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Bow Falls, Banff

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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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  • In February the falls were covered with snow and ice, but running underneath. Ice along the edge of the river formed beautiful edges. Lovely winter scene.  more »
  • Beautiful place to discover in nature. Excellent for taking photos or a sandwich.
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  • Bow Falls on the Bow River just before the junction of it and the spray river. Beautiful and spectacular view must see and hike  more »
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  • Surprisingly powerful and impressive falls. I don't know that I would go much out of my way to see them, but they were definitely worth a short detour when I was in Banff already.
  • Nice and convenient to see for the entire family. Its a small fall, but strong currents.
  • We were so impressed coming from the prairies of Saskatchewan, what a beautiful Spot, I wished we'd had more than one afternoon in Banff, so much to discover!!!!
  • The trail can be quite icy in the winter! Well worth the time to hike both sides of the river; paved trails, nice views, and very little elevation gain. A relaxing stroll.
  • amazing view from the sidewalk paths, almost wanted to go tubing down the river :P