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Bow Lake

Alberta Highway 93, Banff National Park, Alberta

Practical Info

Bow Lake is part of the Icefields Parkway and is at an elevation of 6,300 feet (1,920 meters above sea level). The lake offers impressive vistas of Wapta Icefield, Bow Glacier, Mt Thompson, and Crowfoot Glacier/Crowfoot Mountain. There is a basic picnicking area with plenty of parking, tables, fire boxes, and public restrooms.

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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
$143.92 per adult
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A Wonderful Day exploring!
We had a wonderful day exploring Banff on this tour. Seasonal conditions altered our itinerary a bit but we still got to see amazing sites. We got to see Bow Falls, The Hoodoos, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise corner, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Kicking Horse river, the Natural Bridge etc. The best part was our expert guide Rob Sr. whose friendly, patient demeanor and lighthearted humor made our day pleasant. He knew interesting details about each location we visited as well as the areas along the way. We highly recommend Beyond Banff tours!!!!
Christopher_B, May 2022

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Ronal_M, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Great guide and travelling in small group was even better. A must visit both with this group scenery/wild life. Whole day was perfect. Thank you
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Michelle_G, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the lakes and natural bridge. Our guide (Robert) was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of BANFF.
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A great tour by an expert guide.
Stephen_W, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Rob gave us a superb tour. His expert knowledge was invaluable and we were lucky enough to see a grizzly and a black bear as well as deer and big horn sheep. The scenery was beyond spectacular and he took us to some well chosen viewing points, which were great for capturing some great photos.
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Fantastic view and great...
Taeyeon_K, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Fantastic view and great spots for pictures. Luckily we saw a black bear and some wild animals!!!! Highly recommend!!!!
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Our experience in Jasper National Park
Grace_O, May 2022
Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield
We enjoyed our Japser trip very much. We went on the tour in early May, although some of the spots were not yet opened at the time, our tour guide Will is very resourceful and took us to a lot of alternative scenic spots. He is also extremely helpful and informative. We learnt a lot about the landforms in the rockies, enjoyed wonderful scenery, and even got to see a grizzly bear along the way. It really is a once in a lifetime experience and we enjoyed it a lot all thanks to Will! Would definitely recommend the tour to others.
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Excellent
Paula_C, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Very knowledgeable. Robbie was a very good story teller. Made effort to speak to everyone. Took photos when we asked.
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Best company
cory_h, Aug 2021
Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests
Go with beyond Banff. Robbie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Thank you again for the wonderful time!
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Really nice experience!
Katherine_D, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Robbie is a nice tour guide. He took us to amazing places and we could enjoy the whole day. We also spot some wildlife. I definitely would recommend this tour.
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Beyond Banff is Amazing
alex_i, Jul 2021
Private Tour for up to 24 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway
Rob Jr. and his father are the best guides you can find in Banff and the surrounding areas. White glove service and extremely knowledgeable.
star-5
Unforgettable
Steve_C, May 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Such unique sights. The natural bridge and Emerald lake were incredible. Rob our guide was very knowledgable and thorough, he made the effort to takes us places that suited the time of year since many of the lakes were frozen.
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Perfection
Jennifer_V, Aug 2019
Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests
Rob helped plan my daughters surprise engagement. He took us to the most magical place and took so many good pictures for us. The day could not have been any better.
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Great Experience!
Russ S, Jul 2019
Private Tour for up to 24 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway
Rob was a great guide. Courteous and kind. Extremely knowledgeable of the area. We spent a full day together and he did not disappoint. Great value for all we saw!

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