Canada’s Mountain Sports destination
There is no better place than Canmore to base your exploration and discovery of the Canadian Rockies. Whether you plan short front country forays, golfing, white water rafting trips, scenic drives looking at scenery, sights, and animals, or longer day trips sightseeing or perhaps venturing off the beaten path and into surrounding wild-lands of Kananaskis Country, Canmore is the ideal place to base yourself.
Central Location in the Canadian Rockies
Canmore, Alberta is conveniently just West of Calgary, only 1.5 hours from Calgary’s International Airport, 5 minutes East of Banff National Park (20 minutes to the town site of Banff ), and virtually nestled into the northwest corner of Kananaskis Country, which is home to a multitude of provincial and wildland Parks. Stand almost anywhere in Canmore, turn around 360 degrees, and you will fully appreciate the term “Mountain” community, we are surrounded.
Canmore is the base camp of choice for the discerning traveler who recognizes the value of an authentic mountain community oriented to sharing a passionate sense of place with its guests.
Canmore: A town for all seasons
Canmore moves effortlessly from season to season and you can be as laid back and casual as you like or as active and engaged as you desire. Adventure and leisure opportunities abound, with recreational facilities, absolutely more hiking than you can shake a stick at with enough variety to accommodate all levels ranging from casual walks on in town trails in Canmore to significant backcountry excursions which means naturally that there is also incredible cross country skiing and snow shoeing in wilderness settings. Within a 15 to 60 minute drive are 5 Ski Hills to enjoy.
Mountain Biking in summer on the trails of the Canmore Nordic Centre will yield to the soft swish of Cross Country skis as Olympians and beginners alike enjoy the incredible 1988 Olympic legacy facility of the Canmore Nordic Centre.
For wildlife watchers, there are frequent opportunities to see elk, deer, Rocky Mountain sheep, bears, pine martens, pikas, moose and snowshoe hares. Wildflowers abound in spring and summer.
Year-round, Kananaskis Country, Canmore and the surrounding National Parks offers an enormous variety of outdoor activities to suit every taste and level of experience - hiking, skiing, horseback riding, fly fishing and caving, to name a few. The magnificent mountain setting is a photographer's paradise, offering scenic views in every direction.
Hotels & Lodging
Visit our comprehensive accommodation guide to find your hotel, lodging or other accommodation in Canmore and surrounding resort communities.
Visitor Information Centres
Up to date information dealing with recreational activities is available at the following visitor information centres:
Tourism Canmore Kananaskis: 1-855-678-1295
Travel Alberta Canmore Visitor Information Centre: 1-800-252-3782
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Information about the provincial parks and recreation areas, important phone numbers and links.
Organizations and associations that help promote and protect the mountain parks for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.
Vacation Planning Services
Local organizations and companies offering vacation planning services, tours and packages.
Numerous Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis-based companies which are featured on this website offer guided services, outdoor adventures and activities to make the most of your visit and enjoy a safe outdoor experience.