Canmore and Bow Valley

Killer Knees: the CNC’s hiking trail

On the Canmore Nordic Centre’s summer trail map (price $1.50), one page is devoted to its one and only hiking trail AM, meaning “to alpine meadows.” (The Georgetown interpretive trail seems to have got mixed up among the bike trails.) It is touted as 2.5 km one way  with a 250 m height gain from the stadium area and is closed between Dec. 2 and June 25 because of wildlife concerns.

Clarifying Jura Creek trails

A map showing  the canyon route, the canyon bypass and the high trail which has a steep start and even steeper finish down to a campsite. When water levels are reasonable, we prefer the canyon bypass despite a bit of stream hopping.

Canmore Trail Maps

The town of Canmore has produced a double-sided trail map, useful for everyone from first time visitors to long-time residents. The map shows all paved pathways and major gravel/natural surfaced trails throughout the town core and along the flanks of Canmore’s surrounding peaks.

Highline Trail – Canmore

A Google Earth view showing the new Highline Trail above Canmore. It provides hikers with an 8.6 km loop or 10.3 km of trail if you hike all the way to the east end.

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