Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Canmore Nordic Centre Provicial Park

Trail Report

Updated: May 24, 2024

Updated: May 24, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Day-Lodge
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Meadow Hut
CLOSED
Administration
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Trail Sports
Call (403) 678-6764 for reservations OPEN daily 9 am - 6 pm

***EVENT NOTICE*** Women's Soap Run - Friday, May 24th - Sunday, May 26th. Please visit the event section for more information, and obey all event closures in place. Please use caution when driving in and around the Canmore Nordic Centre on Saturday May 25th. Runners utilizing the CNC's roadway to transition from the trail system to Hwy 742 for the Half Marathon course. 

May 24, 2024: Due to current weather conditions, all of our trails are wet and soft at the moment. Riding is not recommended at this time. If venturing out, we recommend cautious assessment of both trail and weather conditions (as well as your skills). We kindly ask to report any fallen trees or other hazards to the front desk to help our trail crew clear the trails and assure safer riding. Please use caution when crossing the cross-country ski trails, as they are still snow covered.

 

The Roam Public Transit has recently announced their new service: Route 12 to - Grassi Lakes 🚌
This route will take visitors to popular destinations including Quarry Lake, Canmore Nordic Centre and the Grassi Lakes Trailhead starting May 17. Buses will run every Friday to Sunday and holidays. The bus service offers a free and convenient alternative to driving to these destinations, where parking can be limited, especially in summer months. Check the Roam Transit website for schedule and updates.


Advisories

Advisories

For all emergencies on trail please dial 9-1-1 & report that you're in Kananaskis Country at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. 


Banff Trail/Roller Ski Loop Warning: There is a hole in the asphalt just before Junction 3 where Lynx meets Banff Trail. The hole has been filled with gravel and levelled off however, please approach slowly and use caution. 


It's spring time! That also means that animals are out and we encourage visitors to carry bear spray, make noise, and report any carnivore sightings (bears, wolves, cougars) to KES.

Please report any carnivore sightings (including bears) to Kananaskis Emergency Services by calling (403) 591-7755. We recommend carrying Bear Spray year-round. 


E-Bikes are not permitted on any trails in our trail system (apart from Legacy Trail). 

Please Do Not Litter (cigarette butts, poop bags and banana peels or apple cores are littering) and help us to keep this site free of garbage. Improper disposal of garbage and waste has the potential to draw wildlife and can force area closures.

Practice leave no trace and pack out what you bring in. If a bear-proof garbage bin is FULL, please take your garbage home or use another bin.

Facility

Biathlon Range
 

May 24-26, 2024  Please use caution when accessing the Range. Event in progress.
Please give way to runners and obey all course crossings and event volunteer direction. 

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Open
XC Stadium
 

May 24-26, 2024 - Cross-Country Stadium in use for Event.
Please stay out of the fenced mid section of the stadium. This area is closed for grass re-growth. 

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Closed / Event
Disc Golf Course
 
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Open
Bike Skills Park
 

Skills park temporarily closed due to weather conditions.

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Closed
Roller Ski Loop
 

Roller Ski Loop is closed for the Women's Soap Run as follows:

  • Saturday May 25 from 7 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday May 26 from 7 am to 1 pm
  • Please note there will be traffic on Monday, May 27, heading down to the Bow Teardrop - expect a short closure.

The Roller Ski Loop was swept from debris on Wednesday, May 15. However, due to current weather and variable conditions we recommend careful assessment before use. If venturing out, be aware of a hole in the asphalt near Junction 3 (intersection with Lynx). Please approach slowly and use caution.

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Closed / Event
Legacy Trail 2.1 km
Open

MTB Trails

Green/Easy – Basic bike skills required, gradients may include short, steep sections. No technical trail features (TTFs)
Blue/Intermediate – Single track trail with rooty, rocky or smooth sections. Steeper ups and downs. Possible TTFs.
Black/Advanced – Single track with technical and committing sections. Steep ups and down, unavoidable TTFs.

Note: Winter ski trails are bike friendly during summer season and offer easy riding.

Diff. Trail Permitted Activities Comments Length Status
Easy 01-Easy Banff Trail

The Women's Soap Run

Please note the race will be utilizing the paved loop (Banff trail and Lynx) and will be inaccessible to public as follows:

  • Friday May 24 - please watch out for vehicle traffic during set up. Full event closure from 5 to 8 pm
  • Saturday May 25 from 7 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday May 26 from 7 am to 1 pm
  • Please note there will be vehicle traffic on Banff Trail and Bow Teardrop on Monday, May 27.

Hole in asphalt near Junction 3 (intersection with Lynx), please use caution.

5.7 km
Closed / Event
Easy 01-Easy Get In
 
1.0 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Get Out
 
0.6 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Narnia
 
0.3 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Orchid
 
0.7 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Rundle Connector
 
2.5 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Swamp
 
0.4 km
Open
Easy 01-Easy Canmore
 
0.9 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Artistic Merit
 
0.4 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Baby Beluga
 
0.6 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Backdoor

Wildlife corridor - closed until June 15

0.7 km
Closed
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Blue Coal Chutes
 
0.8 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate EKG
 
4.7 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate EKG East
 
1.4 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Stadium Flow Trail
 
0.2 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate FYI
 
1.5 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Hey McLeod
 
0.3 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Killer Bees

Wildlife corridor - closed until June 15

0.6 km
Closed
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Long Road to Ruin
 
1.7 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Mad Handler
 
0.5 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Matching Jerseys
 
0.4 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Nector Noodle

Wildlife corridor - closed until June 15

0.7 km
Closed
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Odyssey
 
2.6 km
Warning / Wet
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Sherwood Forest
 
0.5 km
Open
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Soft Yogurt

Trail temporarily closed due to weather conditions.

0.5 km
Closed
Intermediate 02-Intermediate The Albertan

Wildlife corridor portion of the trail - closed until June 15

0.6 km
Partially Closed
Intermediate 02-Intermediate Ziggy's

Wildlife corridor - closed until June 15

0.6 km
Closed
difficult 03-Difficult Black Coal Chutes
 
0.5 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult Devonian Drop
 
0.2 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult Elevator Shaft
 
0.75 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult Eye Dropper
 
0.1 km
Closed
difficult 03-Difficult Laundry Chutes
 
0.5 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult No Homers
 
0.9 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult Organ Donor
 
0.1 km
Closed
difficult 03-Difficult T2
 
0.3 km
Open
difficult 03-Difficult Top Gun

Trail temporarily closed due to weather conditions.

0.7 km
Closed

Hiking Trails
Easy Easy 01-Easy Grassi Lakes Upper
 
1.9 km
Open
Intermediate Intermediate 02-Intermediate Grassi Lakes Interpretive
 
1.9 km
Open