The road and mountain biking season typically runs from May through to October, although some roads open up for cyclists earlier in the year. Fat biking is a fun option when snow is covering the trails and roads.
Whatever the season, weather in the mountains is unpredictable so make sure you are prepared with a repair kit, tools, and warm waterproof layers. You should also be aware of wildlife. Check Parks Canada’s website for more information about biking safety and wildlife advisories.
2021 Enhanced Cycling Offers
The Bow Valley Parkway
The eastern section of the Bow Valley Parkway from Fireside day-use area to Johnston Canyon day-use area will continue to be closed throughout the summer to public vehicles. Providing an enhanced cycling experience on the 17km stretch of road.
Cyclists planning to use the Bow Valley Parkway should park at the Town of Banff Fenlands Recreation Centre or Train Station parking lots. Both are accessible via the Norquay Road entrance to the townsite. Learn more about parking in Banff National Park.