Canmore is in a town in the Alberta Rockies, Canada.


Being only 80km from Calgary, at the south east entrance to Banff National Park and the north-west edge of Kananaskis Country is a popular starting point for exploring the Canadian Rockies.

Get in

From Calgary, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1) West. From British Columbia, take Highway 1 East from Golden until you reach the East gate of Banff National Park. There are three exits into Canmore most popular being the second exit (When going to the town center).

There are a number of airport shuttle providers from the Calgary Airport to Canmore it is about an hour and a half from the airport.

Get around

The Canmore town center is small, and you can walk just about anywhere you want to go. Taxis within the city limits will range in price from around $5. Walking is quick, easy and allows for random adventures down to the Bow River, through the forests, up the mountains. All of Canmore's activities are within a 10-20 minute walking distance. Biking around town is popular too. There are several shops to rent bicycles if you are interested in either mountain biking, quick travel downtown or trail riding on many locations. Canmore is filled with biking and hiking trails that take you through forested areas, along streams and waterfalls, and ultimately lead to incredible lake and mountain views.


View from Ha Ling Peak above Canmore

The Canadian Rockies offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It may seem a daunting task to try and see it all in a limited amount of time.

Fortunately there are a host of companies available that eliminate the hassle, giving you the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. The friendly guides offer fun and informative sightseeing tours in and around the Banff area in comfortable vehicles.


Grassi Lakes just above Canmore

Canmore is a Rocky Mountain playground. Golf, hike, dine, party, ski, snowshoe, dog sled, spa, a tour of main street, etc. — it's all here.


Enjoy strolling alongside locals and world-travellers as you discover a cosmopolitan collection of galleries, boutiques and cafés. Shops range from unique furniture, florists, gifts, to independently-owned establishments.


Canmore offers a wide variety of dining options all within easy walking distance of each other. Main Street /8th Street is the heart of downtown and is filled with everything from upscale dining rooms to corner cafes, from brew pubs to casual bistros. Being small does have it's advantages. You could restaurant hop and try appetizers in one, entrees in another, and finish the evening with dessert and after dinner drinks at a third.






Go next

Routes through Canmore

Kamloops Banff (in Banff NP)  W  E  Calgary Regina
END  W  E  Cochrane Calgary

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