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Canmore Travel Guide: 110 reviews and 189 photos

Home of the Three Sisters

Canmore was established as a town in 1883 as a divisional point for the Railway due to its abundant supplies of coal to fuel the trains - A coal mining town up until 1979.
It is now firmly established as a tourist spot nestled in the Bow Valley at the foot of the Rockies.
Canmore is perfectly located an hours drive from Calgary & 15 minutes from Banff

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Much cheaper than Banff National Park
  • Cons:Too far away from Scotland
  • In a nutshell:Great Base for Exploring Banff National Park
  • Last visit to Canmore: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Looks like an interesting place. We are looking for a town to visit around Calgary that has nearby farmlands. Not sure if Canmore does or not? Looks very pretty.

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 3:12 AM

    Another great job of you joan

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Sounds like a great place to stay while exploring Banff -- and it even has a Bicycle Cafe! Too bad about those huge trucks in a town that was originally a railway town. Do they still have train service?

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2008 at 8:36 AM

    Like you, I also miss the Rockies, having lived in Colorado. Canmore looks like a nice, quite town away from the tourist hordes at Banff.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2007 at 4:19 AM

    The view of the Three sisters looks beautiful!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2007 at 3:55 AM

    Hans and I stayed in Canmore also. The rooms in Banff are much more expensive, that is if you can get a room. I often suggest for people to stay here as it's quite a nice town with lots of shops & restaurants.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    I used Canmore as a bedroom while I was visiting Banff. What a shame I didn't see the city, I didn't know where to go. Nice page, nice place.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 4:55 AM

    Fantastic scenery but how does it compare with Scotland's rugged and empty countryside?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 3:12 AM

    Beautiful page and amazing pictures of the Three Sisters and outstanding scenery along Policeman's Creek. I didn't know about G8 Summit at Canmore.

  • irishgalmtl's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2006 at 3:17 PM

    Hello there joan, What beautiful pics I'll have to come back and check out more of your tips here as there are so many tips here...Donna :)


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