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Bow Lake

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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Lovely view over the lake and the Crowfoot Glacier.

This stop is right alongside the Icefield Parkway. You can climb down from the parking lot to the banks of the lake and enjoy the view of the lake and Crowfoot Glacier.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Feel like a so so lake, nothing special. The cabin next to the lake is something you need to see and take a break. They are closed in winter, and a lot of snows in the winter. If you drive on ice field park way in winter, this is a place you need to stop and take a few pictures... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This stop is right alongside the Icefield Parkway. You can climb down from the parking lot to the banks of the lake and enjoy the view of the lake and Crowfoot Glacier.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Is a long lake! Is so nice here. Took many pictures and panormas here. Don't want to leave this place.

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Machida, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This place is not talked about that often, so maybe that is a good thing! The Lake is a beautiful colour and the towering mountain peaks around are jaw dropping. But Banff has so many spectacular places to visit, so i recommend coming here if you have ample time. Keep in mind it is easy to get to , and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bow Lake is incredibly lovely. Very peaceful location. Beautiful views and the lake is just gorgeous.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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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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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Wetherby, 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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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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