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Rollerblading

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Rollerblading

Hi! I will be in Jasper and Banff for a week in July, and would really like to bring my rollers with me. Is it a good idea and are there any scenic lanes to ride? It is really important that the roads will be fully paved, since unlike bikes it's not possible to do dirt road with rollerblades.

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Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Rollerblading

Check out the fully-paved 22 km Legacy Trail between Banff and Canmore:

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Jasper, Canada
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2. Re: Rollerblading

Here in Jasper National Park, You could ride the paved trail around Lake Annette, and also the paved back road from Old Fort Point to Lac Beauvert. If you can manage hills on roller blades, you could go down the Old Fort Point road. The road to Marmot Basin would be another option. There are also the road at Lake Edith (but portions are rough) and the Pyramid Lake Road (but there is a fair bit of traffic on this one).

Banff, Canada
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3. Re: Rollerblading

Another good possibility is the Sundance Canyon Road, which starts at the Cave & Basin in Banff. Paved all the way to the Canyon, and no car traffic. Also the Vermilion Lakes road - although cars are allowed on that one, it is mostly walkers and cyclists.

Calgary, Canada
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4. Re: Rollerblading

With the Legacy Trail, just be aware of the electric mats. I don't think you'd have any issue with rollerblades, as you'd be insulated by the blades. You'd just need to ensure that there's only plastic/rubber touching the ground, not anything metallic.

And even though you are going on paved trails, carry bearspray. You could encounter wildlife on any of those trails/roads - and going fast and fairly quietly on rollerblades, you're more likely to surprise wildlife.

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