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& Things to Do in Canmore

If you are looking for things to do in Canmore, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Canmore Inn & Suites can offer suggestions regarding Canmore restaurants, nearby attractions, popular Canmore shopping areas, and local events you can attend - from Canmore to Banff! If you want to discover more about Canmore tourism and what to do in the area, feel free to contact us anytime.

With its three-storey waterslide, indoor pool and more, the Canmore Inn & Suites is one of the best hotels for kids, but if you are looking for fun things to do off the property, there is always something going on. Make sure to check out our hotel blog to keep up to date with local events and our hotel news.

Our Location

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Nestled in the magnificent ice-capped Canadian Rockies, just off Highway 1 and near breathtaking Mount Norquay, the Canmore Inn & Suites has the perfect location for touring around and seeing the sites. Our guests have access to major attractions such as the Three Sisters, Bow Flat Natural Area, Grotto Mountain and Grassi Lakes - all less than a 30-minute drive away.

Calgary International Airport is approximately a one-hour drive away from the property, while the lively shopping, restaurant, bar and entertainment scene of downtown Canmore is less than a five-minute drive.

Winter Activities

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Canmore has its share of fun and entertaining winter festivals throughout the year. From the Canmore Winter Festival and Christmas in Canmore to the Grizzly Winter Sports Festival, there’s always something going on in the winter season! Those who love to ski, snowboard or snowshoe can enjoy thrilling winter fun with Canmore's four world-class ski resorts, located just minutes apart. Also, explore the wonder of Banff skiing, snowboarding, and winter wild life as Banff Ski Resort is a half hour drive away. Visit Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay, Lake Louise and Nakiska for outdoor winter fun!

Summer Activities

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There are plenty of summer activities to get involved with in Canmore, including fun festivals like the Canmore Folk Music Festival and competitions such as the Canadian Mountain Bike National Championships. Have a passion for golf? Tee off on popular greens such as Silvertip Resort, Canmore Golf & Curling Club and Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club. Other fun summer activities include white water rafting, hiking, canoeing, caving and more!

Kananaskis Wildlife

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Boasting a unique mix of habitats, including wetlands, alpine meadows and subalpine forests, there are a variety of mammals that have made Kananaskis Provincial Parks their home. Take a Kananaskis scenic drive wildlife tour and see moose, elk, deer, Bighorn sheep, mountain goats and more!

Policeman's Creek

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Follow a short hiking trail and wooden boardwalk that takes you along rippling Policeman's Creek. Accessible from downtown Canmore, the boardwalk is off Main Street near Spring Creek Drive. This is a nice relaxing stroll for family and friends to enjoy genuine time together.

Downtown Canmore

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Explore the vibrant entertainment, dining, and main street shopping scene of downtown Canmore when you visit. Mingle with laid-back Canmore locals, including Olympic athletes, authors, artists and Everest summiteers. As the heart of Canmore, you'll always find an event or festival to attend or an art gallery or unique shops to stroll through in the downtown area.

Canmore Nordic

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Whether you want to go snowshoeing, fat biking, tobogganing or play winter disc golf, there is something for everyone. Other activities include hiking trails, mountain biking, cross country skiing and more. Let the fun begin!

Engine Bridge

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Canmore is home to approximately 70 kilometres of trails that are utilized by joggers, walkers, mountain bikers and cyclists. This is one of the most beautiful trails in Canmore and includes stunning mountain backdrops, trees and unique wildlife.

Grotto Canyon

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Follow your guide through Grotto Canyon and witness spectacular icefalls, unique rock formations, ancient native pictographs, frozen waterfalls, stunted pine forest and more. Even better - all tours offer hot chocolate and maple cookies!

Grassi Lakes

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This two-route trail is adored by many as it leads to two gorgeous turquoise-blue lakes and has stunning panoramic views of Canmore. Hikers can choose whether to take an easier route or a more advanced trail that takes you through to the beautiful Grassi Lakes waterfall.

Canmore Mountain

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Running from May to October every year, this market has been a summer tradition for over 20 years. Discover unique crafts as well as locally and regionally-produced items including vegetables, fresh fruit, fresh poultry, baked goods and more!