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05-19-2009, 06:43 PM #1
Great News for Alberta Road Cyclists
We'll be able to ride from Calgary (via 1a) to Jasper with only having to ride 1km on the TCH from Louise to the Parkway turnoff!
New mountain trail to connect Canmore, Lake Louise
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | 5:45 PM MT Comments3Recommend3
The Legacy Trail will run along the Trans-Canada Highway from Canmore to Banff, and then along Highway 1A to Lake Louise. The Legacy Trail will run along the Trans-Canada Highway from Canmore to Banff, and then along Highway 1A to Lake Louise. (Dave Gilson/CBC)
Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have a stunning nature trail to explore in Alberta that runs from Canmore to Lake Louise.
The federal government announced Tuesday afternoon that $6.75 million will be spent on building a new paved path through Banff National Park for hikers, cyclists and in-line skaters.
The Legacy Trail will run 26 kilometres from Canmore to the Bow Valley Parkway just west of the Banff town site, along the Trans-Canada Highway between the road and wildlife fence. The path will then join up with Highway 1A to Lake Louise.
Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice, who was at the Banff announcement, called the trail an environmentally friendly way to link the mountain towns.
The trail still needs to pass an environmental assessment, but work could begin this summer and finish in time for Banff's125th anniversary in the fall of 2010.
People who live in area say they're pleased the project that's been in works for years is going ahead. Local groups hope it will bring more tourists to the region.
05-20-2009, 04:54 PM #2
Cool. Riding the TC freaks me out with all the tourists in rental cars and RVs wandering on to the shoulder while they gawk at the scenery."Good girls go to heaven. Bad ones go to hell. And girls on fast bikes go anywhere they want." Elena
05-20-2009, 05:35 PM #3click click boom
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I might have to learn to inline skate...
05-20-2009, 06:07 PM #4I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.
05-20-2009, 10:43 PM #5Meadow-Charger
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05-21-2009, 09:05 AM #6
done in fall 2010 seems fast for parks CND.
wonder if it will be smooth/wide enough for both walkers and roadies?
05-21-2009, 12:47 PM #7Registered User
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- columbia valley
the real question is how are they going to keep all the lycra-clad XC roller-skiers off it?
05-21-2009, 04:10 PM #8