About Canmore


Town of Canmore

Lindsay captures the magesty of Canmore on a recent visit


Canmore is a haven nestled in Alberta’s Bow Valley beneath the mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies, located one hour west of Calgary, with the Banff National Park lying to the west and north of the town.

Established as a humble mining town in 1884, Canmore first came to the world’s attention in 1988 when it played host to the cross-country ski and biathlon components of the Calgary Winter Olympics. Since then the town has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as the perfect base from which to explore the Canadian Rockies.

Despite its recent growth, Canmore has maintained its identity as a Canadian mountain village, surrounded by wild land areas abundant with wildlife, lending themselves perfectly to any number of recreational pursuits.

Inescapable in Canmore, the Canadian Rockies represent an awe-inspiring and constant presence: no matter where you stand, the crowned peaks of the Three Sisters and the jagged spires of Banff National Park tower majestically over you. It is a magnificent sight which, once seen, you will carry with you always.

The only downside to visiting Canmore is that you will never want to go home!