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... Read More

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$160.19 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies

Start with easy pickup from your Banff hotel at a time of your choice, and head to the Canmore heliport located near the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino. After checking in, meet your pilot and receive a brief introduction to helicopter safety. Then board your helicopter and take off! During the 20-minute flight, listen to commentary about the sights from your pilot through your two-way headset. Soon, you’re in the heart of the Canadian Rocky mountains and cruising at a speed of 100 miles (161 km) per hour. Admire the surrounding mountains while you soar over Bow Valley, and learn about the First Nations people in the area.Cross over the impressive massif of Mt Lougheed, which has three summits, the tallest one at 10,187 feet (3,105 meters). Capture aerial views of its narrow ledges covered in snow, and check out the adjacent Wind Mountain, with an even higher elevation. Then enjoy a smooth flight back to the helipad. When you land, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

$110.35 Water Sports

Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

Start your trip by enjoying a scenic drive from Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise through Yoho National Park. Upon arrival at the put in site, you'll meet your river guides and be provided with all the necessary rafting gear. Once on the water, this unforgettable journey begins calmly and quietly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, their paddles and their guides' commands. As the Canyon narrows, the rapids of the mighty Kicking Horse begin a whitewater experience that will take each team of rafters paddling through up to class 4+ rapids, finishing 12 miles (20km) downstream!

$76.15 Outdoor Activities

Learn to Cross Country Ski in the Canadian Rockies

You'll meet in Canmore at 8:00 am to organize rentals, fill out waivers, medical forms and complete an orientation for the day. From there, we'll convoy one hour to one of three groomed and track-set cross country ski areas in Kananaskis Country, the drive is well worth the views! Enjoy a lesson in the morning, lunch in a warming hut, and a tour after lunch. Participants are required to arrange their own transportation, bring a backpack with tea, lunch, mitts, toque, scarf, wind jacket and pants, winter jacket and warm layering system for the day, winter temperatures can reach well below -20 celsius in the Rockies.

$55.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Alberta Hotels

After clearing customs at Calgary International Airport, meet your driver at the terminal and climb aboard your shared, air-conditioned motor coach. Then, simply travel to your hotel or a central drop-off point in Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper.Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this shared transfer service. Avoid any waits or long lines for cabs or public transport and get your vacation in Alberta off to a smooth and hassle-free start.When making a booking, you will need to provide your flight and hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantly, and you will be given a travel voucher to present to the driver.Don’t forget to book transfer service back to the airport when your vacation ends!Please note: Click on the 'View additional info' below to see a full list of departure times.

$55.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Departure Transfer: Alberta Hotels to Airpo

Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transportation needs are covered by this shared departure service from your hotel to Calgary International Airport. The service covers pickups from hotels in Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and Kananskis.Simply meet your driver at your hotel at the prearranged time. Then, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach to the airport terminal to catch your flight, avoiding any hassle with taxis or waiting in lines for public transport.When making a booking, you will need to provide your flight and hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantly, and you will be given a travel voucher to present to the driver.Please note: Click on the 'View additional info' below to see a full list of departure times for your hotel zone.

$189.80 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Canmore or Kananaskis Country

This transfer provides services from the Calgary International airport to Canmore, Alberta or Kananakis Country which is in the heart of one of the largest parks in Canada, Banff National Park. Your chauffeur will meet and greet you at your arrival gate holding a printed sign customized with your name, company, or an alias to your specification. They will guide you to your vehicle where you will find a refreshing bottle of water, candies and some magazines such as "Where" for you to browse and become versed on the sites and activities around the city. Ask your chauffeur what they would suggest while you are staying in Canmore or Kananakis Country! They all love the area and will love sharing your enthusiasm in visiting this wonderful country! The drive takes approximately 1.5 hours west straight towards the Rocky Mountains where you will truly enjoy the breathtaking beauty and scenery. Once you arrive at your location, your chauffeur will ensure your luggage is taken to your front door or handed off to the hotel staff. This transfer service is very flexible with your requests. The only schedule you need to worry about is your own. Your chauffeur is here to accommodate you any time of the day and provide a smooth, seamless, and safe travel experience.