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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
$142.79 per adult
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Highly recommend
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.
Lorna_T, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Banff

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
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
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
Happy to let Rob drive!
JCooper351, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Rob was a great guide… really knew his stuff. I’m usually a backseat driver, yet felt safe. He made the most of a rainy, miserable weather day.
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 Tour!
Valerie_K, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
I only had one day to sightsee and this was a packed itinerary which was perfect. The insights and commentary from our guide really added to the experience. The scenery was spectacular and the trip was well organized.
star-5
Would recommend it to anyone visiting Alberta
Saina_J, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
It was a wonderful tour with some excellent fellow travelers and a great tour guide. Rob is not your average tour operator ,just throwing facts at you but is a good conversationalist.
star-5
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.
star-5
Great trip!
Anonymous, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Seeing bears eating by the side of the road was the most memorable part of the day. The scenery was beautiful and the guide very friendly and knowledgeable!
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
Great early season tour
Brenda_V, Jun 2022
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
Great tour early in the season, no crowds and even though some lakes were still frozen our guide showed us many other fantastic sites. Thanks for a great tour.
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