Sleeping

Canmore offers a budget-friendly alternative to Banff, thanks to its two excellent hostels and row of chain motels along Bow Valley Trail. It's also home to a few B&Bs and a slew of upscale but rather sterile hotels popular for their spacious, amenity-packed suites. Options in Kananaskis Country are more limited; your choices include Kananaskis Village's resort hotel, the comfortable but remote Engadine Lodge and a treasure trove of campgrounds.