Canmore is nestled in the Bow Valley of the beautiful Canadian Rockies, minutes away form Banff National Park. Though Canmore began as a mine town, its main indusrty has been tourism since the quarry closed. Canmore's proximity to Calgary and Banff National Park as well as the worldwide attention it recieved as a host for Winter Olympic events in 1988, has made Canmore into a Gateway to the Rockies.
Now Canmore is a bustling town with a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. Main street is packed with wonderful bakeries, bookshops, cafes, clothiers and sporting stores. Though Canmore is a small town, there are plenty of cultural activities, including galleries, museums and theatre. In addition to cafes, pubs, and a microbrewery, Several award winning restaurants are enjoyed by local residents and visitors.
Canmore plays host to both winter and summer events including art, music and film festivals, competitive games and extreme sporting challenges. There are also thematic celebrations surrounding Canmore's history and residents.
Outdoor activity in the town is year-round. Summer entertains hikers, bikers, fishermen and golfers while winter sees skiers, ice climbers and other adventurers drawn to the area.
The town is surrounded by majestic peaks on all sides, including the Three Sisters Mountains. In addition to the dramatic landscapes, you don't even have to leave the town site to enjoy the best part of mountain living: clear glacial rivers, towering pine forests and amazing wildlife.