Tours for Bow Falls
About Bow Falls, Banff
One of the best things about the Bow River is its accessibility. A popular tourist attraction, the Bow Falls are one of the most loved natural attractions of the Banff National Park. Unlike the conventional waterfalls, the water doesn’t cascade from a great height; the Bow Falls are wide and short, powerful all the same! During the summer, if you’re positioned correctly, you’ll see the mist rise and might also be caught in the spray that comes along with it.
Bow Falls Information
- You could either rent a car, undertake the drive yourself or you could sign up for a tour.
Restaurants Near Bow Falls
- Larkspur Lounge
- Bow Valley Grill
- Rundle Lounge
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Whitewater rafting is the ultimate summer outdoor activity and the Kicking Horse River is the best river in the Canadian Rockies! With your transport included, embark in 2 - 2.5 hours of upper canyon rafting on a half day trip from Banff, before heading back to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Please note: This trip is catered to participants 12 years and up.
While in Banff, enjoy a mild whitewater rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River, the premier rafting river in the Canadian Rockies. On this 1-hour rafting expedition, spend an hour paddling Class II and III rapids at a leisurely pace with your guide, and then enjoy a BBQ lunch.
This activity is catered to families with children 6-11 years, and those seeking a calmer river-rafting experience.
Animal lovers, don't miss your chance to discover the grizzly bear! Leaving Banff behind, you'll take a ride in a gondola for a great view of grizzly country, then visit the grizzly refuge where you can observe an orphaned grizzly bear as it romps and plays in a natural bear habitat.
Get out in Canada’s crisp mountain air on one of these four iconic hikes in the Banff and Lake Louise areas of Alberta. The Canadian Rockies offer a dramatic backdrop to explore some of North America’s most spectacular hikes, for varying levels and abilities. Trek to classic locations and see spectacular views of Peyto Lake's otherworldly blue hues. Share your passion for the mountains with the local, enthusiastic guides. Explore the Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park Trails or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
Share your experience - Rate Bow Falls, Banff
Amazing spot. Very busy, but still easily navigable with a 4 year old. Easy walk up the stairs to see the different falls. Also a great spot to dip your feet in the river.
The main plus of this attraction is that it is easily accessible within the town of Banff. It is a beautiful place with great views, not just of the falls, but of the surrounding river and mountain vistas as well. It has a pretty large parking lot. I did not find any washrooms though. There were people with boats on the shore plus it looks like some trails by the riverside so more time could definitely be spent in the area. Visited May 2016
The location. The colors of the water. The smell. All of it is amazing.
Incredible sight and easy to get around. Lots of benches and places to settle down to enjoy the view and cold breeze from the water. I went at 2pm in July and wasn't too crowded.
It is a ok place. Good to take some pictures but is not something that will surprise you.
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