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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top 5 Family Friendly Bike Trails in Banff


Feel the wind in your hair and relive your childhood by getting on your bike from your Banff hotel this summer!

With a number of family friendly bike trails on the doorstep of your hotel in Banff, you can hit the open road and experience Banff National Park from your bike seat.

Here is our Top 5 Family Friendly bike trails in Banff

Bow River Trail
2-9km 10-20minutes
Accessible  from downtown Banff, the Bow River trail is a smooth ride along the beautiful Bow river. Start at Muskrat Street, continuing underneath the Bow River Bridge, towards the Blue Canoe Docks and out of town towards the fantastic Fenland trail. There are lots of benches to stop at and take in the stunning views. Local Tip: Look out for the Bow River Beavers swimming around!

Fenland Trail
2km 30-45 minutes
Breathe deep as you take this fun woodland trail through a white spruce forest along a beautiful Rocky Mountain creek. You’ll find interpretive maps and guides along this short route while you and the family explore this easy, off-road adventure.

Bow Falls Trail
1.2 km 20-25 minutes
See Banff’s beautiful Bow Fall’s starting from the Bow River Bridge, past the roaring rapids to the look-out point below. Remember to take your camera before you leave your Banff hotel as the iconic falls are not to be missed!

Vermillion Lakes

4km 1hr
Located just off the Fenland Trail, this paved bike trail takes you to some of the most iconic scenic spots in Banff. Capture the ultimate shot of Mt. Rundle as you enjoy this route, stopping at the various docks, perfect for picnics brought along from your hotel in Banff.

Sundance Canyon
4.3km 1.5 hours
The family friendly trail may the longest trail on the list, but the scenery and end result is well worth it! Follow the trail out to Cave and Basin where you will find a smooth paved trail that takes you past the Bow River, through a forested area and finally to the rushing waters of Sundance Canyon. You’ll find a picnic area and toilets along your route.

We offer discounted bike rentals from Backtrax on Bear St. to guests staying at the Douglas Fir Resort. Backtrax offers 5 different bike types from city to mountain; to kid and junior bikes (complete with training wheels), helmets, repair kits and more!

Get out and enjoy Banff National Park from your hotel in Banff with a day biking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Douglas Fir Resort & Chalet’s, Banff’s Finest Family Accommodation

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