Bow Falls

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Bow Falls
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Bow Falls on the Bow River near Banff
Bow Falls is located in Alberta
Bow Falls
Location in Alberta
Coordinates51°10′00.79″N 115°33′37.75″W / 51.1668861°N 115.5604861°W / 51.1668861; -115.5604861Coordinates: 51°10′00.79″N 115°33′37.75″W / 51.1668861°N 115.5604861°W / 51.1668861; -115.5604861
Total height30 ft (9.1 m)
Number of drops1
Longest drop30 ft (9.1 m)
Total width100 ft (30 m)
WatercourseBow River

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River.[1] They are located near the Banff Springs Hotel and golf course on the left-hand side of River Road.

The falls are within walking distance of both Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel, so they are visited by many tourists despite their relatively small size.

The 1953 Marilyn Monroe film River of No Return featured the falls.[2]


  1. ^ "Bow Falls". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ Brennan, Brian (2005). Romancing the Rockies: Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn, and More. Calgary, Alberta: Fifth House Ltd. pp. 175–178. ISBN 1894856406.

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