If you’re looking for an easy, scenic and family friendly bike ride you don’t even need to leave Canmore. Over twenty kilometres of well-marked trails beckon. Made up of a mix of pavement and gravel, they wiggle through the woods, take you over bridges and meander along the river; at frequent intervals you’ll find a bench where you can sit and ponder the state of the universe. Also look for wildlife. In my case, I saw a number of elk, seemingly just hanging out in the Bow River.