Welcome to Canmore
A former coal-mining town, Canmore was once the quiet alternative to the mass tourism of Banff. But 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 – with more of a rugged feel and less pretension – Canmore can still cut it.