This release was issued under a previous government.
With no trail fees and easy access to the Canmore Nordic Centre facilities, summer trails have been adapted for fat bikes, which are mountain bikes fitted with wide “fat” tires designed for riding on packed snow and ice. The winter bike trails are mapped and designated for various skill levels.
“The fat-biking winter trails option is a great example of how our parks system is responsive to emerging recreation groups and supports multi-use activities. Albertans now have even more opportunities to get outside, connect with nature and enjoy the winter season.”
Alberta Parks’ planners and facility operators have watched the sport of fat biking grow exponentially for the past several years, particularly in Kananaskis Region areas, including Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, West Bragg Creek, and Kananaskis Village.
Parks’ engagement with the fat-biking community in the Kananaskis region resulted in the designation of separate trails that will not conflict with users of groomed cross-country ski trails.
In addition to the new fat-bike trails, Alberta’s provincial parks offer a range of recreation options, including skating, snowshoeing, winter camping and access to hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails.