Canmore’s Family Top Ten

Canmore’s Family Top Ten

The top activities for you to enjoy with your family on your visit to the Bow Valley

  1. A Day at the Beach
    Drive out to Quarry Lake, a picturesque swimming and sunbathing spot not far from the Canmore Nordic Centre.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Get Creative
    Everyone will enjoy the artSpeak summer festival of the arts, which features street performers, comedy cabarets, music and art workshops.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Strap on Snowshoes
    Book a guided snowshoeing tour to experience the quiet beauty of the Rockies in winter.
     
  8. Walk the Trails
    Take the family for a nature walk, and maybe see some wildlife! Many simple and lovely trails start right in town.
     
  9. Saddle Up
    Guest ranches around Canmore and Banff can arrange a fun and exciting horse ride to suit everyone, and every skill level. 
     
  10. 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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