Banff Legacy Trail
Banff, Alberta, Canada
The Banff Legacy Trail, built to commemorate Parks Canada’s 125th anniversary, was completed in the fall of 2010. It is a scenic three metre wide, 22 kilometres-long, commuter trail. The route runs parallel to the highway and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. A great trail for families and cyclists of all abilities to enjoy.
The main leg of the trail begins at the end of Banff Avenue and heads east to the Banff East Gate. An extension to the Legacy trail from the Banff East Gate to Harvie Heights is currently under construction, while a proposed extension from the Harvie Heights overpass to the Info Centre in Canmore is currently under review.
Please note, parking at the Banff East Gate is not allowed; therefore, I suggest starting your trip in Banff where you’ll find plenty of parking. From there you can take the main leg (16km) east or opt for a shorter route by taking the Legacy to the 1A (6km). The second option is to park in Canmore and ride the roads to the start of the trail at the East Gates.