Mountain Parks: A Cycling Experience
Breathtaking scenery right from your saddle
Cycling in Canada's Mountain Parks © Parks Canada / Jocelyn Nadeau
Deep valleys and jagged mountain peaks. Windswept prairies and dense old-growth forests. Still lakes and fast-moving rivers and streams. An astonishing assortment of birds, plants and wild animals. All from the saddle of your bike.
Whether you’re a casual rider or a technical expert, cycling offers a special way to experience the diversity of Canada’s mountain parks.
Enjoy an expanding variety of well-marked trails and roads for all skill levels. Appreciate both natural wonders and historic sites more profoundly through an increasing number of interpretive signs. Benefit from a growing community of local enthusiasts and bike shops to help you make the most of your experience.
There has never been a better time to enjoy cycling in Canada's mountain parks.
Jasper National Park
In Jasper National Park, the gentle giant of the Mountain Parks, more than 300 km of multi-use trails designed with families in mind are accessible right from the Town of Jasper.
Pyramid Bench Trails
The Pyramid Bench trails offer a variety of enjoyable options. Beginners and intermediate mountain bikers can try Trail 7, which offers lovely views of Lac Beauvert before it snakes back along the Athabasca River towards Old Fort Point. With its scenic grades and swampy sections, the single-track, 27-km Saturday Night Lake Loop offers technical cyclists a chance for an epic day trip or a less intense overnight trip.
Backcountry trails, a park specialty, offer a chance to mix-and-match. For an easy trek, try the Whirlpool River Trail, and then hike to the remains of a railway tie camp. On the Fryatt Valley Trail, bike the first 12 km through pine forests before dismounting for a steep hike to Brussels campground and beyond. Combine biking with camping on a multi-day trip with stops at Snake Indian Falls, Willow Creek and the wilds of Rock Lake campground.
Breathtaking scenery right from your saddle © Parks Canada / Jocelyn Nadeau
For more information on cycling in Canada’s mountain parks, contact the parks directly by using the information and links below:
Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-762-1550 (Mountain Time)
Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Telephone: 403-522-3833 (Mountain Time)
Jasper National Park
Telephone: 780-852-6176 (Mountain Time)
Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park
Telephone: 250-837-7500 (Pacific Time)
Kootenay National Park
Telephone: 250.347.9505 (Mountain Time)
Waterton Lakes National Park
Telephone: 403-859-5133 (Mountain Time)
Yoho National Park
Telephone: 250-343-6783 (Mountain Time)