Welcome to Canmore
Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi) west of the City of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta's Rockies. The town shares a border with Kananaskis Country to the west and south and the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 to the north and east. With a population of 12,288 in 2011, Canmore is the ninth-largest town in Alberta.
Here are 20 things to do while in town:
The Grizzly Paw is a micro brewery and a restaurant. Home made sodas available for teetotalers and kids. Open late there is heated patio.
If you are in need of wine, check out Canmore Wine Merchants. They are open every day (except for December 25th) and they host a variety of events (tastings, classes, so check their calendar.
Ammonite Factory: Ammonite is a gem that is found only in Alberta. It is one of the world’s rarest gems and is found in a variety of colours. Tour the factory, meet the designers or browse the store!
HI JINX: If the kids want some toys, or if they want to dream
THE SUGAR PINE: If you’re feeling the chill of the Rockies at night, pop into the Sugar Pine Company quilt shop. Designer collections quilt kits, and over 300 hundred quilts on display. Free parking- open 7 days a week.
If you’re the outdoorsy type there are a variety of out door all year around activities:
The Alpine Club of Canada: The club has 28 alpine huts available for rental. If you’re a backpacker, hiker, skier or ice climber rock climber or inclined in any way to adventures on the alpines, this club is for you!
ALPINE HELICOPTERS: If you want to stay warm and dry, try an alpine helicopter trip! If you’re feeling adventurous, try an alpine skiing trip!
CANMORE CAVERNS: If you’re feeling really adventurous, go for a cave tour at Canmore Caverns limited! It is not for the unfit or claustrophobic, and there are age restrictions for children.
Boundary Ranch hosts, trail rides, weddings and horse drawn carriage rides. They also have a buffalo ranch" spend a full day, half day or an evening!
Gypsy Tours: If you want to drive and have a tour on your own, have a Gypsy tour. Drive yourself in a rental and see things on your own schedule. http://www.gypsyguide.com
Yamnuska: Ice and rock climbing are the specialties of Yamnuska30 years experience making the Rockies your outdoor playground!
Banff Tours: If you are in search of an old fashioned bus tour, look no further! Mini buses and vans are available and friendly staff will personalize your tour.
Canmore Folk Music Festival: If you like music, the annual Canmore music festival is held every late July early August.
Canmore Highland Games- Scotland lands in Canmore each Labor day! Come and celebrate everything Scottish.
Dinner Theatre: Traditional dinner and a show are on at the cornerstone theatre restaurant from April to October.
Canmore Museum and Geoscience: This centre is dedicated to telling the story of the Rockies and educating the public about fossils minerals and local art.
Northwest Mounted Police Barracks- Just what is says! No website. Canmore’s old frontier landmark. Tea room and gift shop on site. 609 8 Street, Canmore, Alberta
Silvertip: Spectacular golf course- golf on the roof of the world!
Mountain Fly Fishing: Providing fly fishing since 1985. Instruction available. Sight seeing tours available upon request. Gear and food provided.
Rainbow Riders: If you fancy a exhilarating white water trip go down the river with Rainbow riders! No experience necessary and they welcome children.
Cruise: If you want to take it easy and let someone else drive, go on a leisurely cruise of Lake Minnewanka.
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