Canadian Rockies Day 5: Bow Valley Provincial Park

July 31, 2016

When we woke up this morning it was totally socked in. The forecast said “mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm.” High of 60. So we went back to sleep for a little while. When we got up we decided not to waste our time with any hikes that were supposed to have sweeping views. So we headed east a little ways to check out Bow Valley Provincial Park. We first did a short little loop along the Many Springs Trail. The trail goes around a wetland that is fed by underground springs. The water is relatively warm and attracts birds and animals year-round as a result.




Despite the poor weather forecast, we actually lucked out and had some views of the mountains on this little walk:


Reflecting pond

Then we headed over to a different part of the park and walked along the Bow River Trail where we go to see the rushing Bow River up-close. This river starts at the Bow Glacier, which we passed near while driving south the day before, and flows south through Banff National Park, then on toward Calgary.

Bow River

Bow River

Bow River

Bow River

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