Town of Canmore: Discover Canmore®
Welcome to Canmore!Canmore is a gateway to the Alberta Rockies and the mountain parks. Travelling from Calgary, this vibrant mountain village is only a few minutes short of the national park toll booths, but it is far from being a coffee stop on the way to Banff. In many respects Canmore is the Banff of 20 years ago. Not yet overwhelmed by high-end boutiques, Canmore retains a quaint low-key character where locals still form the better part of a cafe's clientele. The streets are packed with homegrown bakeries, bookshops, galleries and sporting shops. Year-round the stores are kept busy by the added influx of skiers, hikers and bikers looking eagerly into the surrounding mountains. The soaring peaks, clear lakes and deep forests of the region attract campers by the hundred in summer. In winter, visitors are more likely to spend their night in a cozy chalet than outside, but the outdoors remain the central attraction. The Canmore Nordic Centre for one has miles of groomed cross-country ski trails on the town's doorstep.
Banff National Park is the birthplace of Canada's national park system and part of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Hotels & Motels
Canmore Crossing is centrally located in downtown Canmore and offers all the amenities of home.
Alpine Helicopters provides helicopter sightseeing tours and heli-hiking adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from its tour facility located at the Canmore Municipal Heliport.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Canmore? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Canadian National Cross Country Ski Championships
Apr 05 to Apr 06 » Canmore Nordic Center
- Connect - The Ultimate Mother/Daughter Experience
Apr 17 to Apr 18 » Solara Resort & Spa Canmore
- Spring Fling at Norquay
Apr 17 to Apr 19 » Ski Norquay
- Symphony Under the Sky
- artsPeak Arts Festival
TBA » Canmore
TBA » Sunshine Meadows