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“red roof” (4 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"num ti jah lodge"
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"icefields parkway"
in 58 reviews
"red roof"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 6 reviews
"nice stop"
in 7 reviews
"blue water"
in 4 reviews
"off the highway"
in 5 reviews
"short stop"
in 4 reviews
"definitely worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"parking lot"
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"favorite stops"
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"gift shop"
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"walk around"
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"parking area"
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"grizzly bear"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to athabasca glaciers we had a enroute stop at Bow lake.one of the very pictursque & photogenic stops at banff national park. The lake was mostly frozen only the frontlines we could touch the cold water.as it was a sunshibe day we...More

Thank Uttam C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful stop on the drive through Banff National Park. Bow Lake is right near the road and easy to access. The lake is gorgeous - we visited in late May and much of the lake was still frozen, with a good amount of snow...More

2  Thank Pmcnich
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way down the Ice fields Parkway on 19th May and were stunned by its frozen beauty, despite the recent heatwave the ice on the lake was still thick. This made for some great scenes for photography.

2  Thank Neil-in-Alford
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Even during the time of May mid the lake remains frozen and the expanse of the same is great. Worth the stop on route as it ajoins the highway 93

1  Thank NayantSavani
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Stopped in at Bow Lake as we were going to Peyto Lake. This is always such a lovely stop. We were there in May and there was till a lot of snow and the Lodge was still closed -- still worth the stop non the...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this lake yesterday (May 12, 2018) and it was still pretty frozen, yet extremely scenic and serene. It’s about 2.5 hours drive from Northeast Calgary and the drive itself is also beautiful. It’s approximately 1 hour from Banff.

Thank ramlahhaider
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I sometimes wonder why Bow Lake rather than the Spirit Island in Maligne Lake did not become the signature logo for Jasper. This area is so gorgeous and photogenic, and its easily accessible for everyone. No need for a long hike or an expensive boat...More

3  Thank MaryEllenM27
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stopped along a pull-off on the highway to admire the lake and the scenery. it is a great photo spot.

Thank RoxanaGl
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This place is beautiful. Take some time to explore behind the log cabin lodge with the red roof. The steam back there is beautiful for photography. I often take my photography guest there.

3  Thank BMphotoTours
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

There is an easy pull in spot at the side of the Icefields Parkway and you can hop out of your vehicle and walk down to the side of the lake or just stay in the car park. It will depend on the time of...More

Thank plspoon
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Fahad M
3 August 2016|
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Response from Eli L | Reviewed this property |
Not at all, Bow lake is located along the Icefields Parkway...actually in the main road you'll find a view point! Great stop, walking distance, hassle free :)
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mizzles
31 July 2016|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
The picnic area is at the lake but about 1km South from the turn off to drive into Num Ti Jah Lodge. That Lodge is the log building with the red roof.
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dks1667
15 April 2016|
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Response from Franzi D |
As far as I know you do need one if you're driving there. My friend and me needed one for the entire way from banff to jasper.
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