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Banff Legacy Trail

Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #30 of 54 Activities in Banff
Type: Trails, Sports
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Type: Trails, Sports

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great scenery every time we walk or bike this Legacy Trail. We always take lots of pictures of the mountains reflecting on the lakes.

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Golden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This trail goes from Canmore to Banff. It is paved all the way, and mostly not too challenging. The views are really nice at some points, but at others you feel the road too much. The length is nice to bike in to Banff, get lunch, then head back. Good for kids or without. However, there is musch more spectacular... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

The Banff Legacy Trail runs between Canmore and Banff Alberta. It is a great outing for a family activity. We traveled on our bikes round trip. Two twelve year olds and rapidly aging parents. We found the trail quite receptive to the occasional biker. The run from Banff to Canmore is the easier half. You can also take the Banff... More 

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Ingaro, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is nice if you are a road biker, or if you go with the whole family. You can stop and look at the lakes and the mountains. But I don't like it because of the traffic.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Peaceful trail, very picturesque with the river, falls, trees and the mountains. Well kept trail also.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I saved a fair of money at a conference at the Banff Centre by staying in Canmore and riding my bike to the Banff Centre each day. It took an hour and a half to the conference centre and an hour back. I averaged 18 km/h on way to Banff and 25 on way back. They are still repairing the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
30 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently rode from Canmore to Banff and back and would rate this as a very good ride particularly for inexperienced cyclists. As has been noted in other reviews, it does run near the highway, and so is noisy, however the views are spectacular. It is an easy ride, with a couple of hills, however it is a ride which... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was in two minds how to rate this - my son (age 12) voted it as one of his favourite days of our holiday and it certainly has the potential to be a great cycle route but, as other reviewers have said, it is spoiled by being so close to the main highway. I was naive in thinking that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are not many places where you can ride 23 km non-stop on a good surface, separated from traffic. This is one of them. The easiest way to do this is Canmore to Banff first, and the easier Banff to Canmore (slightly downhill plus we had a tail wind, which apparently is common) second. There is fairly steady bicycle traffic,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

For being in the Canadian Rockies, this trail was not too difficult, fairly level, but will wear you out going uphill gradually if you're not an experienced cyclist. Only the more experienced cyclist will love going all the way to Banff on it. We turned around 3/4 of the way there, and enjoyed the long downhill ride back to Canmore... More 

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