Cycling the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park

Each spring and every fall the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park becomes a cyclist's dream. 17km on the eastern portion of the parkway from the gate to Johnston Canyon are closed to vehicles. This route is incredibly beautiful and is...
Each spring and every fall the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park becomes a cyclist's dream. 17km on the eastern portion of the parkway from the gate to Johnston Canyon are closed to vehicles. This route is incredibly beautiful and is moderately challenging with some rolling hills.
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7 June 2024 at   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
The entrance to the Bow Valley Parkway from Banff, where most people start their ride. For us, this was our turn around point since we started at the Johnston Canyon Campground.
7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
Passing under the Bow Valley Parkway Sign is always a special moment. For those cycling the entire challenging 58km from Banff to Lake Louise this marks the start of the Parkway to Pint Challenge. After reaching Lake Louise cyclists are rewarded...
Passing under the Bow Valley Parkway Sign is always a special moment. For those cycling the entire challenging 58km from Banff to Lake Louise this marks the start of the Parkway to Pint Challenge. After reaching Lake Louise cyclists are rewarded with a free Banded Peek craft beer but only between June 13 and September 8.
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7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
The Bow Valley Parkway is a very popular route for cyclists of all abilities. Everyone from bikepackers, to tourists on ebikes and road cyclists training for their next race love to take advantage of the safe car free roads for a fantastic day on...
The Bow Valley Parkway is a very popular route for cyclists of all abilities. Everyone from bikepackers, to tourists on ebikes and road cyclists training for their next race love to take advantage of the safe car free roads for a fantastic day on bike.
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7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
The best thing about cycling the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park are all the incredible mountain views. We had a perfect day, and I am pretty sure that I said, "Wow, this is so pretty" around every bend.
7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
Next to being in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the best part of riding the Bow Valley Parkway is the wide-open roads. Could there be a better sight for a road cyclist?
7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
The only downside to cycling the Bow Valley Parkway is how often you will want to stop to snap a picture of the views.
7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
After cycling a 35km from the Johnston Canyon Campground to the Bow Valley Parkway gates and back (or the 17km from Banff to Johnston Canyon) enjoying a beer on the patio at the Blackswift Bistro is a well earned treat.

This one is a local...
After cycling a 35km from the Johnston Canyon Campground to the Bow Valley Parkway gates and back (or the 17km from Banff to Johnston Canyon) enjoying a beer on the patio at the Blackswift Bistro is a well earned treat.

This one is a local craft beer from Sheepdog Brewing in Canmore, Alberta.
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7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Johnston Canyon, Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T1L 1K2, Canada
Lunch on the patio at Blackswift Bistro at Johnston Canyon is always nice, well when it is warm out. Oops, nearly missed getting a picture of the fries for you because they are really good.
7 June 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Johnston Canyon, Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T1L 1K2, Canada
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