Gateway to Kananaskis Country & Banff National Park
The Town of Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to visit and experience!
Nestled in the stunning Rocky Mountains within minutes of a world heritage wilderness park – Banff National Park, three provincial parks in Kananaskis Country, five world-renowned Ski Resorts, six breath-taking Golf Courses, world-class Canmore Nordic Centre and an international airport just 90 minutes away, it has a myriad of opportunities to offer the adventurous visitor.
Capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the 1988 Olympics, Canmore has grown in recent years to an international tourist destination with a growing reputation.
Banff National Park is Canada’s largest and oldest conservation wilderness and wildlife park and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Park Gates are a quick 3 km drive from Canmore and 17 km to the town of Banff.
Kananaskis Country borders the Town of Canmore and Banff National Park and covers 4000 square kilometres of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. In Kananaskis Country there are five provincial parks, four wildland provincial parks, one ecological reserve, and several provincial recreation areas.
Designed and developed for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the Canmore Nordic Centre offers you exhilarating cross-country outings on over 60 kilometres of world-class cross-country and biathlon trail systems. A Sports Park for all Seasons – World-class Cross Country Skiing in the Winter season Exhilarating Mountain Bike Trails in the Summer.