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Trails Master Plan Projects

Action 8Trails Master Plan Action 8
: Improve the paved pathway alignment and grade on the northeast side of the Banff Avenue Bridge between the sidewalk and the Bow River Trail. This will help to provide a more accessible grade and reduce cyclist speeds at this trail intersection. It will also include a curb cut for cyclists. Work is scheduled to start May 2, 2018 and last approximately two weeks. That section of the trail will be closed during this time.












Trails Master Plan Action 19: The current proposal is to narrow the painted driving lanes slightly, from approximately 3.75m to 3.3m, and repair the asphalt shoulder drainage, in order to create a new 1.5m painted cyclist lane from approximately the 400 block of Otter Street to the intersection of Hidden Ridge Way. On the downhill, cyclists would be expected to mix with vehicles, as is currently the case.

On-street vehicle parking would not be impacted by this proposal.
Action 19

Trails Master Plan Action 20A: The current proposal is to narrow the painted driving lanes slightly from approximately 3.5m to 3.0m in order to create a wider (1.27m – 1.84m) multi-use pedestrian/bike lane from the cemetery up to Surprise Corner. Downhill, cyclists would be expected to mix with vehicles, as is currently the case.
Trails Master Plan Action 20A
Locations of Proposed On-Road Improvements 
Proposed On-Road Lane Improvement Locations


Trail Network
Banff has a vast network of trails throughout the town and national park. The following is a list of trails within a walking distance of the townsite or easily accessible by Roam Public Transit. Download a copy of the Banff Trails Map (PDF).

Trails MapHiking Near Banff Townsite

Trails in Lake Minnewanka Area and Beyond

Check Parks Canada's Trail Conditions Report before heading out and Important Bulletins about area closures.


Trails Master Plan
The Trails Master Plan will be used to help guide the development of trails and trail maintenance in the Town of Banff for the next 10 years. Adopted by council on February 23, 2015, the intention of the plan is to help the town create a more robust trails network to support recreational uses, visitor experience and a more sustainable active transportation system.

Download a copy of the Trails Master Plan (PDF)