Distance: Over 60 km
Time: 30 min – 6 hrs
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A

Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: March – October
Permit Required: No

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A fantastic way for families to see and explore Canmore is by straddling their bikes and accessing the large network of pathways connecting neighbourhoods to parks and trails. Over 60 km of multi-use pathways are located throughout Canmore. These wide gravel and paved paths connect Silver Tip, Benchlands, Three Sisters and Grassi Peaks to the downtown core. If you’re in the mood for cruising or taking the family out for a light spin, these trails are a great way to take in the surrounding mountain and river views along relatively low angle paths. Please note that these pathways are multi-use, so watch out for runners, walkers or kids playing alongside the trails.

A number of the pathways serve as gentle connectors to the local mountain bike trails. Most trails, including Montane Traverse, Horseshoe Loop, and the Highline, may be accessed via the network of paths. This means that no matter where you’re staying, the trails around Canmore can be accessed right out your front door.

During the June 2013 floods the bike paths circling Cougar Creek were completely wiped out and destroyed. Reconstruction of these few trails has begun and most have now reopened for public use. However, as work continues on Cougar Creek, expect section of trails located in this area to be closed from time to time as contractors finish up all the required work. All other paths in and around Canmore remain in good condition and open for you to explore.


Canmore bike paths may be accessed from the downtown and are generally well marked. Please refer to the Canmore Bike Paths map to find the entrance to the path nearest you.

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