Guidebook

Experience the Best Cross Country Riding in Canmore

With over 30 kilometers of singletrack & 65 kilometers of doubletrack, the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park (CNCPP) is a biker's dream!

Description

Nestled deep within the heart of the Bow Valley, the CNCPP is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains making it a special and exciting place to ride. This world-class facility was originally built to host the Nordic events of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and during summer, the centre transforms into a mountain bike mecca and shouldn’t be missed for anyone visiting the area.
The extensive network of trails delivers a fun experience for all. The new and old school single track features bumps, jumps, rollers, steeper fall lines, groomed berms and a skills park for stunts. With the new school flow tracks bringing a fresh-fun feel to the trails, the old school tracks maintain a sense of challenge through technical-steep lines. Each year the trails are reviewed at the CNCPP and fresh ideas for new trails are never far from the horizon. Local trail associations such as CAMBA (Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association), CTA (Canmore Trail Alliance) and Friends of Kananaskis, are all key partners in maintaining and building trails at the CNCPP and throughout the Bow Valley.
Riders will encounter a variety of users at the CNCPP; from experienced racers training for their next event, to local kid’s experiencing mountain biking for the first time. As a new rider to the area, this guidebook aims to provide a selection of trails and routes that are accessible for beginners but also to more advanced riders who are willing to push their limits.

Green Loop

Green Loop

Canmore
1.7 km
30 m
30 m
A beginner friendly loop that requires basic bike skills. Gradients can be variable and may include short, steep sections. No technical trail features.
Easy
Private
Blue Loop

Blue Loop

Canmore
2.8 km
59 m
59 m
A beginner – intermediate styled loop that requires basic off-road riding skills.
Moderate
Private
Orange Loop

Orange Loop

Canmore
7.2 km
189 m
208 m
One of the best loops to ride at the CNCPP – everyone’s favorite!
Moderate
Private
Odyssey

Odyssey

Canmore
2.7 km
69 m
137 m
Arguably the best downhill flowy single track at the CNCPP!
Moderate
Private
Yellow Loop

Yellow Loop

Canmore
5.2 km
161 m
161 m
A mixture of intermediate and advanced trails that don’t venture too far from the Daylodge area of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
Moderate
Private
Endurance Loop

Endurance Loop

Canmore
14.7 km
528 m
528 m
As the name suggests this loop is for riders who enjoy going the distance! Combined with roots and rocks the Endurance Loop is a fun, 15 km, intermediate trail that can only be accessed fully from June 16 – November 30 (Due to Wildlife Corridor restrictions).
Moderate
Private