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Winter Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
"Build a connection to the World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and le habitat and their winter survival adaptations. This is Banff's best tour for viewing wildlife and animal species are seen on 95% of the tours. Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from December through April.""""Join a personalized small-group tour and discover beautiful Banff in the winter! Over three hours your local guide will point out all the landmarks and wildlife in their natural habitat particularly their ability to survive the cold winter months."title=Tour+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+sightseeing+tour+of+Banff+and+its+wildlife&2=Visit+historic+places+and+famous+landmarks&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pickup+and+drop+off+from+most+Banff+hot
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls and get an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through breathtaking scenery and nature on your way to the trail head and learn about the history and geology of Johnston Canyon.This popular wal""Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You'll be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking uptitle=Icewalk+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+beautiful+tour+of+the+Johnston+Canyon+Icewalk%AE&2=Look+out+for+the+various+types+of+wildlife+which+inhabit+the+area&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pick"""Banff Canada"
From CAD71.00
 
Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour
"There’s only one way to see the splendor that is the winter wildlife and nature of Jasper National Park. This guided tour takes you in a van through the most stunning sites of the park including Athabasca Valley Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. See the diversity in the National Park as the van rolls along. There is minimal walking. Get great photos of animals along the way including Elk deer sheep goats
From CAD68.00

Bow Lake Tips (15)

Hiking up to Bow Glacier Falls

The Bow Lake area was for the most part developed by Jimmy Simpson, who had emigrated to the Rockies from England in 1896 at the age of 19. He explored the area around Bow Lake, and quickly became a...
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Jefie
Sep 04, 2016

Bow Lake & Bow Glacier

As you continue north along the Icefields Parkway, the views of Bow Lake come into play a few times. First, there is a dedicated viewpoint. Next, there's a turnoff for Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. Things...
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PinkFloydActuary
Aug 10, 2014

Bow Lake

One of the many worthwhile viewpoints along the Icefields parkway is Bow lake. The water, like all Alberta lakes seemingly, is an amazing blue colour. The crowfoot mountain in the farground gives the...
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lazyman_1
Aug 19, 2007

Bow Lake

Bow Lake is located along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, otherwise known as Highway 93. Of all the famous mountain lakes in Banff National Park, Bow Lake is probably the least crowded, and just as...
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madamx
Sep 09, 2006

Bow Lake

Bow Lake is again one of those must see lakes. Surrounded by peaks and glaciers, this area provides some of the nicest scenery along the Icefields Parkway. Especially if you have time do a few hours...
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JanPeter74
Sep 16, 2004

Bow Lake - Bow Glacier Falls hiking trail

A hiking trail leads along the right side of the lake and then follows the river. After a while you have some steep climbing to do (partly steps). If you gained elevation you will have some great...
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JanPeter74
Sep 16, 2004

Bow Lake

Bow Lake is one of the picturesque lakes you see in many travel brochures, and it certainly lived up to expectations.Luckily we had the chance to see this on a clear sunny day. What a picture with all...
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Webboy
Jul 23, 2004

Bow Lake

We also stopped at Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. After seeing, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, I didn't feel much about them. I like Bow Lake better, because I can walk along the lake. I found a stone which...
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Sakura_Kobe
Feb 01, 2004

Bow Lake Columbia Ice Fields.

I am not a 100% sure , but I believe this is Bow Lake ,this lake was still frozen when drove by,there is a viewpoint to see Bow lake and it has a Picnic site .Bow lake is one of the largest lake along...
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Waalewiener
Jun 24, 2003

Crowfoot Glacier

A century ago, the crowfoot had three toes of ice. Since then the glacier has melted back and the lower toe has been lost. These days the middle toe is disappearing, too.
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kucera.bohuslav
Oct 01, 2006

Stop a while at Jimmy Simpsons Trading Post

Lovey place to stop & rest a while - the views of the mountains & Bow Lake are truley magical from here.After a cold drink in the sunshine visit inside for a browse at some nice gifts &...
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scottishvisitor
Aug 13, 2005

Bow Lake

This is one of the many scenic lookouts along the Icefields Parkway. It is located between Hector Lake and Lake Peyto. Hopefully you will see beautiful mountain reflections in the water as I did.
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windsorgirl
Jul 13, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Banff National Park

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Cave and Basin

Tourism in the area started here with this Hot springs Cave. Today bathing is no longer allowed in the cave ( you can view it though) but you can still visit the site and hike the trails in the nearby...
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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

This was one of the best museums I visited on this trip, the everyday scences resembling the life of the Buffalo Nation People are outstanding. Our visit gave me an understanding of these people which...
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Johnston Canyon

We decided to begin our trip with a visit to Johnston Canyon, one of the parks most popular hikes. Perhaps we should have picked another time than a gorgeous Sunday afternoon because the trail was...
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Upper Hot Springs

We only had 1 day to sight-see in Banff. We had spent the previous day on the road from Jasper so today we just wanted to do something local. Perfect! I had seen pictures of the hot springs and...
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Bow Falls

Early Sunday morning, we were in town and looking to kill some time, and we ended up hiking along this trail - you take Banff ave across the river, and the trailhead begins about here. For the first...
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Hiking/Trails

One of the most easily accessible alpine meadows in the Rockies is the Sunshine Meadows area, just west of Banff. A ski area in the summer, the Sunshine Meadows complex stays open in the summer to...
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Getting to Banff National Park

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# Highway 93 Icefield Parkway

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