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Bow Lake

Alberta Highway 93, Banff National Park, Alberta

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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.

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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
$142.88 per adult
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Beautiful Banff
Absolutely stunning sights of Banff on this tour. Rob, the driver, exceeded our expectations by including a couple extra stops. He clearly explained everything we were seeing and answered questions. We saw deer, elk, mountain sheep and a bear during the day from the van. We had enough time at each stop to enjoy the experience. We highly recommend this tour.
Sharon_M, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Banff

star-5
Amazing! Fantastic!
Barbie_W, Jul 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
We had a wonderful day with Rob as our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We saw Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Glacier and Bow Lake. The views were incredible. Out of 1 - 10, I’d rate Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake twelves and the rest 10s. Our pictures are awesome! And we were able to see elk, sheep and a bear, too! A great experience!
star-5
A must do when in Banff
laura_c, Jul 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Would highly recommend this tour, it has been my favourite day out in Canada so far. Thankyou for a great tour of all the best spots in Banff.
star-5
Worth the money!!
Nancy_B, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Fantastic tour hosted by a dynamic father and son duo! The sights were beautiful and easily accessible from the bus. 10/10 would recommend!!
star-5
Best way to see the area!!
Constance_B, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests
Robbie was excellent! He took us to the best places possible with the weather. We saw lots of wildlife, thanks to him. Highly recommend this tour!!!!
star-5
Amazing!
Lorraine_F, May 2022
Icefields Pkwy: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Glacier - PRIVATE DAY TOUR
Amazing trip with Jeff, we saw so much and he is brilliant at taking photos of us so we got ones will all three of us at each stop. Spectacular views. It is a long day as it’s a long way but so very worth it. The price for the private tour seemed a lot sat at home but once we got going it was 100% worth it to make our trip unique and go to the places we wanted to.
star-5
Wonderful day in Banff
Michael_K, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Rob gave good insight into the attractions. We visited major and less known sights. Very thoughtful of everyone’s abilities to traverse the hiking paths. Also made sure we had enough time to eat lunch since it was an all day tour. Direct pick-up from our Canmore hotel was a plus!
star-5
Must do!
Kathryn_B, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
This was a local family run tour and the father and son that run the tour were amazing. Funny and personable and made it feel like a home away from home. We saw the best sites, the most amazing views and were looked after the whole way. You should definitely book this if you're in town.
star-5
Robby was an awesome tour...
Sonia_P, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Robby was an awesome tour guide! He adjusted our tour to please everyone in our large family of nine!
star-5
Highly recommend
Lorna_T, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Very experienced guide. Great way to see the area. Rob was informative and we had plenty of time to take photos and ask questions. We couldn't visit Moraine lake as it wasn't safe to travel there at the time, but the trip was adapted and we weren't disappointed. Would highly recommend.
star-5
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!
star-5
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
Well worth it!!
Marie_W, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Lovely relaxing way to see the beautiful scenery of Banff, our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of relevant and interesting information. Would highly recommend this tour
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