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Bow Falls, Banff

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#4 of 49 in Parks in Banff National Park
Waterfall Nature / Park
Witness a raging torrent of white water at Bow Falls. Listen to the hypnotic roar as the water tumbles down the dramatic cascade. Though not particularly high, the falls are wide, and the power on display is undeniable. If you can handle some stairs, the trail continues beyond the falls and is worth exploring for a peaceful stroll where you might spot some wildlife. Nicely accessible from a nearby carpark, the falls offer something for everyone to enjoy. To visit Bow Falls on your holiday in Banff National Park, and find out what else Banff National Park has to offer, use our Banff National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • Easy to reach. Ease to park your car; Falls are average but nice to go to. Interesting tours possible close by Car. Must do is the circular route of the golf course.  more »
  • Worth a look when you're in Banff. Wide falls impressive this time of year. Rather busy with tourists but pleased we paid a quick visit  more »
  • The Bow Falls are not really dramatic, (more like elevated rapids), but it is beautiful as it falls into the Bow Lake which is surrounded by mountains, making the whole scene beautiful. There are plac...  more »

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