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Legacy Trail expected to open by long weekend

The popular trail between Canmore and Banff is currently being swept. However, potential users are warned there are limited, or no services available in either community.
The Legacy Trail, between Canmore and Banff along the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, will reopen for the May long weekend. Users are cautioned that limited, or no services are currently available in either community and physical distancing should be maintained at all times. RMO FILE PHOTO

BOW VALLEY – Sweeping of the Legacy Trail in the Bow Valley should be completed before the May long weekend, but officials are reminding locals there are no services available inside the national park.

But officials warn potential users of the popular trail that services are limited or not available inside Banff National Park and in Canmore at this time. 

The Town of Canmore posted on social media Wednesday (May 13) that sweeping of the trail is expected to be complete in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. 

Those services include public washrooms, access to trailhead parking lots and vehicle access to secondary roads within the national park.

Trail users are responsible for their own safety and are required to practice physical distancing. Vehicle access for parking for users of the Legacy Trail is also limited. 



Tanya Foubert

About the Author: Tanya Foubert

Tanya Foubert started as a news reporter at the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2006. She won the Canadian Community Newspaper Award for best news story for her coverage of the 2013 flood. In December 2018, she became editor of the Outlook.
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