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Banff Legacy Trail

Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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A nice part of an all-day bicycle tour in Banff

We included a short segment of the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail (from Vermillion Drive to the Bow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Gorgeous scenery

Incredible views and easy to navigate paths and trails and breath taking scenery all the way. Just... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
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Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We included a short segment of the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail (from Vermillion Drive to the Bow Valley Parkway -- 1A) as part of an all-day bicycle tour that started/ended on Tunnel Mountain Drive and also included the Banff Visitor Centre, CPR Station, Fenland Trail,...More

Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Incredible views and easy to navigate paths and trails and breath taking scenery all the way. Just superb views all the way

Thank kennethh330
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Legacy Trail follows the Trans Canada Highway between Canmore and Banff, for a distance of ~20 km. It's a beautiful, traffic-free and largely flat route that really allows you to appreciate the mountain scenery. A number of bike shops in both Canmore and Banff...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We cycled from Tunnel Mountain Campground to Canmore for lunch. Then toured around Canmore and returned to Banff. A great bike ride that is really safe from cars. We also picked up part of the trail on the other side of Banff that ventures off...More

Thank 59Sheryl
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This ride is approximately 50km but is mostly flat and easy terrain. We hired bikes for the day to complete this trail and it was well worth it! The views around lake vermillion are amazing! A must do!!!

Thank Charl1611
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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 simb350
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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
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29 January 2018|
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Response from kennethh330 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk it It was a nice fun scenic walk
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.