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Bow Glacier Falls Trail

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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First real hike in Canada.

We hiked this as our first "official" hike of Canada, and were glad we did. Easy parking at the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Gina M
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Zephyrhills, Florida
a fun walk

It was a nice walk to the falls at the end of the trail. We took some great photos. It was such a... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
geejam
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Central New York
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Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We hiked this as our first "official" hike of Canada, and were glad we did. Easy parking at the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. Had some bison chili there that was excellent!!! We pretty much had the trail to ourselves. The weather had a bit to do with...More

Thank Gina M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It was a nice walk to the falls at the end of the trail. We took some great photos. It was such a beautiful day and the sound of the falls along the trail made it even nicer.

Thank geejam
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We stopped here several times...it is just gorgeous. There's plenty of space to park and a small cafe (no restrooms, you need to use the ones in the carpark :( )....but the trail is lovely.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We took the trail from the back of Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, walked across the Bow Lake perimeter, then across the slopes, up the stairs and across the small water creek to the base of the Bow Glacier Falls. We climbed mid-way on the dry rocks and...More

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

As with nearly every hike in the area, we were warned of limited parking, and were told to arrive before 8am to get started before it got too busy. We arrived at the Bow Lake parking lot bear Num-Ti-Jah Lodge at 8am and were pleased...More

1  Thank miaescudero
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The trail follows the river and the quite splendid scenery,the rushing waters and the photo opportunities are endless.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We hiked around Bow Lake and up toward the falls. It is a relatively easy hike and we quickly escaped those who come to look, but not move. Go early and see the lake's perfect glass reflection of the mountains behind it. The path is...More

Thank stempster
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Colours, water and mountains still in my memory. shadows of mountains make different designs in blue green mixed water like in a watercolour palette

1  Thank Anuruddhaw
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very easy hike along side a beautiful lake. Don't bother taking pictures of the lake if you get there early in the morning, much better pictures will be on the way back when the sun is higher up. 90% flat terrain so I'd say anyone...More

2  Thank DominusAlmighty
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We have a family of four with two older teenagers. We were only going to visit for a short period of time due to a long day ahead of us but the views were stunning. The lake is beautiful. The hike was really nice, not...More

1  Thank Chris V
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kbellerose
24 March 2017|
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Response from Johan G | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We walked it in August, not sure what condition are this time of year. Sorry I can't be more helpful Johan
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Fahad M
3 August 2016|
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Response from Kate N | Reviewed this property |
No. You will have to take a baby backpack.
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kristine z
1 May 2016|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week. Walked from the town to the falls without issue. It's dry at the moment. Unless they get snow you should be fine.
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