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“Take your mosquito repellent.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fenland Trail

Fenland Trail
Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 33 Attractions in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Take your mosquito repellent.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I know mosquito repellent is needed anywhere in Banff in the summer, but on this trail it's really needed. Not a beautiful trail, but easy and peaceful. But I'd prefer walking along the Bow River, and certainly up Tunnel Mountain. Was the least interesting trail we took in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Richmond Hill, ON
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26 attraction reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice and short trail for mountain bikes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nice and easy trail for beginners, close to Legacy trail (along the hwy), so if you don't like MB, you can always switch to paved road.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Interesting walk, but needs time to heal from flooding.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The June 2013 floods turned a pretty little creek into a raging torrent here and wiped out paths, boardwalks and picnic tables. Town of Banff/Parks Canada is doing a great job rebuilding but, like everything, it takes time. The picnic tables are back, the bridge is clear. There's debris evidence in the creek itself and the paths are hard-packed silt making the ground a bit uneven. Right now I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with mobility/balance issues when walking. (Take the drive the next turn south and go along the lakeshore instead.) Still a beautiful area, normally full of wildflowers, and very natural.

Visited July 2013
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Better things to do in beautiful Banff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

It is a walk around a wooded area overlooking a tributary to the Bow River. Very convenient to get to, just a 2 min walk from Banff Centre and very flat if you do not want to exert yourself. NDoesn't take long (20 minutes), is free and is nice enough.

So is "Poor" a bit harsh? There are better trails in Banff than this, like the walk along the Bow River Falls. Being in such a stunning location it was frankly disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Beautiful Easy Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Want to experience a beautiful woods and river hike on flat ground? It's short and easy. That's the great thing about the area - there is something for every age and skill level.

Visited June 2013
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