Bow Falls, Banff

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  • Address: Bow Falls, Banff, Canada T1L 1K2, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1403-7621550
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfall, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Nature
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bow Falls

  • 95% of people who visit Banff include Bow Falls in their plan

  • 52.75% of people start their Bow Falls visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Bow Falls

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bow Falls

People normally club together Banff Visitor Information Centre and Tunnel Mountain Drive while planning their visit to Bow Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Bow Falls, Banff Reviews

  • The falls are a great place to visit in summer and winter although the falls are mostly frozen over in winter. Only a few minutes drive/bike ride and about a 15min walk from town. There are a few pathways along the river so you can get a closer look at the falls. The parking lot gets very full in summer time.

  • Easily assessable from downtown. We always walk from the hotel through downtown then through the trails. It’s lovely to be able to take the walk, see scenery, have dinner on the way home and drink without having to worry about driving! And it’s pretty cool to see the Fairmont hotel

  • Definitely one of the coolest places I've been. The trail is really nice and a fairly easy walk. Would love to come back in the future.

  • Typical amazing destination even if you don’t have the time to stay long to do other trails. In summer this place is packed with tourists.

  • Great waterfall hidden beneath the beautiful town. Great views all around lots of area to walk around with kids or wheelchairs. Is there anything this town doesn’t have?

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