Explore Canmore

Alberta Rocky Mountains

Destination Canmore


Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, just minutes away from Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park, Canmore is the ideal base to all your mountain adventures.


Canmore has grown in recent years to a town with a permanent population of about 12,000 folks (17,500 including its non-permanent population) with a strong sense of community, boasting numerous annual cultural and sporting events.


Canmore is an ideal stepping stone to all your wilderness adventures. There is no shortage of options. Hiking trails branch out in all directions from the town and lead to areas of pristine wilderness where wildlife, flora and fauna, and the high alpine of the Canadian Rockies are abundant.


For an alternative to trail blazing try browsing in our unique shops and art galleries throughout our town.

Local Attractions & Area Information 

The Town of Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to visit and experience! Gateway to Kananaskis Country & Banff National Park, Canmore is centrally located to serve as a base to explore the Canadian Rockies.

Festivals & Events

Canmore has long been known regionally for its sense of community and its many annual cultural and sporting events. “Check in” at the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge, 5 min. from downtown Canmore and “Check out” these upcoming events in and around Canmore. There is something going on year round in Canmore and everyone gets involved.  Visit www.canmorealberta.com for current events.

Winter Activities

Check here for our best local winter activities. To name a few: caving, winter hiking, helicopter tours, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, spas, ice-fishing, mountaineering, heli-skiing…and much much more

Summer Activities

Check here for our best local spring, summer and fall activities. Activities include, to name a few: hiking, cycling, mountain-biking, golfing, rafting, caving, fly fishing, helicopter tours, horseback riding, rock climbing and more…

Arts, Culture & Shopping

For an alternative to trail blazing try browsing in our beautiful shops and galleries throughout our town. Explore museums, art galleries, artisans & artists, gift shops, specialty shops, etc.

Transportation to Canmore

Canmore is located in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies, 20 min. east of Banff and about 100 km (60 miles) west of Calgary. Find information about how to get to Canmore, Alberta.

General Weather Overview

Year round conditions depend on season, elevation, and the surrounding mountains. Canmore weather conditions range from abundant snow during the winter to warm summer days.