Pretty as a picture with an authentic mountain soul. Canmore Kananaskis has a pulse that resembles a vibrant city, with the arms of the majestic Rockies wrapped around us and the Bow River running right through our downtown. Canmore Kananaskis has a wide inventory of hotel, lodge, and condo accommodations suited for the fully independent traveler (FIT), as well as groups.
- 1 hour west of Calgary
- 20 minutes to Banff
- 35 minutes to Banff Sunshine Village
- 40 minutes to Kananaskis Village
- 1 hour to Lake Louise
We’re made up of an eclectic mix, this quaint small mountain town in the wild. We’ve got endless outdoor activities, world-class mountain sports, and standout wellness facilities. Accomplished mountaineers and Olympic athletes—and everyone in between—call this place home. A place with impressive food, one-of-a-kind shopping, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, including award-winning festivals. Where you can take in one-of-a-kind boutiques, eclectic art galleries, or just enjoy the atmosphere without crowds of tourists huddled on jam-packed streets. All of this within the backdrop of provincial parks, unspoiled wilderness, and our show-stopping snow-capped mountain peaks.
From our humble mining-town beginnings, Canmore is now a celebrated tourist destination that takes outdoor adventure lifestyle very seriously with a youthful, entrepreneurial, creative energy that’s compelling, inspiring, and welcoming.
Kananaskis Country is a park system in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies that covers 4,000 square kilometres (1,544 square miles), a collection of formally designated wildland parks, provincial parks, recreation parks, ecological reserves, and cultural zones.
Think rolling foothills and rushing creeks cascading through forests of aspen, pine, and spruce. Knife-edge limestone ridges and jagged summits that cradle glaciers and sapphire-blue alpine lakes. A sprawling wilderness playground begging to be explored by hiking boots, running shoes, canoe, bike, horseback, whitewater raft, snowshoes, skis, or with a fishing rod. Bordering Banff National Park, the region is also an ideal jumping off point to explore some of its renowned sights.
Travel Trade Assistance
At Tourism Canmore Kananaskis, we are happy to work with tour operators to help plan and market itineraries to your clients.
We can help with finding accommodation, meals, and activities for your clients. If you need photo and video assets, please contact us for login details.
Your Travel Trade Specialist
Phone: +1 855.678.1295 ext. 701
Email: [email protected]
Explore Canmore Kananaskis
In just a few days with us, you can try skiing, helicopter tours, hiking, horseback riding, cave explorations, art galleries, music festivals, and so much more.
Arts & Culture
Beautiful street murals. Vibrant markets and festivals. Exciting museums, galleries, and studios. Crafts and local cultural activities. The mountains aren’t the only things that are inspiring around here.
Dining & Nightlife
From globally-inspired cuisine, farm-to-table fare, and fine dining, to classic comfort food and everything in between, this is a small town with a world of culinary experiences.