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

Canmore & Kananaskis Holidays

You'll find both Canmore and Kananaskis just off the Trans-Canadian Highway between Calgary and Banff.

Canmore is nestled on the banks of the Bow River and 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.

The village of Kananaskis is named after the Kananaskis River, and is located just 10 miles from Canmore. Its a great place to stay if you want to enjoy outdoor activities in the foothills of the Rockies, away from the hubbub of Banff.

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Enjoy outdoor activities and a chilled ambience

Located around one hour’s drive west of Calgary, Canmore and Kananaskis are in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a stay in this area to experience the spectacular scenery, mountain air, and abundant outdoor activities.

Things to do in Canmore and Kananaskis

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 and Kananaskis 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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