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

Northwinds Hotel by Basecamp
Northwinds Hotel by Basecamp
1600 2nd Ave, Canmore, AB, T1W 1M8
The price is $65 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
Stay at this hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and Canmore ...
4/5 Very Good! (127 reviews)
"Property is currently undergoing renovations so room we were allocated although modern and fresh was still yet to be fully fitted out."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Canmore Inn & Suites
Canmore Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB, T1W 1N5
The price is $71 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Stay at this golf hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,883 reviews)
"The only thing was our room was at the back and it was hard to sleep with the trains going by through out the night. Which can’t be helped but the next time I would request a room in the front of the building."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide
2.5 out of 5
1725 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB, T1W 2W1
The price is $86 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Canmore. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,947 reviews)
"Our superior king room was spacious and comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

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Basecamp Resorts Canmore
Basecamp Resorts Canmore
3.5 out of 5
1102 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB, T1W 1N6
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (637 reviews)
"Use of hottub was lovely and view of mountains was pretty good. The lack of any flexibility around check-in and check-out was a little disappointing and although the entirely automated check-in/check-out had its advantages, this was one of the disadvantages. Communication with staff was caring, but ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE
Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE
3.5 out of 5
190 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, AB, T1W3K5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,340 reviews)
"Really enjoyed the room, and the food from the restaurant was awesome! Front desk gentleman was very helpful and accommodating. More parking would be nice"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Basecamp Suites Canmore
Basecamp Suites Canmore
3.5 out of 5
721 10 Street, Canmore, AB, T1W
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Canmore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (146 reviews)
"Loved the location of the property. Walking distance to Main Street and lots of shops and restaurants. Also it was nearby local trails and a short drive to Banff. Property felt brand new, little to no wear and tear. Kitchen was fully equipped. We were a family of 4 and had a 1 bedroom. Next time, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2022

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