Canmore’s Family Top Ten
The top activities for you to enjoy with your family on your visit to the Bow Valley
A Day at the Beach
Drive out to Quarry Lake, a picturesque swimming and sunbathing spot not far from the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Picnic at the Barracks
Take a basket to the public park by the North West Mounted Police Barracks and then explore the historic site after lunch.
Use the Nordic Centre
The whole family will enjoy a day of mountain bikling or cross-country skiing on the trails at this Olympic facility.
Everyone will enjoy the artSpeak summer festival of the arts, which features street performers, comedy cabarets, music and art workshops.
Take a Slow Boat
If your kids are too young for white water, many rafting companies offer gentle, leisurely floats down calmer sections of the Bow River.
Do a Fling
The largest Highland Games in Western Canada takes place every Labour Day weekend. It’s loads of fun, with bagpipes, tug-of-wars, dancing and scottish games.
Strap on Snowshoes
Book a guided snowshoeing tour to experience the quiet beauty of the Rockies in winter.
Walk the Trails
Take the family for a nature walk, and maybe see some wildlife! Many simple and lovely trails start right in town.
Guest ranches around Canmore and Banff can arrange a fun and exciting horse ride to suit everyone, and every skill level.
Go for a Spin
Rent bicycles or rollerblades and explore Canmore by wheel along its paved walking and biking paths. The paths are also great for skis in winter.
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