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Bow Falls

Bow Falls

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The Bow Falls are located on the Bow River in Alberta's Banff National Park, within walking distance of the Banff Springs Hotel. The short, wide, cascading falls make for a popular sightseeing stop, likely because of how accessible the natural destination is—the falls can be easily enjoyed by people of all abilities and all ages. Trails for pedestrians and cyclists wind along the south shore of the Bow River and its rapids, with the walking trail climbing up to the clifftop where the falls begin (bicycles aren’t allowed at the top).

The viewing areas at Bow Falls offer vistas of the river and the falls themselves, while a cement promenade located at the base of the cascade has a few benches to sit on, though most people sit on the ledge of the promenade and enjoy the views from there. At the far end of the promenade is a small, sandy beach where rafting and kayak tours often begin.

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Bow River Ave., Banff, Alberta, T0L
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Banff

Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Banff

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Get a quick immersion in the stunning environment surrounding the city of Banff on this tour. Discover natural attractions like the hoodoos, strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind, and take in fantastic views on a Banff Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. You can also upgrade to include a cruise on placid Lake Minnewanka. This Banff sightseeing tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.98
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$134.98
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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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Take an unexpected winter excursion through the landscape of Banff as you search for the park’s famous wildlife on this tour. Head out on a nature-spotting tour to observe animals and learn about their ability to survive the cold winter months. Your morning tour includes round-trip transportation, a professional guide, a light snack and hot chocolate.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.30
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$62.30
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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Explore the historic landmarks and natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation, and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. This guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.04
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Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

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Attractions: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Banff Upper Hot Spring or Upgrade to Horse Sleigh Ride ● Bow Falls ● Surprise Corner Venture into the Canadian Rockies for a day of alpine adventure, taking in breathtaking views of the peaks, lakes, and forested valleys of Banff National Park. Between stops at scenic viewpoints, stop to soak in the mineral-rich waters of Banff's thermal hot springs. Optional tours are available. Please contact us for more details. #1. Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Take a Gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. (approx 60 mintues) #2. Banff Banff Horse Sleigh Ride. Instead soaking in the Hot Spring, joining a sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a quintessential winter experience. (approx 45 mintues) This is a small group tour - Maxmium 8 guests *Private Tour Optional available - exclusively for your family/group (maximum guest of 4, service time 10 hours)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.95
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$114.95
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Winter Banff/ Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary 1 Day Tour

Winter Banff/ Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary 1 Day Tour

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In the winters of Banff National Park, sub-zero temperatures turn mighty waterfalls into glittering pillars of ice.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.65
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Banff Area 1-Day & Canyon Walk from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day & Canyon Walk from Calgary or Banff

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Attractions & Activities: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Johnston Canyon Walk ● Bow Falls ● Surprise Corner ● Hoodoos Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies with a variety of 1-day tour. From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Starting your day with rolling by the steep slopes of Sulphur Mountain for the chance to take a gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff and Snap photos of Johnston Canyon's limestone-carving creek. Fill your camera with misty shots of the tumbling rapids at Bow Falls, capture panoramic images of downtown Banff framed against a backdrop of craggy peaks from the Surprise Corner lookout, and keep your eyes peeled for the monolithic silhouette of glacier-carved Hoodoos as you head out of town and back to Calgary.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.22
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$120.22
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Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 13 guests

Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 13 guests

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See the vast landscapes, soaring mountains, and baby blue Lake Louise during this small-group, full-day, guided tour of Banff onboard a mini-bus. Experience driving on the Ice Field Parkway and make a stop at Lake Minnewanka keeping an eye out for elks and bighorn sheep. Lookout over the mountain town of Banff from high above at the Mount Norquay from lookout before stopping at Chateau Lake Louise to explore.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$883.80
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1 Hour Spray River Ride

1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 1-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and cross through the tranquil Spray River, and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.40
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4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 4-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.53
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

Travelers in Banff, Canada experience stunning mountain vistas that serve as the perfect backdrop for vacation photos. But if you want images that you can really treasure, don't settle for average smartphone snapshots. Instead try this private photoshoot experience with a professional photographer. Just pick a day and select your preferred Banff route, and after your shoot, bring home dozens of high resolution images that you can be proud to share with friends and family.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years, and also make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its turquoise waters. Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff; snap photos of Johnston Canyon's limestone-carving creek; indulging with the sweeping views from Surprise Corner.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.76
Price varies by group size
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$362.76
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Banff and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Banff, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.88
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Banff

Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Banff and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Banff, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$708.34
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Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Explore the frozen expanses of the Columbia Icefield, snap photos of the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the erosive legacy around Banff and Jasper's national parks. At the edge of the Columbia Icefield, hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider consider an optional tour to the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer. Continue on to the shores of Bow Lake, where you can snap photos of the Waputik Range's jagged peaks, and check out the icy foot of the Crowfoot Glacier, and then swing by Peyto Lake whose blue-green waters seem to glow due to their high mineral content. From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the must-visit natural attraction Johnston Canyon (if closed, replaced by Lake Minnwanka). Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.76
Price varies by group size
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bow Falls can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 14 Bow Falls tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Bow Falls costs USD 62.30. Guided Bow Falls tours start around USD 62.30 per person. See all 14 Bow Falls tickets and tours on Viator.

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