Bow Valley Provincial Park

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Kananaskis Country - Bow Valley Provincial Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Entering the Bow Valley park
Map showing the location of Kananaskis Country - Bow Valley Provincial Park
Kananaskis Country - Bow Valley Provincial Park
Location of Bow Valley Park in Kananaskis Country
Location Bighorn No. 8,  Alberta  Canada
Nearest city Canmore
Coordinates 51°04′31″N 115°04′09″W / 51.07528°N 115.06917°W / 51.07528; -115.06917Coordinates: 51°04′31″N 115°04′09″W / 51.07528°N 115.06917°W / 51.07528; -115.06917
Area 32.87 km2
Established July 27, 1959
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation,
Bow Valley Park Campgrounds

Bow Valley Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada. Established in 1959 in the arch of Bow River, at the confluence with Kananaskis River, the park is one park of many within the Kananaskis Country park system.

The park features setting for trout fishing in the Bow River and spectacular mountain scenery, being located immediately east of the Rocky Mountains in the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Wildland[edit]

A much larger area, the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park contains the 575 km2 Yamnuska Natural Area that protects the sub-alpine ecosystem present in the Canadian Rockies foothills, between the Kananaskis park system and the Banff National Park, which it borders to the west.[1]


The following activities are available in the park:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alberta Community Development - Kananaskis Country - Bow Valley WP Wildland Park Archived October 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Bow Valley Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-22. 

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