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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies is one of the smaller lakes in Banff National Park. It is the source of the Bow River and lies along part of the Great Continental Divide, which creates the border between Alberta and British Columbia. As with all of the lakes lining the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, Bow Lake boasts spectacularly colored water and top-notch mountain scenery. One of the most interesting features of these Rocky Mountain Lakes is their differences in color. Some are green, some are bright blue, and sometimes (after a major rain) some of them are brownish. The lake’s colors might even change with the weather. As you continue north along the Icefields Parkway, you will have several different views of the bright-blue waters of Bow Lake, as it lies quite close to the highway. The lake is a great place for a picnic and a stroll, and is especially beautiful at sunrise when the sun shines off of the water and Crowfoot Mountain.

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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.
Address: Alberta Highway 93, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day TourDay Trips

Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of the Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. With this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from your Banff or Lake Louise hotel and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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Winter Banff Bubbles Tour-1dayDay Trips

Winter Banff Bubbles Tour-1day

An artificial lake on the North Saskatchewan River lining the David Thompson Highway between Saskatchewan River Crossing and Nordegg. It was created in 1972 with the construction of the Bighorn Dam. Although man-made, it still possesses the blue colour of other glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains.FREE rental the ice crampons
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Lake Louise & Columbia Icefield Parkway TourDay Trips

Lake Louise & Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour

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We will departure from your Banff or Lake Louise Hotel, B&B and will guide more than 10th famous viewpoint by full day.*Castle Mountain Viewpoint*Lake Louise*Crowfoot Glacier Viewpoint*Peyto Lake Viewpoint*Bow Lake*SnowBird Glacier Viewpoint*Waterfowl Lake*Crossing Resort*Weeping Wall Viewpoint*North Saskatchewan Valley Viewpoint (Big Bend)*Columbia Icefield Centreetc.
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from BanffSki & Snow

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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Banff, Jasper & Yoho National Parks Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)Multi-day Tours

Banff, Jasper & Yoho National Parks Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)

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5-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 2-nights stay at Banff Town and 1-night at Jasper Town☆ Special offer: the Cave and Basin National Historic Site for FREE! ☆ Save Time! Explore 3 famous National Parks, Banff, YOHO and Jasper in Canada within 4 days☆ Closer to see the Columbia Icefield☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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Jasper to Banff One-Way TourDay Trips

Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

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Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this 10-hour Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
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Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way TourDay Trips

Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour

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Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 10-hour Jasper to Lake Louise one-way tour. Travel along the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over mighty glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and sparkling mountain lakes. Stop at top attractions such as Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Explore the Athabasca Glacier or take the skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Banff and Jasper, and finish your Canadian adventure near the rolling shores of magical Lake Louise.
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4-Day Bicycle Tour through Canadian RockiesBike & Mountain Bike Tours

4-Day Bicycle Tour through Canadian Rockies

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Experience the Canadian Rockies by bike during this four-day, guided, cycling tour from Jasper to Lake Louise that includes accommodations, meals, van support, and airport transfer. Set off with your small group to ascend the mountains and ride along the stunning Icefields Parkway taking breaks for photos and meals. Pass silently by the Columbia Icefields, Bow Lake, Lake Louise making your way triumphantly into the mountain town of Banff.
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  • 4 days
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Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way TourDay Trips

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
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