Your official source of travel ideas, inspiration, offers and help for planning your visit to Canmore Kananaskis - in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The town of Canmore is located on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, 1 hour west of Calgary. Banff National Park lies just to the north and west of Canmore, with the town of Banff being only 15 minutes away. Coming from the Calgary Airport, it’s a straight forward 1.5 hour drive mainly along Highway 1, the Trans Canada Highway. There are a minimum of 10 daily and reliable shuttle departures directly from the airport. From the Calgary city limits, it’s a 1 hour drive along the Trans Canada Highway. Kananaskis Country encompasses 440 square kilometers of wildland areas and is situated adjacent to the town of Canmore. Many of the activities that take place in the area will take you in to Kananaskis Country.

Canmore Kananaskis is a place of unassuming grace. It has an immense capacity to calm the spirit, and rejuvenate the soul. The place is positively infectious, and seemingly without contrivance, forced effort or fanfare. This little mountain town delivers the goods. The discerning traveller in search of a high level of authenticity from a destination travel experience will fell very much as though they have come home.

As a single destination, Canmore Kananaskis offers an incredible variety of opportunities in all four seasons for an amazingly diverse audience. While it may be true that you can’t be all things to all people, most people seem to find what they want and need here. Year round activities include horseback riding, caving, hiking, helicopter sightseeing, wildlife watching and spa. Summer activities include fishing, golfing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. Winter activities include ice fishing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.

Contact our information center at 403-678-1295 or planyourtrip@tourismcanmore.com for assistance with booking activities, accommodation and transportation, or for a vacation planner which contains area information including maps.


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