Riding the Legacy/Canmore Trail between Banff and Canmore
Due to recent flood damage throughout the region, the Bike'n Hike Shuttle service has unfortunately been cancelled for the 2013 summer season.
Thanks for your understanding and we hope to be up and running next season!
We are only taking private group bookings for the 2013 season. Please call us (White Mountain Adventures)
at 403-760-4403 ext. 21.
The Legacy Trail is a newly built paved trail that makes a safe, and fun ride between Banff and Canmore possible. 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. A short ways beyond the park gates and on the other side of the highway (accessed by road overpass) the Canmore Trail then picks up where the Legacy Trail ends, and continues all the way to the main access road into Canmore, where it is a short ride to downtown. Total distance is approx. 25 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.