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Bow Lake, Banff National Park
(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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  • Driving the ice fields Parkway, and spread this Lake and mountains, and on the right side of the road and you will see. Lake just located between parking and landscape with panoramic views. The color of the rocks of the mountain without snow personally visited in early October, earlier than usual snowfall and snow capped mountains, is it beautiful, but I wanted to see.
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  • It was cloudy the day we were there - so we didn't get to see the mountain tops and glaciers you see in some of the photos. However, it was worth stopping for a quick look. Easy to view as there is a ...  more »
  • Back from the ' Highway, North. Meet the Lake and also great environment! Its name is bow Lake. Quite different from Lake of melted cream around the area, such as emerald green, even where a transparent blue 1 color. I'm very nice. Look down, higher highway passing through the parked cars from the shores and can go down. Of course around the car to be turned from the shores. World no one down slope somewhat like the cliff next to the highway and reach the shores of the Lake. Sounds like sound waves their own space. Big Lake so overwhelmed. Judging by the very clear to close. Then turn the car to the parking lot, walked the Lake trails. No matter how many times is one of the featured Lakes never get tired. Shallows off a little good luck and get (try walking it, fallen trees), 360 ° panoramic Lake TVCM like views.
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