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Bow River

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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers...

This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.

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Great fishing

Great fun on the river going to also try rafting again this year some of the best fishing in the world

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fun on the river going to also try rafting again this year some of the best fishing in the world

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Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful river and runs throughout the city. Great place to walk within a city and enjoy nature. Nice view of downtown.

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Thank bon992017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike paths thatw go up and down the Bow in downtown Calgary are nice when it is not peak before or after work hours. The path can be quite busy, some sections can be bumpy but an overall wonderful way to get around the city, see the views and get some exercise!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Banff, you can find the spot where Marilyn Monroe was playing with Robert Mitchum... The bow river look like really healthy river in comparison of some rivers overseas... That's true

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River runs right through the centre of town and makes for very attractive area to walk through with great path system. Out of interest the Bow River is named after the trees along the river that the indigenous tribes used to cut down to make Bows to shoot game with.

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Bow is more impressive as part of Banff National Park. In Calgary, it is just a confined waterway. Some people canoe it in the summer. A few years ago, it flooded and caused chaos in Alberta's largest city. The Park in the downtown area is pleasant in the summer, and the River Cafe is one of the best in... More 

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A defining feature of Calgary--you can spot its graceful bends and bows from many places you might go. Canadians seem to treasure this river. We enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with it throughout our travels in the Rockies.

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Bow River run from the west to the east through Calgary. People play in the river, fish, raft and canoe in the river. There are beautiful walking paths on both sides of the river.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

You have arrived in heaven. Bring a ton of space on camera cards or cell phones. I know people that have travelled the world and put the friendly people and Canadian Rockies in the top 3 in all of their experiences for pleasure and beauty. Please respect the wildlife.

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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Even in winter, the path along the Elbow / Bow River is cleared so dog walkers, strollers and joggers can access. Nice view down to the river, and views of bridges dotted with groups of Canadian geese back a bit too early

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