Hike to Bow Falls
The Bow Falls trail is one of the easier
hikes allowing you time to stop and enjoy every minute.
From the Banff Bridge walk south. Follow the river which naturally
brings you to the Bow Falls. The Banff center can be seen
on Tunnel Mountain ahead and to your right is Rundle Mountain.
View the falls tumbling below. Carry on to the parking
lot and picnic area below where you can view the falls tumbling
over the rocks from a new angle. Those wishing, can cross
the parking lot to stairs that lead up to famous Banff Springs
|MARILYN MONROE AND ROBERT MITCHUM SHOT A MOVIE NEAR HERE CALLED "RIVER OF NO RETURN".
While filming here she sprained her ankle. It is said that each morning the bellmen would draw straws to decide who would be the lucky one to bring Ms. Monroe down in a wheelchair to her waiting chauffeured car.
Humans have lived
here for about 12,000 years. The first settlers moved into the
area as the last great ice-age came to an end. At the same time
several local species of animal became extinct including wooly
mammoth, camels, cats with sabre-like teeth and other species.
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