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Fenland Trail

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Address: Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ideal easy trail

Visited on a couple of occasions during our stay. Easy trail to follow, we spotted a few birds and enjoyed the views of the rivers. Can also walk through to vermillion lakes from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GrumpyNana
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few flat hiking trails in the Banff area. Our family enjoyed this leisurely trail that is through a forest, along a beautiful river. We dipped our feet in the ice cold water. It was a pleasant 1 hour of the afternoon.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this trail in the late afternoon / early evening. There were no more English brochures available but plenty of French ones. Saw very few people on the trail. Was prepared to take pics of animals and was blessed by spotting beavers. The interpretive / informative stations were noted but because there were no more English brochures, we didn't... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk through trees and by creek. No elevation. No waterfalls. Points of interest on a self guided tour with brochures at the beginning of trail head, English and French. No English left so we took a French and used Google Translator. Bring bug spray!.

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Blackfalds, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fenland trail is easy to find and follow. It is located withing Banff's townsite. We followed the Bow River Trail to the Fenland Trail. Nice short hike, about 1 hour tops.

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Langley, Bc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fenland trail is nice for a quiet walk. Lots of bird species. But it is NOT on Norquay road. It is near the west entrance to Banff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a couple of occasions during our stay. Easy trail to follow, we spotted a few birds and enjoyed the views of the rivers. Can also walk through to vermillion lakes from here.

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Thank GrumpyNana
East Calder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were enjoying a walk along the Bow River and came upon signs for the Fenland Trail, a very gentle walk that encompasses a fenland and at times is in sight of the Bow River, we encountered very few people but did come across a mule deer who was very happy to be photographed by us and was not in... More 

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footscray west
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was my first walk in Banf - simply followed the walking trail along the Bow River from town to its start point early in the morning. Was flat, muddy in parts, mostly shaded by tall trees, with no particularly good views. I was hoping it would be a good place to see some birdlife, but apart from a couple... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We walked the Fenland trail to reach the Vermillion Lakes and found it to be very pretty. We even swam in the river along the trail because it was so inviting but cold!!! Recommend trying this trail if you like to be secluded because it isn't very known so you get a little bit of peace!

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ShewoodPark Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Easily travelled woodland trail. Great spot for bird watching. Plenty of chipmunks. Chatted with a squirrel for a bit. Saw evidence of beaver activity. Watched a kayaker on Vermillion lakes.

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