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Banff Legacy Trail

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Address: Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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perfect for a few hours of easy cycling

This trail is a great addition to the parks. You can bike from Canmore to Banff and back (or vice versa) in an easy afternoon. It is a bit noisy because it follows the highway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
H W
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is a great addition to the parks. You can bike from Canmore to Banff and back (or vice versa) in an easy afternoon. It is a bit noisy because it follows the highway, and on warm days it can be very crowded, but it's still a great improvement over the former option of cycling on the shoulder of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lets ride our bikes to Banff, she said It will be fun, she said Its a wonderful scenic tour, spoiled by pedalling my big butt into a headwind all the way there. The trail runs parallel to the transcanada highway and the rail line, the highway is busy and noisy, no trains while we were on the trail. We started... More 

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Thank EMS61
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great views but it's noisy, busy and at times a bit sketchy all being beside an insanely busy highway and the main line for trains.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We drive to Canmore to ride this trail throughout the summer. Our favourite is to take a bike cab/bus to the Ha Ling/chinamans peak parking lot and mountain bike down to Banff then Legacy trail back to canmore.

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Thank Clint V
Carseland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It was an awesome view that you can see rockies mountain along the trail. This year there is "Bear Warning" sign. I rode my bicycle from Canmore to Banff and Banff to Canmore. On the way from Canmore to Banff was a bit up but on the way from Banff to Canmore was so easy. Enjoy biking. :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We did this as a family ( 3 kids aged 14, 12 and 9). The route is a Tarmac all the way so easy to cycle on. There is an interesting bit in the middle that is more undulating and through the trees. However the several km coming out of or into Canmore or Banff is long and flat and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We rented some cruiser bikes and went a few miles (they measure in kilometers there). It is a wide, safe trail with a lot of bicycle traffic.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a MUST do when you come to Banff. Challenge yourself to go all the way to Canmore and back. Then you are a real warrior!

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Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

First of all avoid showing up mid day on a sunny summer Saturday as you'll need to stalk returning cyclists to find a parking spot, which we did. Parking attendants patrol the Canmore lot and they do leave a ticket if you're not in a legitimate spot as evidenced by the $52.50 ticket we took a peek at when contemplating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

First time doing this trail and it was great. Driving into Banff or into Canmore, I always thought it would be nice to try the trail. It was not as hard as I thought it might be and there were a wide range of users from the daily riders to those just taking a leisurely stroll. There were lots of... More 

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