Canmore, Alberta, is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, 106 KMS (66 miles) west of Calgary (1.5 hours from Calgary’s International Airport) 5 minutes East of Banff National Park and just 22 KMS (12 miles - 20 minutes) East of the Banff townsite.
|The Three Sisters tower over the Bow River|
Nestled into the northwest corner of Kananaskis Country, home to a multitude of Provincial Parks and Wilderness areas, the little mountain community of Canmore has 12,005 Permanent residents and 5,567 Non-Permanent/Second Home Owners. The elevation at town centre is 1309 metres (4296 Feet) with surrounding summits reaching heights of 2936 metres (9,633 feet) - the elevation for 'Big Sister' in the Three Sisters chain.
Canmore came into its own after hosting the Nordic (Cross Country and Biathlon ) events of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Today, built around a community of active year round outdoor recreation, Canmore offers a wide selection of stunning full service hotel accommodations and self catering or all suite chalet style units, charming bed and breakfasts, and an eclectic gathering of incredible restaurants, pubs and patios.