Canmore & Surrounding Area
In many ways, Canmore is an absolutely ideal location for those who want to experience the full grandeur of the Rockies. Surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and only 1 hour by car from of the major metropolitan area of Calgary, Canmore offers the serenity of a mountain wilderness without the isolation normally associated with such locales. For those who occasionally crave big city amenities or need the travel convenience of an international airport, Calgary is just down the four lane Trans Canada Highway. Access in and out of the area could not be easier.
Canmore straddles the Bow River at the eastern boundary of Banff National Park and is a gorgeous 30 minute drive from the scenic Town of Banff. Just 45 minutes from world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Canmore is a great jumping-off point for any number of Rocky Mountain adventures & outings. To the south lies Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and the wild and scenic Spray River Valley. Whatever activity you choose, whether it be skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, sightseeing or simply taking a quiet walk, it’s hard to beat Canmore and the Mountain parks as a highly desirable outdoor activity centre.
Canmore offers something amazing for everyone, from unforgettable outdoor adventures, to shopping & world class fine dining. Within a short visit you can try skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, helicopter tours, dog sledding, cave explorations, art galleries, music festivals & more. Activities and outdoor adventure abound in Canmore, whether you’re on vacation or a business trip, you’ll enjoy the variety of summer and winter fun.
Arts & Culture
Canmore is the perfect place to find a broader view of the world, or see some of the best artists in Alberta up close. From the public murals that make our streets vibrant, to the markets & festivals that are held year round – everything from Highland Games, Outdoor Symphonies, Folk Music, Opera & Theatre to Ice carving competitions – our authentic mountain town has become a favourite spot for creative talent from around the world.
With numerous galleries, local theatres, artist studios as well as an array of performing arts entertainment opportunities made possible by several fine facilities including The Banff Centre for the Arts with its’ 1000 seat Eric Harvie Theatre, Walter Phillips Gallery and music presentation theatres and studios, there is always something to see or do in the Bow Valley.
Health & Wellness
Canmore also makes for the perfect place to relax & unwind. Melt away your stress & tension at one of our many world class spas, salons, fitness & wellness centres. Whether you are looking for a quick workout, deep tissue sports massage, or just a few hours of reflection, Canmore has something for everyone. Canmore’s many salons will help you look & feel your best for a night out on the town, or a special event. You’ll see why so many people leave our area looking & feeling better than when they arrived.
With more than 70 different restaurants & eateries, including ethnic cuisine, award winning fine dining, home-style cooking & premiere steakhouses, you can satisfy any craving in Canmore. No matter what your taste or budget, we have the ambience you’re looking for paired with spectacular mountain views.
Whether you are a weekender, full-time resident, retiree or recreational property owner, the Canmore/Banff area has everything you could want in a non-urban setting.
Rob Stevens is ready to answer any questions you may have about buying, selling or living in this wonderful mountain area. If you are seeking a recreational and/or retirement property or selling a fine home, you can’t afford to settle for mediocre real estate advice. For the benefit of experience, professionalism and highly personal service call Rob.