Canmore

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Canmore which includes a small town or village and mountains

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

Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
2.5 out of 5
1725 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB
The price is $85 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, Silvertip Golf Course, and Canmore Caverns. Stewart Creek ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,528 reviews)
"Great location and great amenities! It has a pool and Waterslide, and includes a breakfast buffet. The rooms were big and clean. As an added bonus, there was iced tea and fresh baked cookies available in the lobby!"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
Canmore Inn & Suites
Canmore Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
Situated in Canmore, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Canmore Golf and Curling Club, and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. ...
3.9/5Good! (2,090 reviews)
"Excellent location excellent stafff ,however we did 2 stays the second one had a mountain view which we paid for ,but it was on the first floor with cars parked in frontb of our window outside ,had to look up to see the mountain"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

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Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
4 out of 5
170 Kananaskis way, Canmore, AB
The price is $125 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
This family-friendly Canmore hotel is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)
"clean, comfortable"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Basecamp Resorts Canmore
Basecamp Resorts Canmore
3.5 out of 5
1102 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
The price is $93 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Situated in the mountains, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Canmore Golf ...
4.2/5Excellent! (503 reviews)
"The property was really nice and clean. Communication was great between the hotel"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2021

Basecamp Resorts Canmore
Basecamp Suites Canmore
Basecamp Suites Canmore
3.5 out of 5
721 10 Street, Canmore, AB
The price is $100 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Located in Town Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
"PERFECT location, super comfortable beds, plenty of linens, well stocked kitchen. Bunk bed was a little shaky so not used and housekeeping could be more attentive to details to make this a perfect accommodation"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Basecamp Suites Canmore
Sunset Resorts Canmore and Spa
Sunset Resorts Canmore and Spa
3 out of 5
104 - 1151 Sidney St, Canmore, AB
The price is $156 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
This family-friendly Canmore aparthotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Canmore Golf and Curling Club, Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, ...
4/5Very Good! (270 reviews)
"Accomodation decors & needed kitchen stuffs perfect for our getaways & awesome mountains view while we’re having our barbecue at the terrace that we enjoyed most picture perfectly…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Sunset Resorts Canmore and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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