Bow Falls, Banff

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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  • Accessible from my hotel, Caribou Lodge, on main drag on Banff Avenue. Take #1, free transfer to #2 local bus last stop. Waterfall next to the Fairmont Banff Springs castle-like hotel overlooking Bow ...  more »
  • We happened upon Bow Falls by accident as we were attempting to find the "tunnel" on Tunnel Mountain; instead we came upon Bow Falls. Easy access, beautiful falls and hiking trail (sidewalk) along the...  more »
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  • Bow falls and Bow falls trail should be on your to do list when you visit Banff, regardless of the season. The trail is gentle, but all along the river with many scenic spots. Also go down from the falls a bit for an amazing view of the snow capped mountains. It is lovely that raging falls become a gentle stream so quickly.
  • Totally beautiful view and something really to enjoy. I can't say enough but just absorb as much as you can when you are here.
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