BANFF COMMONWEALTH WALKWAY : Blue Walk – Vermilion Lakes

Marker #22 - Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail
by Jack Collison, Banff Community High School

This is the end of this arm of the Banff Commonwealth Walkway. In 2010, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Banff National Park, the Legacy Trail was officially opened by Prince Edward. The Legacy Trail is a multi-use trail that links the communities of Canmore and Banff. It is used by thousands of people every year – some commute the 26 km on a daily basis from mid-April to mid-October; for others it is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery and stop for a picnic along the route.

Did you know? The Great Trail (aka Trans-Canada Trail) follows much of the same route as the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail.

Prince Edward and the Honourable Jim Prentice cutting the ribbon opening the Legacy Trail, July 24, 2010. Photo courtesy of Corrie DiManno.