The idyllic town of Canmore Alberta is settled among the Rocky Mountains along the banks of Bow River, and is conveniently located only one hour west of Calgary and less than five minutes from the Banff National Park.
Canmore is so much more than just a base camp to explore Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. There are so many things to do in Canmore! The area offers a vibrant downtown community that is practically bursting at the seams with a remarkable variety of restaurants, boutiques and cultural venues. Get the locals’ tips and tricks here.
On top of this, Canmore also offers exceptional access to prime recreational mountain space – all within the town’s borders!
There are so many things to do in Canmore – the outdoor activity options are endless; with over 71 kilometres of multi-use trails, the world-class Canmore Nordic Centre, five major ski resorts, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing and rafting all at your fingertips, it is unlikely to find yourself without something to see or do.
Hiking is one of the best ways to take in the spectacular surroundings of Canmore and the Canadian Rockies. Here you will have access to some of the best hiking and backpacking trails found anywhere in North America. Breathe in that fresh mountain air as you take in a spectacular mountain views, a variety of pristine lakes, and scenic alpine meadows.
Canmore is also a coveted destination for golf enthusiasts from around the world. Located at high elevations, the golfing season usually begins around mid-May and ends in early October. Whether you are in search of a laid-back round with friends or the challenges of a demanding course, you will surely find what you are looking for at one of Canmore’s six world-class golf courses.