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Travel Guide of Canmore in Canada by Influencers and Travelers


Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 kilometres west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta's Rocky Mountains.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Canmore


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1 - Three Sisters

The Three Sisters are a trio of peaks near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. They are known individually as Big Sister, Middle Sister and Little Sister. In the traditional language of the Îyârhe Nakoda the peaks are also referred to as the three sisters.

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2 - Ha Ling Peak

Ha Ling Peak is a peak at the northwestern end of Mount Lawrence Grassi — a mountain located immediately south of the town of Canmore just east of the Spray Lakes road in Alberta's Canadian Rockies.

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3 - Spray Lakes Road

The Headwall Lakes are in a valley south-east of Mount Chester in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. They can be accessed from the Smith-Dorrien / Spray Trail road.

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4 - Grassi Lakes

The Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes lie at an elevation of about 1,525 m in the southern Canadian Rockies overlooking the town of Canmore, Alberta. They receive their water from the Spray Lakes Reservoir on the Spray River.

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5 - Mount Rundle

   8 km away

Mount Rundle is a mountain in Canada's Banff National Park overlooking the towns of Banff and Canmore, Alberta. The Cree name was Waskahigan Watchi or house mountain.

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6 - Bow Valley Provincial Park - Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis Country is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The area is named for the Kananaskis River, which was named by John Palliser in 1858 after a Cree acquaintance.

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7 - East End of Rundle

East End of Rundle is a mountain located immediately west of the town of Canmore, Alberta and immediately west of the Spray Lakes road in the Canadian Rockies.

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8 - Quarry Lake Park

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9 - Canmore Nordic Ctr

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10 - Quarry Lake

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11 - Sulphur Mountain

   14 km away

Sulphur Mountain is a mountain in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains overlooking the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1916 for the hot springs on its lower slopes. George Dawson had referred to this landform as Terrace Mountain on his 1886 map of the area.

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12 - Kananaskis

   16 km away

Kananaskis is an unincorporated community in Alberta's Rockies within the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 of Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 1A approximately 18 km east of Canmore and 54 km west of Cochrane. The community is located on the north shore of the Bow River.

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13 - Johnson Lake

   16 km away
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14 - Cascade Mountain

   17 km away

Cascade Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town of Banff. The mountain was named in 1858 by James Hector after the waterfall or cascade on the southern flanks of the peak.

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15 - Banff Springs Hotel

   17 km away
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16 - Montain Sulphor Hill Station

   17 km away
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17 - Lake Minnewanka

   19 km away

Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite.

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18 - Spray Lakes Reservoir

   19 km away

Spray Lakes Reservoir is a reservoir in Alberta, Canada. The Spray Lakes were a string of lakes formed along the Spray River, a tributary of the Bow River. With the damming of the river, the lakes were united in the Spray Lakes Reservoir. It lies between the Goat Range and the Three Sisters ridge, at an elevation of 1,720 meters. The lake is followed by Highway 742 in the northern part. The lake is fed by the following waterways: Bryant Creek Turbulent Creek Currie Creek Watridge Creek Spray River Smuts Creek Spurling Creek

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19 - Banff

   19 km away

Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km west of Calgary and 58 km east of Lake Louise.

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20 - Two Jack Lake

   20 km away
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Travel to Canmore if you like:

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In the heart of the Rockies, just minutes from Banff National Park,



Canmore was a fading town until the Calgary Winter Olympics when it hosted the Nordic events.



Since then, this mountain town, located at an altitude of 1300 m, has become a major tourist destination. Within the town is the Canmore Nordic Centre, a multi-hectare park where the biathlon, cross-country skiing, and Nordic combined events were held in 1988. It offers ski and mountain bike courses for all levels of ability in a beautiful wilderness setting.

After exploring the Canadian Rockies, find all the modern conveniences in this quaint mountain town



Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies and only minutes from the eastern entrance to Banff National Park, this authentic mining town has long been a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts, especially ski touring enthusiasts in the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. With a variety of activities ideal for summer weather such as hiking, mountain biking, and rafting, Canmore has become a popular destination in all seasons.

Straddling the banks of the Bow River, Canmore's pleasant downtown area is filled with stores and galleries. It is also home to Canada's finest bookstore. Three breweries, two distilleries, and an eclectic culinary scene attract foodies and gourmands from across Alberta.


Home of the 1988 Olympic and 2005 World Championship Nordic ski events, Canmore is the gateway to the Rockies.



The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was looking for the most convenient route to build a rail line to Western Canada and decided to route it through the Bow River Valley. This is how the town of Canmore was born.

Canmore is a former mining town in Alberta, Canada. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains,



  • This beautiful place offers a chance to commune with nature.

What to do in Canmore?
Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, field hockey, the arts, or dining, you'll find it all in Canmore. Not to mention great places to stay, from the best hotels with outdoor hot tubs to top Airbnb vacation rentals

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What to do in Canmore Canada?

  • Grassy Lakes
Grassy Lakes is one of the most beautiful things to see in Canmore. It is the perfect destination for hikes with family 
The trails lead to two beautiful turquoise lakes and past a beautiful waterfall. This is a great vacation activity that connects you to nature. The beautiful lakes are worth a visit.

  • Cross Zee Ranch
Do you want an incredible horseback riding experience? Look no further! Cross Zee Ranch offers the experience of a lifetime. Ride these majestic creatures and discover beautiful trails. You'll have a guide to accompany you and tell you many interesting stories.

  • Wild Life Distillery
This is an artisanal distillery located in a charming little place in Canmore. Only vodka and gin are made here but of high quality! Wild Life Distillery uses only local ingredients, fresh mountain water, local grains, and a focus on quality in the making of these drinks.

  • Grotto Canyon
Grotto Canyon is one of Canmore's most popular landmarks. Hiking through a beautiful valley is a great activity for families! The creek is narrow and the path through the canyon is winding. At a fork in the road, you will find two paths. The more direct one leads to a beautiful cave with cave paintings. The other path, on the right, leads to an incredible waterfall.













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