around 3 hours of my day in bed with a terrible, terrible hangover. Roughly 1.5 of those hours was spent attempting to clear my head by making the 7km return walk from my hotel to Bow Falls. This wasn't my only visit to the falls while... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of a tour. The falls were frozen when we visited and completely snow covered so we couldn't see much of it. Nice area beside the river which I think would be a great place to visit with less snow.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning. Picture perfect skylines, beautiful landscapes, a truly untouched piece of heaven. Everywhere you looked, it was just outstanding. Can't fault it one bit, definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bow Falls is more than just the falls--it's also the Bow River, which you can follow via a couple of different trails. This area was so beautiful--it was one of my favorite places in Banff. The trail going towards downtown Banff has stairs and can be steep, so it may not be the best for small children or those with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the falls is very small. i went there in winter, cannot see the falls because of ice. i think do not need to see that. the landscape maybe better in summer time.

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