The Bow Valley Parkway is once again open to cyclists this spring.

Well, at least a 17-kilometre section is just like last year.

Located in Banff, it was the original roadway between Banff and Jasper back in the 60s.

It's now used in the spring and fall to allow cyclists to enjoy the spectacular views along the highway.

The roadway will still be closed to vehicles and cyclists are only allowed to use the stretch of highway between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The pilot program, now in its second year of a planned three-year program, runs until June 25 and opened on Monday, May 1.

Parks Canada recommends cyclists start and end their trip in the township of Banff at the Train Station Public Parking lot.