Whether you love to hike or bike, the best place to do it is along the Banff Legacy Trail, extending from Canmore to Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Who knows? You may even be joined by a herd of elk


Biking or Hiking on the Banff Legacy Trail

The Banff Legacy Trail was built in honour of Banff National Park’s 125th Anniversary. The new Legacy Trail is a non-motorized recreation trail – for biking, hiking and in-line skating. It's a great way to experience the Rockies and the beauty of Banff National Park. You can experience Canada's oldest national park the way the first visitors did – on foot!

How much time will I need?

  • A few hours, varies with ability

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • Make sure to bring water, a snack, bug spray, proper clothing and footwear. You must also have your own bike and helmet. But you can also pay to rent one from a third party retailer within the Park.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes. There is a cost if you want to rent a bike and helmet.

When's the best time to do this?

  • Daytime from late May to late September


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