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We Don't Have to Toot Our Own Horns

Canmore has evolved from its coal town origins into a thriving tourism hub. Today, Canmore offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences.

Here’s why Canmore is worth exploring:

Scenic Location: Canmore is conveniently located just off Highway 1, approximately 103 km (64 miles) west of Calgary and a stone’s throw away from the gates of Banff National Park. The drive to Canmore is picturesque, and you can also take the more scenic route via Highway 1A if you’re in the mood for breathtaking views.

Outdoor Adventures: Whether you’re an avid hiker, mountain biker, or cross-country skier, Canmore has you covered. The Canmore Nordic Centre offers world-class cross-country skiing facilities, and in summer, there are endless trails to explore. The surrounding provincial parks, including Kananaskis and Spray Lakes, provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Art and Culture: Despite its small size, Canmore boasts a thriving art scene. Locally owned art galleries, vintage shops, and boutiques dot the town. In fact, the rugged and picturesque backdrop of Canmore was even used as a setting for scenes in the HBO hit series “The Last of Us”.

Dining Delights: Don’t be surprised by the number of excellent eateries in Canmore. From cozy cafes to standout restaurants, this small city offers a delightful culinary experience.

Escape Without Crowds: Unlike some tourist hotspots, Canmore allows you to explore the Rockies without feeling overwhelmed by crowds. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in nature and appreciate the stunning landscapes without the hustle and bustle.

So, whether you’re a day-tripper from Calgary or planning a longer stay, Canmore’s charm will leave you wanting to return again and again. 🏔️🌲🍽️

But don't just take our word for it. Travel bloggers from around the world have been visiting and sharing their experiences from Canmore for years! Here is small sample to get your adventure started.


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