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Located in Alberta’s awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, about an hour outside of Calgary, sits the charming alpine town of Canmore. Whether you’re traveling as a couple, solo or exploring with a group of friends, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Canmore for nature lovers and explorers alike. Home to a variety of local attractions, Canmore has something to keep everyone busy throughout your stay.

Outdoor Activities

Canmore is known for its outdoor activities and mountain sports. There are endless activities to get involved in when you are staying with us at the Canmore Rocky Mountain Inn. From canoeing, fat biking, golfing and rock climbing to caving, dog sledding, skiing and snowshoeing - there are options for fun in the sun, rain or snow.

Visit our attractions page for recommendations on things to do in Canmore or visit Tourism Canmore.


From laid-back casual dining and pub-style food to classy, fine dining venues, Canmore has a restaurant to fit your needs. If you are looking for a romantic place to spend time together, celebrate an anniversary or enjoy delicious world-class meals in a fine dining atmosphere, visit Sage Bistro or Crazyweed.

The Grizzly Paw Pub & Brewing Company, Georgetown Inn Pub, and Rose and Crown Restaurant & Pub are perfect for a casual meal, while those seeking a unique dining experience might prefer Tapas Canmore, the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Mii Sushi & BBQ and the Brazilian BBQ Restaurant.


Shopping in Canmore is always a delight. Love boutique shops, unique home furnishings, arts and crafts, jewelry stores and brand name clothing? Downtown Canmore has it all.

Those that like crystals, candles, gemstones and a serene retail experience will love popping into Spirit of the Earth, while tea aficionados will adore a visit to the Canmore Tea Company, which features over 170 high-quality blends from across the globe. Redesign your living space with stylish home decor and accessories at Stonewaters Home Elements, buy custom-made jewelry at Kavia Fine Jewellers of Canmore and attend wine tastings at Canmore Wine Merchants. If you are looking to rent bikes or ski equipment, Gear Up Sport and Trail Sports are Canmore's go-to shops.

Events and Festivals

Canmore is also home to numerous annual events and festivals that you can attend when you stay with us. Christmas in Canmore, Canmore Folk Music Festival and the Canmore Highland Games are popular events that attract thousands every year. One of our summer traditions is the Canmore Mountain Market, which has been operating for over 20 years from May to October. Browse regionally and locally produced items such as jams, meats, coffee, baked goods, vegetables and more. Also included is live music, a stunning mountain backdrop and unique craft vendors.

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