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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
$142.80 per adult
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Introduction to the Rockies
Our tour guide, Robbie, was a delight. Very informative tour. Amazing views of the lakes and mountains. The time spent in each spot was sufficient. I recommend this tour.
Mary_C, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Banff

star-5
Highly recommend the Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway trip!
Chantal_S, Aug 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
The scenery is spectacular! A wonderful and stunning trip! Our driver was great and very accommodating!
star-5
Great Tour with Amazing Views!
JOHN_W, Aug 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
We completely enjoyed our tour with Robbie! He is very knowledgeable and we felt safe as he expertly maneuvered our bus through mountain roads and tight parking lots. Robbie took us to several places with amazing views! Great way to spend a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
star-4
Tired of global warming.
James_C, Jul 2022
Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield
It was great to step out on the ice and enjoy the cold!! The time window actually on the ice was very short, given the time it took to get there.
star-5
More than just Banff and...
Mike_B, Jul 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
More than just Banff and Lake Louise. We covered other lakes and glaciers with the expert guide Robb. Full day that set us up for the rest of our trip. Awesome!
star-5
A wonderful day!!!
David_S, Jul 2022
Icefields Pkwy: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Glacier - PRIVATE DAY TOUR
Manny is an exceptional tour guide! My husband and I had a wonderful day traveling the Icefield Parkway, going to the glacier, and stopping at beautiful spots like Mistaya Canyon and Peyto Lake. Also went to Bow Falls in Banff and ate a delicious steak house he recommended , The Keg. Manny goes above and beyond to make your trip memorable !!
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!
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Rob our tour guide and...
LAURA_B, Jul 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Rob our tour guide and driver was great. Super informative. Great personality. Felt completely comfortable on the tour
star-5
Beautiful Excursion
Mary_P, Jul 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
The driving points between the lakes was short and there was plenty of time at each stop for some hiking and photo opportunities. Our driver and guide, Rob and Robbie, were interesting characters and provided a wonderful small group experience of the Bow Valley highlights. I highly recommend this tour
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
Enjoy at your own pace guided through Banff National Park and beyond
Stefan_B, Mar 2022
Columbia Icefields Parkway & Glacier in Fall | Off the Beaten Path
There's so much to see and one day is not enough. I'll have to come back to see other areas as well. Jerzy knows a lot about the area and really showed me places that will never be covered by tour companies. We started early to get away from crowds in some areas and also managed getting away from rain and snow that was following us. I also learnt a lot about the history of Banff National park and how it all started.
star-5
Great tour guides.
ReinaE_M, Jul 2022
Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour
Let me star saying that this is my first time visit Canada and I’m so thankful that I find you guys in trip advisor at the beginning I was nervous but the day I Arrived Lissa contact me and confirm the details for the beginning of the best trip of my life she is kind and very efficient and know how to resolve issues the best way she was the tour guide the first day big group,second day I was so lucky to meet Jessica a yung girl full of energy very polite she pick up me and two other persons right on time and from the begging to the end of the tour she went far & beyond making sure we all feel confortable and happy thank you for all the great memories I will keep in my heart.
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