The Best Way to Get around the mountains for Biking and Hiking

Booking

BOOK ONLINE NOW OR by Phone anytime (including the day of the service): 403-762-2282
Private bookings and offseason inquiries: 403-760-4403 ext. 21

Schedule

For 2016, the shuttle will be running every day until September 11 and a bonus week end September 17-18.

Banff to Canmore
(stopping at Travel AB Info Centre)

10:15 am

12:15 pm

2:15 pm

4:15 pm

5:15 pm

Canmore to Goat Creek / Ha Ling
(stopping at Nordic Centre)

10:35/45 am

12:35/45 pm

2:35/45 pm

Goat Creek / Ha Ling to Canmore
(stopping at Nordic Centre)

11:05am

1:05 pm

3:05 pm

Canmore downtown to Banff

11:30 am

1:30 pm

4:45 pm

Travel AB Info Centre to Banff

11:40 am

1:40 pm

4:55 pm

Fares

Banff to Canmore

Adult: $10

Child: $10

Banff- Nordic Centre

Adult: $20

Child: $15

Banff- Goat Creek and Ha Ling Peak Trail

Adult: $25

Child: $20

Canmore - Nordic Centre

Adult: $10

Child: $10

Canmore - Goat Creek and Ha Ling Peak Trail

Adult: $15

Child: $10

Pickup and Drop-Off Locations

Banff

Banff Train Station

Canmore

Downtown, public parking lot on 9th St behind Canmore Info Centre.

Legacy Trailhead at Travel Alberta Info. Centre - 10 minutes before or after downtown stop.

Goat Creek/Ha Ling

Parking lot at Goat Creek Trailhead

Nordic Centre

Opposite day lodge at Canmore Nordic Centre

Hiking and Biking Options around the Bow Valley

Biking

Legacy Trail and Canmore Trail between Banff and Canmore:

The Legacy Trail is a newly built paved trail that makes a safe, and fun ride between Banff and Canmore possible. The first section was built by Parks Canada. It follows the Trans-Canada Hwy from the town of Banff to the Banff National Park Gates. Along the way you can make a short side trip to the Cascade Ponds and there is also a great lunch stop roughly halfway along the trail at the Valleyview Picnic Area.

It has become so immensely popular that in 2013, the trail was extended from the park gate to the town of Canmore and now terminates at the Travel Alberta Information Centre where a new parking lot has been built to accommodate all of the bikers. From the official trail end it is a short ride to downtown Canmore along city streets and pathways. Total distance is approx. 24 kilometres.

The creation of the Legacy Trail makes a one way trip between 2 towns a great way to enjoy the mountains and get some beautiful cycling in!

The trail can be ridden in either direction but the best direction to ride is from Banff to Canmore. There is slightly more downhill from Banff to Canmore, the bridge crossing over the highway goes with the traffic flow, and best of all, the wind is almost always at your back!

Allow 2 - 3 hours from Banff to Canmore and longer from Canmore to Banff.

Goat Creek Trail to Banff:
The most popular easy mountain bike ride in the valley. This 18 km long trail begins at the Goat Creek Trailhead above Canmore and follows old fire roads to the town of Banff, finishing at the Banff Springs Hotel. Starting above Canmore, it's more downhill than uphill. Lots of interesting places to stop for a break along the way - particularly at the Goat Creek and Spray River bridges. Allow 2-3 hours.

Canmore Nordic Centre Mountain Biking Trails: 
Spend a day riding the extensive mountain biking trail network. All levels of trails from beginner to expert. Single and double track.

Rundle Riverside Trail from Canmore Nordic Centre to Banff:
If you like roots, rocks and technical challenge, this single track is for you. From the Nordic Centre boundary to the trail's end at the Banff Springs Golf Course, this relatively flat 12 km trail is a surprisingly tough challenge! Allow 2-3 hours.

Hiking

Ha Ling Peak:
see Route Map for more information

Goat Creek Trail to Banff:
The most popular easy mountain bike ride in the valley. This 18 km long trail begins at the Goat Creek Trailhead above Canmore and follows old fire roads to the town of Banff, finishing at the Banff Springs Hotel. Starting above Canmore, it's more downhill than uphill. Lots of interesting places to stop for a break along the way - particularly at the Goat Creek and Spray River bridges. Allow 2-3 hours.

Canmore Nordic Centre Mountain Biking Trails: 
Spend a day riding the extensive mountain biking trail network. All levels of trails from beginner to expert. Single and double track.

Rundle Riverside Trail from Canmore Nordic Centre to Banff:
If you like roots, rocks and technical challenge, this single track is for you. From the Nordic Centre boundary to the trail's end at the Banff Springs Golf Course, this relatively flat 12 km trail is a surprisingly tough challenge! Allow 2-3 hours.

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