We’re lucky to enjoy some pretty amazing trails in Canmore, and there are a lot of very passionate trail users in town. Trails are increasingly being recognised as a valuable asset that draws tourism, and are worth protecting.
We also have a lot of constraints and challenges in our trail network. Our narrow valley is an important corridor for wildlife movement, so it’s essential for us to maintain wildlife corridors and habitat patches through our narrow valley – this means restricted trail development. Some of the popular trails in our valley are on private land, and will be lost at some point in the future.
Through partnerships and collaboration, we’ll focus on ways to continue to improve and enhance Canmore’s trail system.
- Share the trails. Dismount when approaching horses. Yield to pedestrians. Respect other’s rights to use the trails. Respect wildlife leaving no trace.
- Stay on maintained trails. Do not widen the trail or cut corners.
- Help maintain the trails you use. Don’t ride or hike on closed trails.
- Remember trail usage is a privilege, abide by trail etiquette.