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Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
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This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fly fishing” (21 reviews)
“float trip” (7 reviews)
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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"fly fishing"
in 21 reviews
"float trip"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 15 reviews
"life jackets"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 5 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 8 reviews
"both sides"
in 6 reviews
"downtown calgary"
in 19 reviews
"east village"
in 5 reviews
"rocky mountains"
in 8 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"bike ride"
in 5 reviews
"peace bridge"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"world class"
in 7 reviews
"paths"
in 40 reviews
"beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous views of the river and the surrounding mountains from the Bow Valley Parkway...and you may even catch some wildlife!

Thank Mississauga-Chick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Biked along the river on both sides past downtown and about half hour West. The river is beautiful. Plenty of other people biking and walking along the river. Felt good to be active along with so many other people along a beautiful paved trail.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great walk in the centre of the city. On a warm day, busy. There are great stops along the way, restaurants, cafe's and ice cream. There are additional improvements being made.

Thank Perseverance
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bow River Pathway or Riverwalk extends for miles along both banks of the Bow River. It is easily accessible from many points downtown, and offers numerous ways across by dedicated pedestrian bridges or walkways on street bridges. The paths are smooth and wide, with...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Have spent numerous days walking the pathways near the bow, Bowness and Sandy beach areas are my favorite.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beautiful clear water, flows from the nearby (100km) mountains and winds its way through Calgary. Many scenic sights. Wonderful for summer floats down the river.

Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were in Calgary in winter, and the family still curses me for taking them on a walk along the Bow River in -28C weather. But it was worth it. Stunningly beautiful parklands and the semi-frozen river. Look out for black squirrels and Canada Geese....More

Thank Erkimi
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Bow River is a National Treasure. Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing (go with a local guide) rafting, scenic....I recommend you start high in the mountains...

Thank crazyhorse2007
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

No matter where you go or time of year it's lovely to see. Lately we noticed the eagles, which are incredible. Fun to see people fishing too.

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Absolutely breath taking, the water is such a beautiful colour, so peaceful and serene. The falls in banff are particularly beautiful and captivating.

Thank emzmac
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Bluessisters
31 March 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We're just travellers, so for sure we'd suggest searching for tour options on the web. There is no regular train service from Calgary anywhere, and I believe the Rocky Mountaineer does get you out of Calgary, but likely... More
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Wendi B
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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.
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