• Small-Group Guided Banff Highlights & Wildlife Tour

    Small-Group Guided Banff Highlights & Wildlife Tour

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  • Bow Falls Day Hike

    Bow Falls Day Hike

    Enjoy photo opportunities of the classic Bow Lake, hike back through time from valleys strewn with alpine flora to barren areas just free of ice.


  • Rockies Western Canada Tour

    Rockies Western Canada Tour

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  • 3-Day Banff Winter Tour from Calgary with Airport transfer Route B

    3-Day Banff Winter Tour from Calgary with Airport transfer Route B

    Fascinating 3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National ParkCompletely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique…


  • Snowshoe Tours

    Snowshoe Tours

    Get away from Whistler’s crowds and discover the pristine natural beauty, quiet, and fresh snow of the real Coast Mountain backcountry. You will explore through soft powdery snow while taking in the striking natural views. Backcountry snowshoe tours are led by our friendly, certified guides.We offer several different tours, each destination wonderful with a focus on aesthetics…


  • Private Niagara Falls-Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Trip and Winery Tour from Toronto

    Private Niagara Falls-Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Trip and Winery Tour from Toronto

    Be picked up at your Residence, Hotel, B&B or Airbnb in Toronto, in the morning, in a casually upscale vehicle, for a whole days adventure in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the Lake and Niagara Wine Country. Travel to the beautiful Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, wander, shop, eat & see the sights. Taste,dine,and sip at local VQA wineries or craft…


  • 10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

    10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

    Hold onto your toques for the Big West tour, a 10 day journey into some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Canada! We’ll explore the stunning Canadian Rockies and the alpine beauty of Whistler, hiking and swimming at lakes, rivers, and waterfalls and much more! Of course, there’s plenty of wildlife around for animal…


  • Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

    Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

    This incredible one-way journey from Lake Louise to Jasper takes you through some of the most amazing mountain landscapes Canada has to offer. Admire a never-ending procession of towering mountains, rugged snowy peaks and glaciers as you travel along the edge of the Canadian Rockies, making several sightseeing stops along the way.  Stops along this beautiful…


  • Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

    Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

    Uncover the secrets of the historic mountain town of Banff with a local guide leading the way as you gaze at stunning views and visit key landmarks. This morning journey takes you to some of the best sightseeing viewpoints including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner of the ‘Castle…


  • Canadian Rockies Foothills | Off the Beaten Path | Day Tour

    Canadian Rockies Foothills | Off the Beaten Path | Day Tour

    Calgary is a meeting destination with a mix of big-city energy and warm Western hospitality you may plan to add this experience when attending Convention or Conference in Calgary.Let me take you for a trip to a little-known corners of the Canadian Rockies wilderness where scenery met celluloid for movies including Brokeback Mountain or documentary…


  • Private Day Tour to Niagara Falls from Toronto

    Private Day Tour to Niagara Falls from Toronto

    “We work directly with you to create a unique and customized itinerary for your group. We know where all the attractions and good times are and will make your Niagara Falls, Canada dreams come true. “It’s all about you”, go where you wish, taste what you like, visit as many or as few venues/attractions as…


  • Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

    Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

    Experience the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s best destination spots. Whether you only have a short stay in Calgary, ABest Experience™ is here to make your trip a memorable one. No Rush ……


  • Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

    Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

    Explore Banff National Park easily and at your own pace with the knowledge of a guaranteed seat on the buses. Get everywhere you want to go easily and without the hassle of parking or traffic.  Do everything you want to do on your own time.  With HopOnBanff you are connecting the top attractions in Banff…


  • Wilderness & Eagle Viewing Float

    Wilderness & Eagle Viewing Float

    For the last 20 years, we have been passionately exploring the rivers of Squamish and, from October through April, you can join us for a scenic float to experience firsthand the beautiful setting of the Squamish and Paradise Valleys.Prime eagle viewing season is from November through February; shoulder seasons often bring sightings of deer, cougars,…


  • Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

    Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

    Visit Canada’s famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape carved by glaciers and remnants from the last ice age, as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways.


  • Rocky Mountains Jasper and Banff Tour 5 day

    Rocky Mountains Jasper and Banff Tour 5 day

    We are specialized in private tours to Jasper and Banff National Parks located in the Canadian Rocky MountainsThis trip is recommended for 5 or ideally 6 days. Two nights to spend in Jasper and two nights in Banff. On our second day in Jasper we will explore Maligne Lake , Maligne Canyon and Sky-Tram Cable…


  • Vancouver Sea to Sky Gondola Tour in Squamish & Cypress Winter Fun Private

    Vancouver Sea to Sky Gondola Tour in Squamish & Cypress Winter Fun Private

    You have arrived in the beautiful city of Vancouver and you wish to get the most concentrated essence of British Columbia in a day trip. Then this tour is perfect for you!Visit from Vancouver to Squamish in this thrill bomb, check out some of the most gorgeous locations BC has to offer like: Lion’s Gate…


  • Niagara Falls Canadian Adventure Tour

    Niagara Falls Canadian Adventure Tour

    You may have seen the Falls before but you’ve never seen them quite like this. Our best value tour offers approx 5-6 hours of tour of all major attractions in the Canadian side of Niagara Falls with pickups from your Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. Our legendary Niagara Falls boat tour…


  • Bowen Island Ferry & Photography

    Bowen Island Ferry & Photography

    Enjoy nature and a beautiful ferry ride, while learning to take breathtaking photos! Your 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off from downtown Vancouver, return ferry ride to Bowen Island, an easy guided hike around Killarney Lake, and walk around the village shops, cafes and restaurants. Led by an experienced photographer and tour guide, you’ll learn to…


  • Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto Airport

    Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto Airport

    Memory of the Lifetime! Enjoy the roar of the Falls.Hop aboard to make your way to an experience no one ever forgets. Get up close and personal with the American Falls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and breathtaking Great Gorge – and the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders.Enjoy…


  • Best Tour Ever Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

    Best Tour Ever Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

    Experience the wonder, the beauty, and the history of Niagara Falls. Our Tour offers highly-rated, exclusive yet affordable guided tours to Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. Tours depart daily from Niagara Falls Hotels throughout the year.Become one with Niagara Falls and experience the Falls up close and personal by seeing major attractions on the…


  • 7-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Tomahawk Tour from Vancouver finish Banff

    7-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Tomahawk Tour from Vancouver finish Banff

    This amazing 7 day adventure trip from Canada’s West Coast rainforest to the Rocky Mountains will leave you breathless! We travel from Vancouver to the alpine playground of Whistler and on to the glacial peaks in Banff and Jasper National Parks, stopping at incredible sights, for hiking and swimming, and to introduce you to our…


  • GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Revelstoke

    GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Revelstoke

    Use your smartphone & vehicle’s stereo to make your drive come alive!Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure!Ideal for traveling between destinations, or as a one way stand alone tour.Hear about things to see & do, breathtaking mountains, local animals,…


  • 4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

    4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

    Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park – and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 4-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and and get a…


  • Rocky Mountains Classic Summer Tour

    Rocky Mountains Classic Summer Tour

    This is one of our original and most popular tours with overnight stays in Revelstoke, the Town of Banff, and Valemount. It includes amazing sightseeing stops in the Okanagan Valley and the Rocky Mountains including gorgeous Canadian turquoise lakes and awesome mountain peaks!Please note: This itinerary is sometimes in reverse order (Valemount – Banff –…


There are several lookout spots from which to soak up views of Bow Falls. The Bow River Viewpoint on the west bank offers head-on views of the falls, while the Surprise Corner Viewpoint on the east bank looks out toward the falls and the Banff Springs Hotel.

Many sightseeing tours of Banff National Park make a stop at the falls as well as other scenic beauty spots in the area, including mountain-ringed and turquoise-hued lakes such as Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, and at various scenic stop-offs along the Icefields Parkway. For a more active experience, visit Bow Falls as part of a guided hike or horse-riding tour.

Things to know before you go

*Bring your camera to capture photos of the falls. *While the Bow River Viewpoint is only accessible via a set of steps, the falls can be seen from the parking lot or from the paved riverside path, which is wheelchair-accessible. *The cold glacier-fed waters and strong currents of the Bow River make it unsuitable for swimming.

How to get there

Bow Falls are situated about 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) south of the town of Banff. Walking from town takes about 15–20 minutes.

When to get there

The best time to go is in spring, as the falls are most dramatic after snowmelt. Because of their easy-to-reach setting, Bow Falls attracts crowds, especially in summer. It’s generally more peaceful in the early evening.