Big Numbers on the Legacy Trail

Big numbers on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail in 2014. After the final missing link between Canmore and Banff was completed in the Fall 2013 the stage was set for 2014 to be a fantastic year on the trail. The Trail was open for seven months in 2014 from mid-April to mid-November. With the completed connection, numbers on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail in 2014 nearly doubled any previous year since the first phase of the trail was completed in 2010. The dramatic increase in counts on the trail is a strong indication of how cyclists and pedestrians value safe, continuous, comfortable, efficient, and aesthetic links between destinations.


Below are more stats and observations from 2014 on the trail.

Summer vacation, July and August were the busiest months on the trail.

47% of the counts on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail occur on the weekends.

The majority of users are on the trail between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Daily high temperatures of 20 – 25 degrees seems to be the sweet spot for users to get out and enjoy the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail. The biggest day of the year was August 2nd with 1,746 counts.

Most people use the trail on days with little or no precipitation.

See you on the trail in 2015!


Photos by Paul Zizka

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