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Banff Legacy Trail

Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Trails
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- Jul 11, 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Overall, I very much liked and recommend The Legacy Trail. This was my first time not only experiencing this trail but also doing a cycling trip of this length. Yes, it does run beside the highway; however, cyclists going between the towns had to be right on the highway so this alleviates that. You will find more remote trails elsewhere... More

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Alberta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

With the completion of the Canmore portion near the end of the 2013 summer season, you can now ride all the way between Canmore and Banff on a paved bike path. It is overall slightly uphill in the Canmore to Banff direction. It makes for a great round-trip bicycle journey. Serious road bikers can go by at a fairly high... More

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VANCOUVER
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We ran a marathon on the trail yesterday, from the Townsite of Banff, almost to Canmore. It was closed so bike sharing could be a problem. Great pavement and quite flat. Much better than the highway.

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Brantford, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The ride is a very well maintained road and offers lovely sights. Important to be aware of the corners and speeds of other travellers too.

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Port Alberni, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great outing for biking but it can be windy. It is worthwhile if you want a good outing for a day on a sunny side. Need to stay focused though.

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Banff
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For people who love to cycle, the Legacy Trail can be accessed in Canmore and goes all the way to the town of Banff. It's paved all the way (one small section had to be re-routed onto the TransCanada because of the June 2013 floods, but that will be fixed from what I've heard), and is not a difficult route.... More

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Coombs, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It was great to see this finally open and the fact they are going to have it for bicycles and sightseeing. Need to get into better shape next time/

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The trail is very pleasant and offers great opportunities to explore and see the sights nearby. As it goes from Canmore to Banff and on to the Bow Valley Parkway it is not too difficult a ride.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have to say we were more than a little disappointed. It was just too noisy for our liking. I think it is great if you just want a good workout but for a nice pretty ride, I would just as soon do Memorial Drive in Calgary.

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Canmore, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good news,as os Sept '13, the trail has been extended as far as the Tourist Information area at the west end of Canmore. It is 4.5 km of smooth asphalt. It is wider than the Banff park portion and away from the TCH for the most part. Park at the Tourist information. The Town also has added paved trails from... More

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