Bow River

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The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta.wikipedia
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Oldman River

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It begins in the Rocky Mountains and winds through the Alberta foothills onto the prairies, where it meets the Oldman River, the two then forming the South Saskatchewan River. The Bow flows eastward to the city of Calgary; it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake in southern Alberta.
It flows roughly west to east from the Rocky Mountains, through the communities of Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, and on to Grassy Lake, where it joins with the Bow River to form the South Saskatchewan River, which eventually drains into the Hudson Bay.

Fort Calgary

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The Bow River runs through the city of Calgary, taking in the Elbow River at the historic site of Fort Calgary near downtown. To stop these operations, the recently formed North-West Mounted Police (later the RCMP) established Fort Calgary in 1875 at the confluence of the Elbow River and the Bow.
Fort Calgary was established in 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North-West Mounted Police at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, on traditional Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) territory in what is now called Calgary.

South Saskatchewan River

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It begins in the Rocky Mountains and winds through the Alberta foothills onto the prairies, where it meets the Oldman River, the two then forming the South Saskatchewan River. The Bow flows eastward to the city of Calgary; it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake in southern Alberta.
From the headwaters of the Bow River, the South Saskatchewan flows for 1392 km.

Bow River pathway

The Bow River pathway, developed along the river's banks, is considered a part of Calgary's self-image.
The Bow River pathway is a pathway system developed along the banks of the Bow River in the city of Calgary.

Nelson River

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These waters ultimately flow through the Nelson River into Hudson Bay. It reaches the Hudson Bay through the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg, and Nelson River.
Its full length (including the Saskatchewan River and Bow River) is 2575 km, it has mean discharge of 2370 m3/s, and has a drainage basin of 1072300 km2, of which 180000 sqkm is in the United States.

Elbow River

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The Bow River runs through the city of Calgary, taking in the Elbow River at the historic site of Fort Calgary near downtown. The two main fords of the lower Bow River, Blackfoot Crossing and a ford near the Bow's confluence with the Elbow River (where today's central Calgary developed), became important gathering points for southern Alberta's First Nations to exchange goods and celebrate festivities. To stop these operations, the recently formed North-West Mounted Police (later the RCMP) established Fort Calgary in 1875 at the confluence of the Elbow River and the Bow.
It flows from the Canadian Rockies to the city of Calgary, where it merges into the Bow River.

Calgary

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The Bow River runs through the city of Calgary, taking in the Elbow River at the historic site of Fort Calgary near downtown. The Bow flows eastward to the city of Calgary; it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake in southern Alberta.
It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, roughly 299 km (185 mi) south of the provincial capital of Edmonton and approximately 240 km (150 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.

Bow Lake (Alberta)

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The outflow from this source flows into Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
It is located on the Bow River, in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m.

Alberta

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The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta.
On June 21, 2013, during the 2013 Alberta floods Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding throughout much of the southern half of the province along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood and Oldman rivers and tributaries.

Canmore, Alberta

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It flows south to the village of Lake Louise then turns east and flows through the town of Banff and through Canmore.
Bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway, located on the Canadian Pacific Railway and run through by the Bow River, Canmore is ideally situated on a number of major transportation routes, which has influenced its tourism-based economy and historical mining industry.

Cochrane, Alberta

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The Ghost Lake reservoir is formed upstream from the town of Cochrane.
Cochrane is situated at the base of Big Hill in the Bow River Valley.

Southern Alberta

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The Bow flows eastward to the city of Calgary; it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake in southern Alberta.
Rivers generally flow from west to east and include the Oldman River, Bow River, Red Deer River, South Saskatchewan River, and Milk River (Alberta–Montana).

Saskatchewan River

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It reaches the Hudson Bay through the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg, and Nelson River.
It reaches 1939 km to its farthest headwaters on the Bow River, a tributary of the South Saskatchewan in Alberta.

Blackfoot Confederacy

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Among them were the Nakoda, Tsuu T'ina, and the Blackfoot Confederacy, consisting of the Kainai, Piikanai, and Siksika peoples.
They followed the bison herds as they migrated between what are now the United States and Canada, as far north as the Bow River.

Ghost Lake

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The Ghost Lake reservoir is formed upstream from the town of Cochrane.
Ghost Lake is a man-made lake in Western Alberta, Canada, formed along the Bow River.

Bow Falls

The Bow Falls are on the river's course, near Banff.
Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River.

Banff, Alberta

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It flows south to the village of Lake Louise then turns east and flows through the town of Banff and through Canmore.
The town is above Bow Falls near the confluence of the Bow River and Spray River.

Banff National Park

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A reservoir was also created within Banff National Park in 1912 at Lake Minnewanka.
The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

Wapta Icefield

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The river's source is from the Bow Glacier, which is part of the Wapta Icefield.
Runoff from the icefields and outlet glaciers supply water to both the Kicking Horse and Bow Rivers, as well as numerous streams and lakes.

Blackfoot Crossing

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The two main fords of the lower Bow River, Blackfoot Crossing and a ford near the Bow's confluence with the Elbow River (where today's central Calgary developed), became important gathering points for southern Alberta's First Nations to exchange goods and celebrate festivities.
This crossing of the Bow River was traditionally a bison-hunting and gathering place for the Siksika people and their allies in the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Bow Glacier

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The river's source is from the Bow Glacier, which is part of the Wapta Icefield.
Bow Glacier is an outflow glacier from the Wapta Icefield, which rests along the Continental Divide, and runoff from the glacier supplies water to Bow Lake and the Bow River.

Kananaskis River

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With capital already invested in Horseshoe, Calgary Power opened another hydroelectric plant and reservoir two years later on the Bow's tributary, Kananaskis River.
It is a tributary of the Bow River, crossing the length of Kananaskis Country.

Spray River

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Ghost Dam was built in 1929; a major development on the Bow's tributary, Spray River, was completed in 1951; and, at the behest of the provincial government, Bearspaw Dam was built in 1954 just west of Calgary to control flooding (the dam included a generating station).
The Spray River is a tributary of the Bow River in western Alberta, Canada.

Canadian Rockies

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The outflow from this source flows into Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
Notable rivers originating in the Canadian Rockies include the Fraser, Columbia, North Saskatchewan, Bow and Athabasca Rivers.

North-West Mounted Police

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To stop these operations, the recently formed North-West Mounted Police (later the RCMP) established Fort Calgary in 1875 at the confluence of the Elbow River and the Bow.
When the force arrived at what they thought was Fort Whoop-Up at the junction of the Bow and South Saskatchewan rivers on September 10, there was nothing to be seen, as the fort was in fact around 75 mi away.