Built to commemorate Parks Canada’s 125th anniversary, the first two legs of the trail were completed in the fall of 2010. It is a scenic three metre wide, 26 kilometre long, commuter trail connecting the small mountain town communities of Canmore and Banff. The route runs parallel to the highway and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. This is a great trail for families and cyclists of all abilities to enjoy.
The recent expansion to the trail ensures that cyclists can now safely park in Canmore and ride the trail out to Banff without having to get onto the highway (Trans-Canada Hwy 1) at any point. Begin your ride from Banff town centre or park at the Travel Alberta Visitor Centre (located on the south side of Hwy 1 on the west end of Canmore Service Road) and begin your ride from there. The Legacy Trail runs all the way to the Town of Banff with an option to continue on to Hwy 1A from Vermillion Lakes. This is a fantastic trail enjoyed by all, including cyclists, runners and rollerbladers.
The fourth and final leg of the Legacy Trail is in the works. This leg will take users from the Travel Alberta Visitor Centre all the way to the Canmore Nordic Centre.
|Elevation Profile||185 m|
|Trail Map|| Kananaskis Valley Map (Geo Referenced)|
|Trail Report:||Canmore and Area|