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Banff Legacy Trail hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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Why choose a trail at Banff Legacy Trail?

The Banff Legacy Trail is a world-class, multi-use trail system that offers something for everyone. The trail winds its way through the heart of Banff National Park and provides stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, glaciers, forests and rivers. It is perfect for hiking, biking, running and horseback riding.

The trail begins in the town of Banff and follows the Bow River upstream to Lake Louise. It then continues along the eastern edge of the park to the town of Canmore. The total length of the trail is about 85 kilometres (53 miles) and can be completed in a few days or weeks, depending on your level of fitness and how much you want to explore.

The Banff Legacy Trail is a great way to experience all that Banff National Park has to offer. The scenery is breathtaking and there are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow, making it a perfect choice for visitors of all ages and abilities.


What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.46932
51.1719834

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Banff Legacy Trail
Banff Legacy Trail, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Legacy Trail starts at the Banff townsite and goes south to the hamlet of Lake Louise.

Why visit Banff Legacy Trail

The Banff Legacy Trail is a beautiful, paved pathway that winds through the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta. The trail offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a morning bike ride. Wildlife sightings are common along the trail, so keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, and even bears! There are also several interpretive panels along the way, providing information on the history and ecology of the area. The Banff Legacy Trail is a must-see for any visitor to Banff National Park.

Is Banff Legacy Trail in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Banff Legacy Trail is a great place for the whole family. There are many different activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Things not to be missed

Banff Legacy Trail is a great place for a walk, run, or bike ride. The trail is paved and winds through the forest and alongside the river. There are also several picnic areas and a playground near the trail.

1. Banff National Park - Banff National Park is Canada's first national park and was established in 1885. The park is home to stunning mountain scenery, glaciers, lakes, forests, and wildlife. There are plenty of things to do in the park including hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and skiing.

2. Sulphur Mountain Gondola - A trip up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola is a must-do activity in Banff. At the top of the mountain, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area.

3. Lake Louise - Lake Louise is a beautiful turquoise lake located in Banff National Park. The lake is a popular spot for hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

4. Johnston Canyon - Johnston Canyon is a popular hiking destination located just outside of Banff National Park. The canyon features a series of waterfalls and narrow passages that can be explored on foot.

5. Moraine Lake - Moraine Lake is another beautiful turquoise lake located in Banff National Park. The lake is a popular spot for hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

Where to eat?

1. The Banff Tea House - This tea house is located in the heart of Banff National Park and offers a wide variety of tea, coffee, and pastries.

2. The Vermilion Lakes Resort - This resort is located on the edge of the Vermilion Lakes and offers a variety of dining options, including a pub, a grill, and a fine dining restaurant.

3. The Tunnel Mountain Campground - This campground is located in the heart of Banff National Park and offers a variety of food options, including a convenience store, a pizza place, and a burger shack.

4. The Johnston Canyon Resort - This resort is located at the entrance to Johnston Canyon and offers a variety of food options, including a cafe, a pub, and a fine dining restaurant.

5. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site - This national historic site is located in the heart of Banff National Park and offers a variety of food options, including a cafe and a concession stand.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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