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Bow Falls

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The falls are not spectacular but they are in a pretty area. We were able to walk here from our motel and it was a nice scenic walk.

Thank amarieslosser
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a spectacular place but very pleasant. there is a paved pathway running alongside the falls and river and there are other walks you can go on. it is at the back of the impressive Fairmont hotel and as a golfer I enjoyed seeing parts...More

1  Thank 56RDG
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked the trail from downtown to the falls which is nice walk along the river. Quite a few steps up and down closer to the falls. We visited in the spring when there was a lot of water going over the falls which was...More

1  Thank Cantal
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked from the bridge on Banff Avenue along by the River to these falls. Its a quite up and down walk but very beautiful walking through the trees and by the side of the water. Lots of spots to get good photographs and the...More

1  Thank cossyann
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice recreation area, good information boards. Didn't spend much time there as we were with a tour group, but it looked like a very family friendly place. The lake was beautiful and the falls were nice.

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely, long waterfall. The paved trail beside was appreciated. Free, family friendly. Street parking is an option but rarely available. Location is right beside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

2  Thank tj2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fun time walking the trail long the falls. It was a beautiful day. We took some great pictures.

1  Thank geejam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most spectaculair spot in Banff National Park but a nice stop along the way. When time is limited you can skip this without regret

1  Thank Vince210_210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply divine. A must see if you’re going to Banff. Easy to get to. Incredible work of nature. Great for families and folks of all sorts.

1  Thank FinnieF
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to see. Nearly missed it as small sign on road. Stunning views. Free parking. Path uneven in places and steps

1  Thank Elizabeth/Peter W
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James C
1 June 2015|
Response from MegMarTravel |
The paths are almost all paved and with built in steps so not steep at all but you need to be okay with stairs. About a 3 minute drive to the parking lot from centre of town.