Mountain hiking in Canmore
Forest walks in Canmore
Mountain condos in Canmore, with Three Sisters in the background
Canmore in the autumn

Canmore holidays - Secluded, serene and easy-going

A characterful mountain town nestled along the banks of Bow River - secluded Canmore is home to fantastic caving excursions and a great base for exploring the surrounding National Parks. Renowned as a quieter alternative to Banff, holidays to Canmore boast the laidback lifestyle of a remote town, despite being larger than some Canadian cities.

Enjoy leisurely activities and a chilled ambience

Located around one hour’s drive west of Calgary, Canmore, Canada is nestled along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Canmore holidays are noted for their spectacular scenery, mountain air, and abundant outdoor activities.

Things to do in Canmore

The perfect base for some of Alberta’s best-loved national parks, Canmore is located only five minutes from Banff National Park, offering a variety of year-round activities. It is the ideal destination for canoeing, 4x4 driving tours, hiking and mountain biking. Activities in Canmore are typified by the beautiful mountain surroundings and verdant forests that blanket the region.

When to go to Canmore

Canmore generally experiences a milder climate than other Canadian towns. January averages around -4.6°C and summer highs of 18°C to 22°C.

  • Canmore Ice Climbing Festival
  • The Rocky Mountain Ski Challenge
  • The Rock and Fossil Show
  • The Canmore Folk Music Festival, August.
  • Festival of Eagles

Holiday highlights

  • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
  • Bow Flats Natural Area
  • Banff National Park
  • Hiking in Grassi Lakes
  • Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
  • Rat’s Nest Cave at Canmore Caverns
  • Ha Ling Peak
  • Silver Tip Golf Course
  • Grotto Canyon
  • Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk
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