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Spectacular Rocky Mountain Views; Spacious, Bright, Comfortable Condo, Free WIFI

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,228 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Centrally Located to many amenities including Canmore's Quaint Downtown; Enjoy!

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Convertible Sofa Bed(s), Sleeps 6

This charming, open concept, well equipped, 1228 square feet on one level condo has magnificent mountain views from every room.

Also enjoy the sites of the Rocky Mountains from the rooftop hot tub after a day of skiing or hiking.( catch elevator to 4th floor and enter hallway; climb one flight of stairs to rooftop hot tub; use same code as elevator to gain access)

Heated underground parking by elevator or staircase.

A large flat screen TV fills the entire space above the river stone gas fireplace and can be viewed from the dining area, kitchen and living room. Netflix provided and built right into Sony TV Remote; just push the Netflix button and start enjoying your favorite Movies, TV and Documentaries.

Short stroll to historic sites, shopping, dining, spas, banks, museums, library, art galleries, World Class Recreational Facility including rock climbing walls and a swimming area that is loaded with family fun filled features. Savour the flavors of several local coffee houses and Starbucks within minutes walk.

From the dining room and deck you will feast your eyes on the Iconic Three Sisters Mountain Range; whether you are enjoying your morning coffee or barbecuing on the patio.

From the living room you will view the storied Mountains of Miner's Peak, Ha Ling and the Rundell Range that runs for miles into the Banff National Park.

When you arrive in our Rocky Mountain home you will find our guest comments book and the words used have made us extremely happy and proud. Our guests have used words and pharases such as; wonderful views of the mountains, awesome location, many fun filled adventures, beautiful setting, loved the train theme, views absolutely breath taking, wonderful space you created, so much effort - made place awesome and many, many more positive comments.

Click on the photo tab and as they say; ' A Picture Speaks a 1000 words' Let your eyes enjoy our Rocky Mountain Home.

The town of Banff is only 14 miles away and one of the most scenic and enjoyable drives you will ever make. The Town of Banff is world renowned and offers many more additional shops, restaurants, museums, cultural activities and movie theatres.

More Details

Owner
Rick Harris
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Rick Harris

My wife Brendalee and I live in the greater Edmonton, Alberta area.

We both have had great careers in the sales and marketing industries.

Our fathers were in the Canadian Armed Forces, and we both saw much of Canada as children. I also had the great opportunity to have lived in Europe for four years. As an adult, I have returned on several occasions with Brendalee and other members of our family and friends to Europe. There is nothing like traveling to other countries and seeing how many wonderful sites there are in the world; this is a big part of why we love Canmore, and it's many beautiful settings.

We both love the outdoors but are by no means professional athletes; this is an area where any skill level of hiking, biking, skiing, running, walking, golfing, fishing and so many activities can fit your needs. Brendalee and I have surprised ourselves on doing things we never dreamed of until we came to Canmore.

We have young grandchildren who we are slowly introducing to all the outdoor activities including skiing and biking. Brendalee has also had her oldest granddaughter learning where the shopping bargains are in the area.

We also love music, and Canmore has the oldest Folk Music Festival in Alberta in early August that brings in musical artists from all over the world.

We have also been lucky that our children also love the province of Alberta and we get to share our passion for the mountains.

We hope you and your families will come and share one of the most remarkable places in the world.

Rick Harris purchased this condo in 2002

Why Rick Harris chose Canmore

Thanks to my job I had the great fortune of working one of the World Cup Mountain Bike races in 1999 as the athletes were readying themselves for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The races took place at the Canmore Nordic Centre which was the site of the Biathlon and Cross Country races for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

The Nordic Centre used for many winter and summer World Cup events, and as Canada prepared itself for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the Canmore Nordic received an enormous monetary investment to ensure the facilitates remained World Class.

There is a mountain bike, cross ski and snowshoe rentals right at the Nordic Centre, and the mountain bike lessons and guides are excellent.

Brendalee and I immediately fell in love with Canmore, Alberta and vowed if we had the opportunity to buy a Rocky Mountain home we would. We stumbled upon this unique Vacation Rental Opportunity, and we have had the great pleasure of sharing our Rocky Mountain home with many friends, family, and guests over the years.

We have been discovering many fun-filled adventures in Canmore, Banff, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Kananaskis, and Calgary with family and friends for over a decade. We feel like ambassadors of the area and would be happy to recommend different activities and sites whenever we can.

Brendalee and I have traveled throughout most of Europe, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean and have enjoyed every minute of our trips and believe that your journey to the Canmore area will be marked in your memories as one of the best vacation and recreational spots in the world.

What you will find is you will run out of time and will vow to return to continue your Rocky Mountain adventures.

This area has so many things to do for whatever leave of proficiency and interest you might have in the great outdoors or if your expertise is shopping and dining the area of Canmore can handle your tastes; something for everyone.

What makes this condo unique

You will find Canmore is steeped in history and keeps evolving with the times.

In 1883 construction began on the Canadian Pacific Railway from Calgary to the west to the Rockies. A depot was constructed at mile 68 and was named Canmore after the ancient Scottish King, Malcolm Canmore. In that same year, coal was discovered and even though the coal mining is long gone the coal mine rails lines and bridges were transformed into incredible hiking trails steps away from our condo and wilderness.

Over the years Canada has been building the Canada Trail; it is the world's longest recreational trail and runs throughout all of Canada. Recently as part of the trail, the path between Canmore and the Town of Banff opened up. This portion is named 'The Legacy Trail.' This section of the trail; you can rent bikes from a multiple of Canmore bike rental companies and ride the Legacy Trail to Banff. There are picnic tables and washrooms at the halfway mark. You can make this a leisurely bike ride and pack a lunch enjoying the sites along the way. The neat thing is when you reach Banff and don't want to peddle back to Canmore; catch the different transit buses with bike racks on the front of the bus. The buses have special decals of wildlife and mountain scenes. Sit back enjoy the ride and sites and think about your adventures that day.

When you get back to our home, you can enjoy a movie or two on NETFLIX (free) or head up to the hot tub to soothe your joints. If you have any energy left or after you take a quick nap, you can head downtown where many different restaurants await you. All these great eating establishments are within walking distance of our Rocky Mountain home.

There is also Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show at the Cornerstone Theatre. This show has been entertaining audiences for over ten years. Your ticket includes a 4 Course Dinner and Musical Show celebrating Canada. The interaction with the actors makes this fun filled experience that you soon will n

Amenities

Canmore Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1228 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Bathroom includes sink/vanity; share with main area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of Master Bedroom for complete privacy; sink and vanity
  • Both Bathrooms have heated floors; turn on the switch and enjoy. Stepping out of the shower or bath never felt so good. Low volume flush toilets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has an ensuite bathroom; enjoy the privacy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding door to washroom; bedroom has great mountain views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Train Theme; various pieces of artwork highlight the Steam Engine Railway days of old and the original establishment of Canmore as a Coal Mining Town and many happy reminders of the Coal Mining History including a scenic hike or walk over the Coal Miner's Bridge that crosses the Bow River.

Reviews

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Spectacular Rocky Mountain Views; Spacious, Bright, Comfortable Condo, Free WIFI
average rating of 4.803571 based on 56 reviews
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Clean, convienient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We loved being in your cozy home for a Canadian Thanksgiving with some of our Canadian family. The mountain views were perfect and when it snowed, we were happy to be inside by the fire. One family member is blind and your spacious layout made movement easy and unobstructed. We liked being away from Banff but where we could access it easily. Thanks so much for sharing with us. We hope to return. We needed much more time in this beautiful environment.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We are an Australian couple driving through the US and Canada and booked this apartment for one week. It is very large with incredible views of the Rockies, is well provisioned, very warm central and wall heating, 2 beds and bathrooms and was very clean. It had cable TV and Netflix for your movies and documentaries. Underground secured car park and secured building. My wife loved the roof top hot tub. Rick the owner was prompt in returning our calls or emails and was a host who was very helpful. There is a good Safeway behind the apartment block as well as liquor shop. Canmore, in our view, is much nicer than Banff - a very nice town without busloads of tourists and souvenir shops.

We highly recommend this apartment and its owners to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place to stay for 2 couples

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom condo has everything you need. Great view of the snow top peaks from the living room is stunning. The property is located in the middle of the town.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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WONDERFUL TRIP TO CANADIAN ROCKIES!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was lovely! Had everything you needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. View was wonderful but would have been more spectacular but for the smoke settling in the valleys. Also some nights were uncomfortable due to warm temps during the day...there are fans in each bedroom which helped. We would love to go back but would book for later in September. It was great to be able to walk into the town center for shopping and eating and hiking some of the local trails.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable 2 BR unit

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 6 stay in this unit from 8/26-9/2. The unit is located in the center of Canmore City, a great location. There was very easy access to everywhere. A 12 minute drive to Banff National park and about an hour and 15 minute drive to and from Calgary International Airport. However, it is about a 4 hour drive to Jasper national park. The big grocery stores, wine stores, restaurants and other stores around the area are very convenient and less crowded. The unit has a big living room that is very comfortable and clean. There is a bunch of quality kitchenware and other necessities. The rooms are well decorated and have a pleasant look. The building has a hot tub on the rooftop, but we didn't use it because it was in maintenance. Overall, it is very nice and I highly recommend this unit for people to stay in. I will definitely come back in the future!

Thanks Rick!

Shirley Beattie

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for visiting the area

  • 5 of 5

Canmore is central to the best hiking, horseback riding and eating in the Alberta Rockies. Staying here made it as comfortable as home. Rick was very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many Near By
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Canmore GC, Silver Tip GC and Stewart Creek GC
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Banff Railway Station;Rocky Mountaineer & CP Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many Types; American, Brazilian, Chinese, Pub
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Norquay, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Nakiska
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Quarry Lake
Car: recommended

Located in proximity to downtown Canmore, Alberta the gateway to our National Park System including Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks.

Many activities within the parks:

Skate on many of our frozen lakes or waterways; including a short walk to a pond with a Gazebo overlooking the pond to put on your skates. Canmore celebrates New Year's Eve on this pond with Hot Chocolate, Bonfires, and Hot Chocolate; what a treat!!

Hike Johnson Canyon, summer or winter with ice cleats.

Lake Minnewanka (' Water of the Spirits' in Nadoda) is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park. The lake is the longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies. There are daily boat tours in the summer, and the area is rich in animal life (e.g., elk, mountain sheep, eagles, mule deer, bears) with an excellent chance you will see some of this wildlife from your tour boat. The captain of the tour boats have great stories of the rich history of the are, and there is a good chance you will get to steer the tour boat and get that once in a lifetime photo.

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain by Gondola or hike to the top and hike down.

Hike up to Ha Ling which is one of your mountain views from our condo.

Hike to Grassi Lakes; rated #2 Tourist Attraction in Canmore. Two small lakes located right in the mountains. The colour of the lakes sparkle; two incredible gems in the Rockies.

Horseback riding with several stables in the area that can handle all abilities.

Waterwater rafting available in the Bow Valley for all different abilities.

Walk on an ancient glacier; Icefield Parkway.

Elevation Place; world-class recreational centre; less than 5-minute walk from the condo. You will never get the kids to leave.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $233.37

Once payment transfer is made building and unit codes will be sent to renters via HomeAway App or HomeAway. The HomeAway App on your Smartphone best way to have access to a ton of great information about our Canmore Condo and Canmore and the Bow Valley Area. Upon deposit payment you are agreeing to the building and house rules which will be outlined to you upon acceptance. Also all pertinent information on how to get to Canmore and to the complex will be outlined through the HomeAway app.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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