Welcome to Canmore, the charming mountain town. Magnificent scenery and adventure every day? They have got it.
Pretty as a picture with an authentic mountain soul and a pulse that resembles a much larger city, with the arms of the majestic Rockies wrapped around it and the Bow River running right through the downtown. Being in Canmore is larger than life every day of the year.
An hour west of Calgary, 22 kilometres east of Banff, and nestled next to the larger wildlands of Kananaskis Country, Canmore is energized and inspired by its incredible location. They take advantage of the environment that surrounds it but are committed to sustaining it.
At the heart of Canmore is the vibrant downtown core. Stroll down Main Street and check out incredible art galleries, shop stylish boutiques, or indulge in a delicious patio lunch. Nestled between the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, the picturesque walking trails and the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains you will discover a downtown unlike any other.
With endless amounts of outdoor activities, world-class mountain sports, and standout wellness facilities. Impressive food, one-of-a-kind shopping, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, including award-winning festivals. All of this within the backdrop of provincial parks, unspoiled wilderness, and show-stopping snow-capped mountain peaks.
Nearby campgrounds and RV amenities make your visit to the area complete but reservations are essential in peak season. From it’s humble small mining town beginnings, Canmore is now a celebrated destination that takes outdoor adventure lifestyle very seriously with a youthful, entrepreneurial, creative energy that’s compelling, inspiring, and welcoming.