We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bow River

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-268-2489
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
from US$46.21*
1.5-Hour Banff National Park Canoe Tour
Kayaking & Canoeing
More Info
from US$69.27*
Calgary Bow River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure
Segway Tours
More Info
from US$48.90*
Calgary Bow River Valley 60-Minute Segway Adventure
Segway Tours
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fly fishing” (20 reviews)
“trout fishing” (8 reviews)
“float trip” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 403-268-2489
Write a ReviewReviews (552)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 462 reviews

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful pathways for walking and biking to experience views, fall foliage and the Bow River r located along this’s river. There r pathways of varying degrees of difficulty that offer different viewpoints that I would strongly recommend in order to fully take advantage of all...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lots of summer tourists, but I understand why. Just remember NOT to get out of car to take pictures- if bears get used to seeing you, they will endanger their own future by coming closer to towns.

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I spend many days fly fishing the river from my drift boat. There are Rainbow Trout and Brown trout that frequently go over 20 inches. The fall scenery is spectacular as the bushes change color. There are access points and shuttles available to move your...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A beautiful scenery around , nice mountain range , slow flow of water , also went to see Bow Falls , this was awesome with nice point of view for photos

Thank Ghanshyam1949
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Worth a quick stop to see the falls. The glacial water is unlike anything I've ever seen, so beautiful.

Thank Kiderly
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A beautiful ride, it takes you back to the days when North America was unspoiled. The river water is so clear it looks like water from the Caribbean Ocean. Could never get enough of the twisting meandering river, this river wraps around the city of...More

Thank ChattaElder
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We saw the Bow River many different times during our stay and it never disappointed. Some views were nice enough to sit down and stay for a while. Great for canoeing and kayaking.

Thank FlyingDutchman_9
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go with kids and family. Better stay 1 night at Banff and spend more time there and hiking, a lot to see in summer time.

Thank daidaisy
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We rented an inflatable raft and unsure of what to expect, packed a lunch and put on our water shoes and life jackets and headed down to the river. Two vehicles required! We parked one downriver, then drove up to our launching point. The river...More

Thank travellingsooncanada
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Bow River is very clean considering it runs through the city, and has a beautiful walkway running alongside it.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
PreviousNext
12345647
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 110 hotels in Calgary
Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown
149 reviews
.83 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown
133 reviews
.86 km away
Shamrock Hotel
23 reviews
.91 km away
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
933 reviews
1.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Village Ice Cream
735 reviews
.63 km away
Deane House
101 reviews
.49 km away
The Nash
258 reviews
.65 km away
Red's in Ramsay
78 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Calgary Stampede
2,695 reviews
.54 km away
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
183 reviews
.68 km away
Fort Calgary
341 reviews
.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wendi B
14 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote