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Bow Lake, Banff National Park

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Hike into the mountains to the picturesque Bow Lake and appreciate memorable views of the Canadian Rockies. Head to the lake early in the day to see the mountain tops in the distance casting a reflection on the water. Hike around the water on the lakeside trail for more views of the mountains and the Bow River, and keep your eyes peeled for Bow's Glacier. Remember to take your own water and snacks, as refreshments are hard to come by in the area. Use our Banff National Park trip builder to visit Bow Lake on your trip to Banff National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Canada is spectacular for beautiful views and scenery. Bow Lake is no exception. Our son and daughter in law took us exploring on Sunday. Loving that we are seeing wildlife in their natural habitat.  more »
  • This is a good place to visit if you are heading to the Icefield Parkway. I would not go there as the end destination, but as a part of your road trip it is a very very nice stop to make.  more »
  • What a wonderful lake. In icy conditions, even more beautiful then in summer. And a grizzly bear on the way to the lake. Extra surprise.  more »