Canmore - Alberta

Canmore, Alberta, is located west of Calgary, just a short distance from the entrance to Banff National Park and a twenty-minute drive from the town of Banff. Made famous by hosting the Nordic portions of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, Canmore has become a popular tourist destination, with hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, restaurants, and everything a visitor might want. Less crowded and lower-priced than Banff, the small city nestled beside the Three Sisters Mountain still offers visitors all the amenities and interesting activities of the Rocky Mountains.

Outdoor activities, including skiing or dog sledding in winter and mountain biking or horseback riding in summer, are some of Canmore’s main attractions. The fall migration of eagles over the Bow Valley is one of the more spectacular sights, while the atmosphere of an Alpine village gives Canmore its unique character, featuring bakeries, bookstores, galleries, and more. Concerts and special events provide activities for all ages in addition to the outdoor activities, and the city’s location provides easy access to places like the Kananaskis golf course, deemed one of the best in North America.

Set in the midst of lakes, mountains, and more, Canmore is a wonderful place to experience the Rockies in all their splendour. The city’s unpretentious character gives it a charm many of the better-known centres have lost, but the modest exterior hides a vibrant community where activities abound for old and young. Either as a base for trips into the parks or as a destination on its own, Canmore is an excellent place to experience the mountains of Alberta.

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