Bow Lake is situated in the Canadian Rockies. It is one of the famous lakes in the Rocky Mountains, on the shore of the Crow Mountain, next to Highway 93. It is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River and is considered the source of the Nelson River. Bow Lake has a large viewing platform and parking lot. When it is quiet in the morning, the calm lake reflects the clear mountain peaks. When the boat stirs the lake, a slight ripple adds a layer of ripples to the lake.