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Fenland Trail

Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails
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Oak Park, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Of nine hikes we did in the Banff/Jasper area this week, easily the most disappointing. No wildlife, no real changes in scenery. I'm afraid we were spoiled by Parker Ridge, the Ink Pots and Johnson Canyon, Grassi Lakes, Morraine Lake and consolation Lakes, Tunnel Mountain and Sulpher Mountain, all of which were far superior for our family of energetic hikers... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Before setting out on the trail, I recommend picking up a trail leaflet. There were none at the trailhead so I was thankful I'd picked one up from the ranger kiosk at the train station the day before. The artworks are lovely on the posts on the trail and the corresponding information in the leaflet is interesting. I walked the... More

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Birmingham uk
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Posting this just as a warning to be careful really. Started out on the trail, which is a very short walk out of Banff town. After a few minutes were confronted by other walkers coming from the opposite direction at great pace warning us of a Grizzly just round the corner coming our way! Needless to say we turned back... More

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First off this trail has been under construction for at least two years. while you can visit this small park like trail system at the edge of Banff. It's better to simple skip this trail system and walk out to Vermillion Lakes or Sundance Canyon as they are far more rewarding. If you are a bird watcher than this area... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bow river is still frozen, and lots of snow on the ground but the trail was very walkable. Close to town, but true wilderness experience

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Fenland trail provides you with a lovely walk through the trees next to the Bow river especially on a sunny winter's day. It's very near to Banff, and is a great way to spend a lazy morning or afternoon wandering on well marked out trails in the trees away from traffic and people. Smell the air, look out for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a terrific hike to take the kids on. It's short, but it follows the river and some marshlands and is a very interesting, easy trail. The kids may see some trout in the river, and perhaps even a beaver or two.

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San Diego, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

You may find many things you didn't expect on this beautiful, quiet trail. A very beautiful walk in the woods.

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Banff, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you just want to stroll on an easy path, then fenland trail is yours to enjoy. Bring your camera, maybe binoculars, and enjoy this very easy trail where you may see all sorts of wildlife. 4 legged, and feathered. There plenty of benches around for you to stop and soak in the vistas. A must do whilst in Banff.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It is a nice walk on a cooler day. The trip only takes a while and is very pleasant and quiet. We did not see much wildlife but the trail was well kept.

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