Canmore

Travel Guide
Canmore featuring a small town or village
A stunning backdrop of three mountain peaks entices travelers to enjoy many choices of outdoor activities. Make a visit any time of year.

Faith, Hope and Charity are the names given to the peaks of the Three Sisters Mountain that symbolizes the town of Canmore, Alberta. On your visit to Canmore, take a half-day hike from the town for a closer look at the peaks or bring the right gear for a more challenging climb. A nearer summit hike to Ha Ling Peak takes 3 or 4 hours with proper footwear and provides a stunning view of the town and its surroundings.

If you prefer to stay on the level with a family outing, Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk follows a 2.4-mile (3.9-kilometer) nature loop from the center of town. Follow a more strenuous path along the Grassi Interpretive Trail, which rewards hikers with a waterfall and spellbinding lakes in aquamarine tones. Cyclists also use the paved Legacy Trail that covers the 14-mile (22-kilometer) distance between Canmore and Banff.

Year-round beauty in the area is captured by the town’s artistic community in plenty of galleries. Avens Gallery offers a showcase of work from Western Canadian artists. Attend one of many festivals throughout the year, such as February’s Canmore Winter Carnival, August’s popular Canmore Folk Music Festival and September’s traditional Canmore Highland Games and epicurean Canmore Uncorked Festival. Plan to include ice-skating on a downtown pond in your itinerary.

Travel 10 minutes east of the town for a challenging hike up Grotto Mountain with even more stunning views. Look for the Grotto Canyon Trail, a year-round marvel that snakes between limestone cliffs and includes a waterfall and cave.

For geological and historical information about the area’s beauty and features, Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre offers resources on the town’s early beginning as a coal-mining center. Learn the reason for the high concentration of fossils found in the vicinity.

Travel to Canmore by driving from Calgary toward the Rocky Mountains, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) on the Trans-Canada Highway. Shuttle and charter services are also available from Calgary and Banff.

Where to stay in Canmore

Canmore which includes a small town or village and mountains

Town Centre

4.5/5(9 area reviews)

While Town Centre isn't home to many top sights, Canmore Recreation Centre and Grassi Lakes are some notable places to visit nearby.

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Spring Creek

When in Spring Creek, you can plan a visit to Canmore Caverns and Silvertip Golf Course, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Spring Creek
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Cougar Creek

Cougar Creek might not have many top sights, but Canmore Caverns and Silvertip Golf Course are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Cougar Creek
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Three Sisters Mountain Village

While visiting Three Sisters Mountain Village, you might make a stop by sights like Stewart Creek Golf Club and Bow River.

Three Sisters Mountain Village
A truly awesome restaurant with great food and exceptional service. Make a reservation it's very popular.

Teepee Town

4.5/5(47 area reviews)

When in Teepee Town, you can plan a visit to Silvertip Golf Course and Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

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Silvertip

Silvertip might not have many top sights, but Silvertip Golf Course and Canmore Caverns are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Silvertip
Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
2.5 out of 5
1725 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB
The price is $168 per night from May 20 to May 21
$168
$183 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
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"It was our first time at this hotel and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it is. Staff was very nice and we were upgraded to a king upon check-in. We would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
Northwinds Hotel Canmore
Northwinds Hotel Canmore
3 out of 5
1600 2nd Ave, Canmore, AB
The price is $118 per night from May 21 to May 22
$118
$138 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,230 reviews)
"Location is very good; front desk is helpful and accommodating."

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Northwinds Hotel Canmore
Canmore Inn & Suites
Canmore Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
The price is $145 per night from May 20 to May 21
$145
$161 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
7.6/10 Good! (1,976 reviews)
"Very convenient to all amenities"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Canmore Inn & Suites
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Basecamp Suites Canmore
Basecamp Suites Canmore
3.5 out of 5
721 10 Street, Canmore, AB
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and premium TV channels. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (316 reviews)
"Great place to stay, especially if your in a group and want your own room. It was pretty much in downtown