Bow Falls, Banff

#4 of 175 in Things to do in Banff National Park
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Witness a raging torrent of white water at Bow Falls. Listen to the hypnotic roar as the water tumbles down the dramatic cascade. Though not particularly high, the falls are wide, and the power on display is undeniable. If you can handle some stairs, the trail continues beyond the falls and is worth exploring for a peaceful stroll where you might spot some wildlife. Nicely accessible from a nearby carpark, the falls offer something for everyone to enjoy. Arrange your visit to Bow Falls and discover more family-friendly attractions in Banff National Park using our Banff National Park trip maker tool.
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  • We were easily able to access the Bow Falls from our hotel (Fairmont Banff Springs). Great location, lots of local trails for photo opportunities. Check it out.  more »
  • Walking along the trail system in Banff we happened to come across Bow Falls. Being winter, they were partially frozen, which actually made for better photos if you ask me. Takes a little bit of...  more »
  • Love going to bow falls. It’s a definite visit whenever we go to the mountains. A beautiful scenic spot for pictures. The water is just beautiful changing colours of blue green turquoise! Kids can enjoy the water - throwing rocks and cloud watching or just to enjoy the sounds of nature. Can get a little too busy sometimes but the crowd moves quick. Take a jacket!

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