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June 19th, 2022 Banff Road closures

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Thinking of cycling in an around Banff this weekend?  Please read the following:

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022 8:00am – 3:30pm FULL ROAD/TRAIL CLOSURES ➢ Bow Valley Parkway from Trans-Canada Highway (easterly access) to Johnston Canyon Campground ➢ Vermilion Lakes Road and Legacy Trail (west) from Lynx Street west to the Bow Valley Parkway The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday, June 19th and include runners of all abilities. The focus of the event is on community, Park stewardship and sustainability. The Banff Marathon is partnering with the YWCA Banff, where all fundraising efforts will be put towards valuable services in the community. We invite everyone to visit the free Health and Fitness Expo on Bear Street on Friday and Saturday and the free Kid’s Run on Saturday at the Banff Community High School. In order to allow for emergency vehicles, and keep the runners and volunteers safe, the Legacy Trail (west of Banff), Vermilion Lakes Road and eastern section of the Bow Valley Parkway will be closed from 8:00am to 3:30pm (please note that the Bow Valley Parkway is also closed before 8:00am for the seasonal wildlife closure). This closure occurs each year for the event (there are no changes from previous years). The following trails / roads are not affected and available as alternative routes: - Legacy Trail (from Canmore to Banff) - Bow Valley Parkway from Johnston Canyon westbound to Lake Louise (via Castle Junction) - Lake Minnewanka Drive / Scenic Loop - All routes available starting at 3:30pm Thank you in advance for working with us to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for locals and visitors alike, and for helping to protect the wildlife in Banff National Park. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.


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