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Bow Falls, Banff
(4.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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, and find out what else Banff has to offer, use our Banff vacation trip planner.
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  • Even if you don't have a car - you can easily walk to Bow falls. Depending on the time of the year....the water-flow can be roaring or more gentle. Beautiful place top take photos and have seen many a...  more »
  • When we were in Banff in October 2016, it was recommended to us to see the Bow River Falls. They were a short walk from Banff's main street and we were expecting some stunning falls when we got there....  more »
  • We went to Bow Falls in the evening of the same date we arrived in the city. You don't need to have a car to go there, just take a walk from Banff avenue, it's a 10 minute walk! 
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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