Town of Canmore

Bike & Walking Trails

Canmore offers an extensive network of multi-use trails extending throughout town, and beyond to surrounding recreation areas and municipalities. Discover the opportunities Canmore has to offer below.


From road cycling & mountain biking to leisurely cruises along the river paths, Canmore offers cycling for all ages and abilities.  It is easy to commute around town using the Town of Canmore's maintained path system

   pdf Bow Valley East - Trail Map (1.34 MB)


Legacy Trail

pdf Download the Legacy Trail Map (2.58 MB)

The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail offers cyclist, pedestrians, and other users a fantastic 4.5km link from the Town of Canmore to the Banff Park East Gate. Users can now enjoy 20km of continuous scenic paved pathway connecting the communities of Banff and Canmore. The trail also continues up to the Canmore Nordic Centre via a multi-use trail by the Rundle Power Plant on the Bow River. 

It can be busy on the trail. Expect to encounter other users of varying abilities. This multi-use recreation path is built for the enjoyment of diverse users – from cyclists to skateboarders, pedestrians, and in-line skaters. To ensure enjoyment of all users, please be considerate: 

  • Travel at a reasonable and controlled speed
  • Be courteous to slower users
  • Always keep to the right
  • Wear a helmet
  • Announce "on your left" and pass with care at a reasonable pace
  • Horses always have the right of way; stop and allow horses to pass safely
  • Pets must be leashed


Canmore offers a variety of trail systems for walking, from maintained gravel path systems, paved trails to the numerous hiking opportunities in the area there is something for everyone.  It is easy to get around town on foot using both the path systems and roadways.



The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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