Bow Falls, Banff

4.3
#5 of 63 in Parks in Banff National 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. Arrange your visit to Bow Falls and discover more family-friendly attractions in Banff National Park using our Banff National Park trip maker tool .
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  • Worth a look at this beautiful waterfall that many people gather to photograph. You can walk here after crossing the Bow river bridge near the Cascade Gardens in Banff.  more »
  • Beautiful scenery, we were lucky enough to see some moose hanging about in the late afternoon, the falls are a fantastic attraction and absolutely breath taking.  more »
  • The Bow Falls look more like rapids to me, but they're still a lot of fun to see. In fact, this was one of the first places my partner and I stopped during our visit to Banff. We were staying at the F...  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of God's creation, nice, accessible flat trail for most part
  • Nice little waterfall. Easy to get to. Not to be mistaken with Bow falls in bow lake which has a far larger waterfall.
  • Wonderful place to hang out and for river sports etc. Clean waters and fresh air. Must visit!
  • Absolutely wonderful trail that that takes you from Banff Avenue to the Bow waterfalls. Looks amazing as you travel along side the Bow River and watching it develop as a waterfall
  • Beautiful falls a short walk from downtown. Go early, especially in the summer as anything after 10a is busy, busy, busy.
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