Bow Falls Banff National Park




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Bow Falls Banff National Park

Bow Falls, Banff National Park

About Bow Falls Banff?

A shallow but wide waterfall caused by the change of course of the Bow River, situated very near the Banff town. Further along,the Bow river mingles with the Spray River.

What to do at the Bow Falls?

Enjoy seeing the falls and the scenery around the falls.

Walk along the trail by the side of the Falls (the trail is not very stroller friendly as there are numerous steps).


Join for float tours which start at Bow falls to the Hoodoos, by Rocky Mountain Raft Tours .

How to get to Bow Falls Banff National Park?

Bow Falls Banff Location/Directions

The falls are located near the Banff Springs golf course on the left-hand side of River Road.

To reach the falls by car, cross the bridge from Banff town and left onto Spray avenue, and again turn left on the Bow Falls drive (follow the golf course signs). The parking lot is on the left.

On foot, from the town follow the trail along Bow river which starts from the south end of Banff Avenue, after the bridge. (Map)
For Google map directions click on the map tab.

GPS coordinates : 51° 10′ 0.79″ N, 115° 33′ 37.75″ W

How long will it take to see Bow Falls?

15 minutes, if you just want to see the falls; prepare to spend more time if you want to walk the trail and picnic.

How much to see the Falls?

Bow Falls Banff Admission Fees

Free with Banff National Park Admission.

Bow river, Bow Falls

When to go to see the Bow Falls ?

Bow Falls Banff Hours / Time

Year round. The falls takes on a completely different look during winter. See here to appreciate how the Falls varies round the year.


What about Amenities, Access, Parking?

Stroller, Wheelchair access.

Benches for picnicking.

Parking in near by lot for both cars & RVs. See here for Parking map.

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