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Fun for the Whole Family in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

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  • Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - February 5, 2024

Plan the family vacation of a lifetime with a trip to Canmore and Kananaskis that grandparents, parents, and kids will be eager to repeat. No matter the size of your family or the ages of its members, the Canmore and Kananaskis offer something new and exciting to make staying and playing easy for everyone.

Family-friendly accommodations in Canmore and Kananaskis

For those looking for a home away from home, Rundle Cliffs Lodge provides all the comforts of home paired with the luxury of a vacation rental. Suites are equipped with everything you need to take advantage of your stay for families of all sizes.

Alternatively, you can enjoy spacious condo-style living in Lodges at Canmore, complete with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Everyone will have space to kick back and relax in the fully furnished one, two, and three-bedroom condos – not to mention access to an outdoor heated pool and hot hub, a fully-equipped gym, and an outdoor community BBQ area.

For a more traditional stay, Canmore Inn and Suites and Stoney Nakoda Resort are great options. Both equipped with an indoor pool, hot tub, and waterslide, these accommodations promise a delightful experience for all ages.

We understand that pets are part of the family too! The Drake Inn and Basecamp Resort welcome your furry friends with open arms. Both located in the heart of Canmore, you can enjoy your stay with your four-legged companion right by your side. For more information on pet-friendly accommodations and activities, check out our pet-friendly guide to Canmore and Kananaskis.

Experience the fresh mountain air

Experience the excitement of solving a mystery with your family with Cluesolvers. With tours in both Canmore and Kananaskis, this engaging app-based walking tour takes you through our scenic landscapes while solving clues and puzzles that are fun for all ages. It’s an exciting way to explore the destination and create lasting memories.

For a more invigorating family outing, a snowshoe tour is a must-try. Led by experienced guides from Canadian Rockies Experience, this tour takes you through the snowy landscapes of Kananaskis Country. It’s a unique way to experience the beauty of winter in the Canadian Rockies.

A visit to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is both educational and heartwarming. This tour offers an up-close experience with the magnificent half wolf, half dog and provides insights into their behaviour and conservation. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to learn and connect with nature.

Try a new sport

Cross-country skiing and fat biking are two of the best ways to explore our winter wonderland. Cross-country skiing is the perfect low-impact sport for the whole family. If you’d prefer something with a slightly higher intensity, fat biking is as easy as riding a regular bicycle. Thick tires will help you cover the snow-dusted paths like a pro.

Trail Sports offers everything you need to get hooked on winter sports so you can hit the trails with confidence. Trail Sports is located at the Canmore Nordic Centre, which provides 65 kilometres (40 miles) of groomed, winding trails for you to discover while you take in incredible scenic terrain.

Cheer on the local team

Get cozy in a blanket and sip hot chocolate while you cheer on the Canmore Eagles Hockey Club at our community rink, right in the middle of the action. High energy and fast-paced games give you lots to smile about as a Canmore Eagles fan—you’ll be eager to round up your family and head to the local hockey arena anytime from September to March.

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The Canmore Eagles Hockey Club is part of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for players aged 16 to 20. The team is a community-owned non-profit, which means you can support a good cause while having a good time.

Climbing fun for everyone

Are the kids climbing up the walls? Do it with them! Get out of your comfort zone and experience the thrill that awaits you at the climbing wall at Elevation Place. Beam with pride at the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the top of the wall and leaning into your harness for an exciting descent—to try it all over again.

Whether you’re a first-time or an experienced climber, the town’s newest climbing gym, Canmore Climbing Gym, also welcomes all skill levels and ages. The friendly instructors can teach you what you need to know about bouldering.

Unleash your creativity

Let your imagination run wild at Crock A Doodle Canmore. Decorate ready-to-paint pottery while you gaze out at the magnificent surrounding mountains and share a laugh with your family members.

When you’re done creating, each piece of pottery is professionally glazed and fired in a kiln to give you a one-of-a-kind Canadian Rockies keepsake. If you’re worried you didn’t book enough time off, Crock A Doodle offers to ship your final product.

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Learn what’s in store in Canmore and Kananaskis

Organize a getaway that grandparents, mom and dad, and kids will love with a trip to Canmore and Kananaskis. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the area is chock-full of indoor and outdoor activities every generation of your family will rave about. You’ll want to come back again and again, so learn more and start planning your vacation today.

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In Canmore and Kananaskis, our natural ecosystems and stunning landscapes are the heart and soul of our local mountain culture. Before your visit, we encourage you to sign the Pledge to the Peaks, committing to mindful exploration to ensure the safety of all inhabitants of the region and preserve the beauty of our unfiltered wilderness for generations to come.