Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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 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'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.

Natural features

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.

Where to stay around Canmore?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 650 vacation rentals near Canmore. From 112 Houses to 407 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canmore for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Canmore?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canmore:

  • Town Centre: 273 vacation rentals
  • Silvertip: 383 vacation rentals
  • Three Sisters Mountain Village: 27 vacation rentals
  • Cougar Creek: 450 vacation rentals
  • Teepee Town: 74 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Canmore?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Canmore. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canmore Caverns: 646 vacation rentals
  • Silvertip Golf Course: 647 vacation rentals
  • Cross Zee Ranch: 646 vacation rentals
  • Canmore Golf and Curling Club: 645 vacation rentals
  • Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre: 646 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canmore listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Canmore?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 112 Houses in Canmore. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Canmore include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 407 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Chalets: 21 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Canmore?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 319 vacation rentals with pool available in Canmore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.