A former mining town, Canmore was once the quiet alternative to the mass tourism of Banff. Then, after one too many 'best kept secret' travel articles, everybody started coming here for a little peace and quiet. Despite the commotion, the soul of the town has remained intact and Canmore, although not national park protected, has been developed sensibly and sustainably – so far. At just 26km from Banff and on the cusp of Kananaskis Country, it's at the crossroads of some of the most magnificent scenery you will ever see. For those seeking a mountain holiday with slightly less glitz, more of a rugged feel and less pretension, Canmore can still cut it.
Canmore destination guides
High Trails of the Canadian Rockies
Spectacular trekking in Waterton, Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks including heli-hike
Canadian Rockies Adventure
Comfort hiking in the the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains