E-bikes are a great way to clock up those kilometers in a more leisurely fashion than traditional cycling and biking. Experience some of Banff's most iconic biking routes with the help of some extra pedal power thanks to the quiet motor built into the bike. Rent an e-bike and explore at your own pace or join a tour with a passionate local guide.
E-bike rental are available from multiple providers in Banff and Lake Louise. Book your rental in advance to guarantee availability.
- Banff Adventures
- Banff Cycle
- SkigBig3 Adventure Hub
- Ultimate Sports
- Wilson Mountain Sports
Guided E-bike Tours
Enjoy an easy guided sightseeing tour to some of Banff's most iconic location with an expert local guide from Banff Cycle, White Mountain Adventures or Bikescape (e-mountain bike). Choose from a selection of daily guided tours or get in touch to book a custom tour that's exactly right for you.
E-bikes are only permitted on select trails in Banff National Park. Find out more from Parks Canada.
BANFF LEGACY TRAIL
Difficulty: Easy / Family
Starting points: Valleyview Picnic Area, Cascade Ponds, Vermilion Lakes, East end of Banff Avenue
Distance: 26 km
From the town of Banff, the Banff Legacy Trail provides bikers with two options: heading east toward the Banff National Park gates, a route which parallels the TransCanada Highway and spectacular Mount Rundle; or heading west along Vermilion Lakes to link up with the Bow Valley Parkway.
LAKE MINNEWANKA ROAD
Starting points: Cascade Ponds, Lake Minnewanka Day-use Area, or the Banff Legacy Trail
Distance: 13.1 km
If you’re up for panoramic views and some fun hills, the Lake Minnewanka Road is a great option. This two-lane road is the gateway to many popular attractions, including Cascade Ponds, Bankhead, Two Jack Lake, Johnson Lake and, of course, Lake Minnewanka. Connect this ride with Tunnel Mountain Drive for a really scenic route.
BOW VALLEY PARKWAY
Starting points: Trans-Canada Highway, 5.5 km west of the Mt. Norquay overpass and Banff Legacy Trail (West), or midpoint from Castle Junction.
Distance: 31 km Banff to Castle Junction
The Bow Valley Parkway winds its way through forest with open views of the Bow River and impressive peaks such as Castle Mountain. This active wildlife corridor offers many interpretative exhibits, trailheads for hiking, picnic areas and campgrounds.
2022 enhanced cycling offer: The eastern section of the Bow Valley Parkway from Fireside day-use area to Johnston Canyon day-use area will operate with restricted vehicle access from May 1 to June 25, and from September 1 - 30, 2022. Providing an enhanced cycling experience on the 17km stretch of road.
Starting Point: Great Divide parking lot at 3.6 km mark of Lake Louise Drive
Distance: 10.5 km one way
This route (formerly the 1A Hwy) is closed to vehicles. Though paved, the surface is rough. It winds past the Great Divide at 7.5 km and continues to the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park.