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Banff Legacy Trail

Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Great family outing taking it easy while absorbing rocky mountain views

If you and your family are avid cyclists looking for exciting and challenging trails this may not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sim B
Dallas, Texas
Super cycling through spectacular scenery

We hire bikes from Rebound Cycles in Canmore and cycled the 12 miles along Legacy trail to Banff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neill G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you and your family are avid cyclists looking for exciting and challenging trails this may not be a big thing for you. But, if you and your family would like to take it easy, bike around on nicely paved trails along rocky mountain side...More

1  Thank Sim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hire bikes from Rebound Cycles in Canmore and cycled the 12 miles along Legacy trail to Banff. Although a bit noisy from freeway traffic, the spectacular scenery just dominates your view and thoughts. A bear had been spotted on trail a few days earlier...More

Thank Neill G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has had a few mishaps biking on vacation so we are a bit conservative when choosing bike outings. This is really one that is appropriate for all levels. The trail is mostly flat. There are several inclines but not many. You can bike...More

Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great parking (cars, RV, trucks with trailers) at the Visitor Centre on the West end of Canmore is right across the road from the start of the Legacy Trail. It was about 21 kms to Banff and took us 90 minutes with a couple of...More

Thank JD419
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This cycle trail to Banff is approximately 25Km in length, with moderate hills to climb. It can be easily accessed by parking at the Canmore Information Location on the western edge of the town. From the parking lot the trail is accessed by crossing the...More

2  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We rented a tandem in Banff from Backtrax and set out on the Legacy Trail.It was about 22 miles round trip to our hotel in Banff. Nice paaved traail with marked two way traffic. Not too hilly, though there were some short elevation changes. Good...More

Thank mhf1
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Hired a few bikes in Canmore and rode the Legacy trail to Banff. Beautiful scenery on the way a few rest stops to relax and enjoy the views. Very flat ride yes it does run near the highway but the views out way that slight...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a paved biking path beside the Trans Canada highway between Banff and Canmore. It's scenic and a lot of fun to do for a half day or full day activity.

2  Thank BMphotoTours
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My tip for the day if you want a less exhausting ride - Start in Banff, and end up in Canmore. We headed into the wind which really made it a more difficult ride than it should be. But the scenery was really worth the...More

Thank Debbie Jo H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The bike path between Canmore to Banff is a nice ride, though only about 500 feet elevation gain and similar elevation loss. The ride is only about 15 miles each way, so it maybe wise to plan some sidetrips. The trail was a crowded is...More

1  Thank PowderWhisperer
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17 May 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
No the grade is actually very easy there are a couple of hills but they are of the short steep variety. The trail was made for the average cyclist
Tony B
3 March 2017|
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Response from shaylasays | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not and not recommended as plows will push snow from the road onto the trail, sometimes from above.