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Overnight In Beautiful Canmore

We left New York City early morning on our flight to Calgary, Canada for our 7 night stay in Banff, Alberta. On arriving at Calgary we picked up our hire car and experienced left hand drive for the first time since 1993, promptly got lost in the city and I made the decision to immediately head to the the lovely town of Canmore for an overnight stay.

Eventually we got out of Calgary, onto the correct highway and everything started to go smoothly. Soon we were in the mountain country of the Kananaskis, we drove through the valley and stopped by the stream to admire the view and then continued on through the rugged snow capped mountains.

The drive was easy with light traffic flow and a very scenic landscape. The snow capped mountains grabbed our attention as we do not have snow where we live in Perth, Western Australia. As we drove into Canmore black clouds were swiftly coming over the mountain and it looked like we could expect some rough weather during the evening.

It was 4 pm and we were in need of accommodation, there appeared plenty of hotels and apartments but upon closer inspection we saw the No Vacancy sign. Eventually we found good accommodation in a hotel looking over the town, and soon were walking into the town where we browsed around and decided to have an early dinner and back to the hotel before the rain arrived.

  • Last visit to Canmore: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Impressive scenery!

    • Mikebb's Profile Photo
      Aug 13, 2014 at 3:22 AM

      Hi Don, Thanks for visiting, we enjoyed our short visit.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Very nice page Mike :o) Enjoyed the read mate.... and saved a couple of tips for our trip next year. Can't wait! :o) Hugs, Ann.

    • Mikebb's Profile Photo
      Mar 5, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      Ann, Thanks for visiting, Canmore is only 20 minutes drive from Banff.

    • aussirose's Profile Photo
      Mar 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      Yes, I am thinking Canmore would be more suitable for us... smaller and less expensive. I've been looking at b&b's there.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Lovely travel destination! Looks like you enjoyed it!

  • Hanau93's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 8:31 AM

    Thanks for the tips on Canmore..Next time we have to have a stop over as well. The church looks lovely.

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    I can't believe it's been 10 years since my trip to the Rockies, I really need to go back! Great tips, especially the restaurant one (gotta love tapas!).

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    Your pictures are beautiful, this town looks great. PT Cruiser - we often use Alamo in Florida because the PT is such a great rental car. Love those mountains. A.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 4:08 AM

    An enjoyable page to read regarding your impressions of beautiful Canmore! It is quite an interesting little town in a beautiful setting that you captured well in your photos. I loved your eclectic choice of dishes to sample!


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