As the Bow Glacier recedes, it feeds a waterfall that drains into Bow Lake. Bow Glacier Falls forms the headwaters of the Bow River.
At the north end of this lake, Num-ti-Jah Lodge lies just off the Icefields Parkway and from there a hiking trail leads to the glacier.
Situated in Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this glacier is about forty kilometres from Lake Louise. In the past, it was connected to the nearby Wapta Icefields.