Home / Trail Running in Canmore and the Bow Valley

 

Here are a few of our favourite trails.

Around Canmore

Kananaskis

You can download the KML files and open them in a GPS app like Gaia or Google Earth to track your route and stay on course.

 

  • Plan that it will take you longer than the same distance on roads or somewhere where the trails are flatter
  • Bear Spray; people do still encounter bears on trails from time to time and having bear spray and knowing how to use it can mean a safe outcome 96% of the time than without it.

  • Water/hydration - from soft flasks where you can filter your own in streams (Katadyne) to hand carry 500 ml flasks. You’ll need to hydrate. Light running backpacks like Nathan or Ultimate Direction allow you to carry you phone, water and some food.
  • Phone. Most areas around Canmore get cell reception and telling someone where you’re running and some sort of ETA for return times can make sure someone is looking for you if something goes wrong.
  • Space Blanket - no just kidding. You could bring one but it seems excessive.
  • Respecting the trails - the trails run through sensitive ecological areas. Please stay on the marked trails and beware of trail closures.
  • Water/hydration - from soft flasks where you can filter your own in streams (Katadyn) to hand carry 500 ml flasks. You’ll need to hydrate. Light running backpacks like Nathan or Ultimate Direction or running belts allow you to carry you phone, water and some food.
  • Phone. Most areas around Canmore get cell reception and telling someone where you’re running and some sort of ETA for return times can make sure someone is looking for you if something goes wrong. 
  • Respecting the trails - the trails run through sensitive ecological areas. Please stay on the marked trails and beware of trail closures.

See you on the trails.