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
Location Banff
Coordinates 51°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
Type Block
Total height 30 ft (9.1 m)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 30 ft (9.1 m)
Total width 100 ft (30 m)
Watercourse Bow River

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River.[1] The falls 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 a large number of 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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