Bankhead Historical Loop

Bankhead Historical Loop near Banff, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
1 km
1 hour
easy
Hiking
Spring, Summer
Banff, AB
User bikeal
NTS Map: 082O04

Elevation Gain: Negligible

Explore the ruins of a turn of the century coal mine along a 1.1 km loop trail. The foundations of several mine buildings, a briquette plant, a coal shuttle train, piles of coal tailings, and interpretive displays in the old transformer building tell the story of Bankheads boom and bust. The trail starts in Lower Bankhead parking lot on the east side of the Lake Minnewanka Road, 7.4 km north from the town of Banff. Contact the Banff Information Centre at (403) 762-1550 for full details on this trail.

Directions:

Banff National Park: The trail starts in the Lower Bankhead parking lot on the east side of the Lake Minnewanka Road, 7.4km north from the town of Banff.
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By longleggedhikerPosted By: longleggedhiker  - Fri Aug 13 02:08:42 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside A short, easy, and interesting interpretive walk located 5 minutes drive from Banff Downside You can't spend more than an hour here Comment Bankhead was a thriving coal mining center in the early 1900s and this 1.1 km interpretive trail runs through its ruins.

This trail is a blast from the past.


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