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Fenland Trail

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Address: Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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A great little wilderness walk, not far from town

We're not sure if this one is a total all year short hike - but it's pretty close. There was a lot of packed snow on the trail (they don't clear it) when we were there, so when it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fenland Trail is a nice easy walk any time of the year. There are pit toilets and picnic tables near the parking lot. The walk itself takes you through the forest and then along a stream. The trail is wide and quite flat. Strider bikes and strollers have no trouble using it. There are a number of wildlife that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the baby in the large wheeled stroller along this well defined trail. The scenery was amazing with lakes surrounded by mountains and small bridges over the creeks feeding the lake.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're not sure if this one is a total all year short hike - but it's pretty close. There was a lot of packed snow on the trail (they don't clear it) when we were there, so when it melts in the spring, it could be quite soggy. But otherwise, this is a fine, 2 km walk in an area... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We've been walking the Fenland trail for years. It is an easy 2km loop that you can extend by walking to and from town. As the kids get older, the faster it is to complete. There's a picnic area there too.

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Thank TikiMouse
Stromstad, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was admittedly disappointed by the trail. We saw some interesting mushrooms, mosses and flowers which we do not have in our neck of the woods and could observe two woodpeckers on the way, but the short trail could not bring about this WOW effect which can already be experienced at the nearby Vermillion Lakes for instance. Perhaps we expected... More 

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Banff, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Fenland Loop, as the locals call it, is a very pleasant walk in the woods for folks of all ages and is relatively flat in comparison to most other walks in the area. There are park benches all along the way to rest and relax by either the Bow River, or, one of the several forks of Forty Mile... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great walk, lots to see, we saw a woodpecker really close up as well as squirrels and elk. We somehow missed the sign back to the car park though so could have ended up doing the trail twice so just beware!

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Thank bruisyard
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a short walk on the Fenland Trail to gain some fresh air and commune with nature. It was about 2-3 kms. and it took us a little over 20 minutes to complete on a sunny afternoon. The shady woodland was well marked and easy to walk.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Earlier reviews had said that bears can be spotted here but we didn't see any - more our fault than theirs I would say! Lovely gentle trail through the woods and who knows, you might be lucky!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a relatively short trail that loops around. The trail actually can be accessed from the road or the business district near the canoe rental shack. There are restroom facilities near the parking entrance. This is a decent trail, relatively flat with heavy foliage and a nice bridge with a fast moving stream you can cross with a good... More 

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