Diverse mountain terrain in Banff National Park is the perfect backdrop for hiking, biking, strolling, in-line skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing enthusiasts... a mountain of opportunity for all levels and abilities.
Banff National Park has a thousand kilometers of hiking trails that weave their way through protected wilderness. Some of these trails reach far into the backcountry while others wind through forested trails to an alpine lake or charming teahouse. If you’re up for more of a scenic stroll, take an easy walk around a creek-side loop or to a rushing waterfall.
From gentle treks through the woods to intense climbs, the 190 km of trails in Canada’s first national park offer an experience for every mountain biker, while more than 100 km of asphalt provide both recreational and adventuresome outings for road riders.
Banff National Park lets you lose yourself in wilderness, no matter what your definition of an outdoor experience. Parks Canada operates thirteen campgrounds with over 2,400 campsites in Banff and Lake Louise, each varying in amenities, location and accessibility. Find a site that suits your needs, whether you have a tent, trailer or motorhome.
A Local’s Favorite.....The Banff Legacy Trail
The Banff Legacy Trail offers all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts – from cyclists, runners and roller skiers – a great way to experience Banff National Park. Twenty-six kilometres of paved trails and roadways span from Banff Park East Gate to the Bow Valley Parkway with breathtaking views, covered picnic areas, the Banff townsite, and a variety of rest spots along the way.