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Bow Lake

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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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A nice spot to stop

It was cloudy the day we were there - so we didn't get to see the mountain tops and glaciers you see in some of the photos. However, it was worth stopping for a quick look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cloudy the day we were there - so we didn't get to see the mountain tops and glaciers you see in some of the photos. However, it was worth stopping for a quick look. Easy to view as there is a good size parking area adjacent to the highway. No where near as busy as Lake Louise or... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It was a beautiful day so after lake louise we travelled up to Bow lake. Plenty of parking and when we got out of the car the wind and cold hit us, wow it was freezing. The mountains were beautiful, but please be aware there is a board walk you can go on to take photos, but the step is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not too busy when we visited so plenty of parking. Super views over the lake to the mountains, quite a peaceful spot. Drinks and more available from the lodge, so a good stopping off place between Banff and Jasper.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We passed along the edge of part of this lake whilst travelling on the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper and return. It was calm and peaceful and like most lakes that we came across in the Rocky Mountain Area, had an individual character. Probably not the most spectacular lake but worth stopping to view whilst passing on the Icefields... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a beautiful lake which can easily be seen from a view point on the Icefields Parkway. We drove down to the Lodge where we were able to walk along the shore of the lake. It was glorious, very peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You can see the turquoise glow as you approach. We went mid summer and there was enough parking for everyone stopping to take photos. Defintely worth a stop. It's different enough from the other lakes in the area to make it worth stopping for photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here just to take a break from driving we meant only to stop for 5 minutes but spent almost an hour exploring the area and taking pictures. We also decided we would go back next year with kayaks so we could explore the area more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Bow Lake is a nice stop along the way.. Picnic area , pit toilets and what a view... Remember to pack a lunch... Not to many options

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This beautiful lake is right beside num to jah lodge. The water in the lake is really clear and just so peaceful. There is a hike to Bow Glacier Falls which takes 3 hours return. The track is not great and not very clearly marked but it's manageable and in my opinion worth it. You get to a point that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A nice stop to warm up for the drive. A lovely lake with clear view of the glacier next door to the parking lot

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