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Fenland Trail

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Address: Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Easy hike with kids

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Stromstad, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

this is an easy walk from Banff centre. It is mainly through woodland and follows the river. Lots of wildlife to see if you stop and take time.

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Thorold, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was an add-on walk that turned out to be excellent. Well worth an hour or so. Pick up one of the self directing brochures and follow the trail. Neat information - and check out the bear claw marks on the trees. We saw a group of deer shortly into the walk. Covers areas of deep forest, marsh, grassland and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Right next to Vermillian lakes, very woodsy, along the river. Flat. Occasionally see elk. Many locals walk their dogs along here.

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