Healy Creek

Banff, Alberta

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Beginning along the urban pavement of Sundance Canyon Trail, Healy Creek eventually forgoes the pavement for a wide doubletrack. Along the route you get some good views toward the snowcapped face of Mount Bourgeau to the west, named after Eugene Bourgeau, botanist with the famous Palliser expedition. Bourgeau Mountain is better known today because Sunshine Ski Hill, one of Banff's premier alpine sites, sits at its base. The paved Sundance Canyon access trail has endless views across the valley to Cascade Mountain and Mount Norquay. Once you leave the pavement behind, the views become sparser, offering only brief views.

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"Beginning along the urban pavement of Sundance Canyon Trail, Healy Creek eventually forgoes the pavement for a wide doubletrack. Along the route you get some good views toward the snowcapped face of Mount Bourgeau to the west, named after Eugene Bourgeau, botanist with the famous Palliser expedition.

Bourgeau Mountain is better known today because Sunshine Ski Hill, one of Banff's premier alpine sites, sits at its base. The paved Sundance Canyon access trail has endless views across the valley to Cascade Mountain and Mount Norquay. Once you leave the pavement behind, the views become sparser, offering only brief views."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 8.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Mid-May to early October
Local Contacts: Banff National Park, 403-762-1550
Local Maps: NTS 82 O / 4 Banff; Banff Up-Close
Driving Directions: Directions to Healy Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

7/13/2006
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Good open trail with lots of rocks. We did it with a Chariot and our two year old daughter, but wouldn't recommend it to novice mountainbikers with same, as it can be very rocky and a bit technical to navigate for a beginner. Take lots of bugspray along and expect to pass horse and mule riders along the way.



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