Night time winter bike ride in Canmore, Alberta

Canmore, AB

Canmore is a close-knit community with a relaxed alpine atmosphere and a rich history. Canmore offers a critically-acclaimed dining scene, fantastic shopping and great opportunities for outdoor adventure. With the Banff National Park gates only a few minutes away, and easy access to a myriad of other beautiful provincial and national parks, Canmore is the perfect gateway to the Canadian Rockies and a destination to experience.

Whether you are seeking a hiking adventure or an incredible culinary experience, Canmore has it all. Check out Tourism Canmore’s list of things to do in this beautiful mountain town and their schedule of upcoming events and festivals

About the Rockies

  • The Rocky Mountains touch The Yukon Territory, British Columbia and Alberta
  • The Alberta Rocky Mountains house Canada's first national Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park (1885)
  • The highest mountain in the Rockies is Mount Robson in British Colombia (3945 M)
  • The Rocky Mountains are 120 million years old
  • The tallest mountain in Alberta is Mount Colombia (3747 M)
  • The Rocky Mountains were created by the pressure built up from the collision between the Pacific and North America tectonic plates
  • Canmore is approximately a 10 minute drive from the gates of the Banff National Park
  • The Bow Valley Provincial Park is only 25 km east of Canmore. The park is home to award-winning interpretive shows and guided interpretive hikes, and seasonal golden eagle migrations (open May - October)
  • Canmore is home to the year-round Nordic Centre Provincial Park. In the winter visitors enjoy the recently upgraded cross-country ski facilities and in the summer try the mountain bike paths and disc-golf