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
Wapta Icefield Traverse
Hut to hut hiking across striking Canadian glaciers!