Canmore, AB, Canada

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Canmore, AB, Canada

Canmore vacation rentals

Have a can-do-more attitude in Canmore

Famous as the backdrop of major motion picture Brokeback Mountain, Canmore is a rustic mountain town in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, some 50 miles west of Calgary. Close to the southeastern flanks of Banff National Park, it has fabulous views of the Rockies' most famous peaks, The Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. Get your Rockies adventure off to a good start by booking your Canmore vacation rental well in advance. It's a prime spot for hiking, climbing and mountain biking, as well as a designated wildlife corridor, which allows bear, cougar, wolf and elk to move freely around.

Canmore rocks around the clock in the Canadian Rockies

Surrounded by the deep ravines and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Canmore is a true year-round destination. During the dry summer months, it's all about hiking, biking and fishing, while come winter the skiing, snowboarding and dogsledding brigade descend to embrace the brilliant Banff ski resorts. Canmore is also one of Canada's top golfing destinations, with 6 world-class golf courses right on its doorstep. Canmore vacation rentals are in easy reach of several top golf courses, enabling visitors to tee off at a moment's notice.

Canmore for culture vultures

While Canmore is a dream vacation for outdoors enthusiasts, it's not to say there's nothing for culture vultures. There are several art galleries in downtown, as well as Theatre Canmore, which has a packed calendar of shows. Book a Canmore vacation rental close to downtown and be steps from the modern Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre. Alongside exploring Canada's mining heritage, it offers historical walking tours, and mine tours led by experts. Nearby in Banff is the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, which claims to be the largest creativity incubator on the planet.

Canmore's chills are multiplying'

Canmore is a year-round vacation destination, with both summer and winter being peak seasons, and it's in these times that Canmore vacation rentals are at their busiest. Canmore receives an impressive amount of sunshine for a cold climate, which sees it make an appearance, however short, most days. For hikers and bikers, the trails open from May until October, but the best time to visit is in spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom. Summers can be hot, hot, hot, sometimes reaching 90°F. The temperatures start to drop in October, when the snow makes its generous appearance on the slopes.

Bear all and bunny hop in Alberta

In the Bow Valley of the Canadian Rockies, Canmore is blessed with incredible mountain vistas as far as the eye can see. A designated wildlife corridor, it's home to many Canadian beasts, including grizzly and black bears, elks, wolves and cougars, which all roam freely. But the town's most famous furry residents aren't quite as fierce. Canmore is famous for its ever-increasing fluffy bunny population, who are now considered a pest. Nearby, the Grassi Lakes trail at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is a great family trek through pine forests and waterfalls to 2 shimmering turquoise lakes.