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Bow Lake, Banff National Park

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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 Yoho National Park trip builder to visit Bow Lake on your trip to Yoho National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was a beautiful day so after lake louise we travelled up to Bow lake. Plenty of parking and when we got out of the car the wind and cold hit us, wow it was freezing. The mountains were beautiful, b...  read more »
  • Not too busy when we visited so plenty of parking. Super views over the lake to the mountains, quite a peaceful spot. Drinks and more available from the lodge, so a good stopping off place between Ban...  read more »
  • We passed along the edge of part of this lake whilst travelling on the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper and return. It was calm and peaceful and like most lakes that we came across in the Ro...  read more »
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