Top 9 Things to Do in Canmore

Canmore is a great base for your Rocky Mountain adventure. Just five minutes from the Banff National Park gates, it’s close to all the attractions and activities of Banff, as well as having a great deal to do right in the town.
Hiking

Hiking

The town of Canmore has many short, easy trails which are well marked for the novice, while the surrounding area has an abundance of backcountry trails for hikers of all levels and abilities. With Banff and Kananaskis both a short drive away, Canmore is the perfect base for hiking enthusiasts.
Rock climbing

Rock climbing

Canmore is surrounded by canyons formed by spring runoff, and is a varied and popular destination for climbers of all abilities.
Caving

Caving

Guided natural history cave tours in Rat’s Nest Cave in Grotto Mountain are a great way to learn more about the geology of this fascinating region.
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

The place to go for cross-country skiing in the winter, and mountain biking or hiking in the summer.
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Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

Canmore is surrounded by so many world-class ski hills that you’ll find it hard to choose. To the east, the ski resort of Nakiska is just a short drive away in Kananaskis Country. To the west, the big3 resorts of Sunshine, Lake Louise and Norquay offer a trio of world-class skiing.
Whitewater rafting

Whitewater rafting

The whitewater rafting here is outstanding, and some parts of the rivers serve up gentle rides for families and novices, while others take riders through a fast, thrilling adventure. Several different companies offer whitewater rafting trips which start just outside Canmore.
Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Canmore is a lively cultural centre with an active art community. Annual festivals in the town include the Canmore Folk Music Festival, the Canmore Highland Games, the Festival of Eagles and the Artspeak Festival.
Shopping and dining

Shopping and dining

Canmore has a large, eclectic mixture of shops, selling everything from arts and crafts or gifts and souvenirs, to sporting equipment. A large selection of restaurants in the town serve everything from casual home-style cooking to upscale international cuisine.
Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Canmore is the starting point for many different guided tours, including Explore Banff, Explore Lake Louise, Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls, and Glacier Adventure tours.
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