Activities & Attractions
THINGS TO DO In CANMORE
With some of Canada's most magnificent golf courses and ski slopes within close proximity, Canmore is the perfect launching pad for both summer and winter activities in the Canadian Rockies. But golfing and skiing are not the only attractions in Canmore.
In the summer, Canmore is the ideal destination for hiking or biking, white-water rafting, kayaking and fishing.
In the winter, snow-shoeing, ice walking, ice climbs and even dog sledding are popular Canmore activities. Of course, Canmore has matured into a landmark for food and wine as well.
Stay in Canmore.
Stay at Grande Rockies Resort.
CANADIAN ROCKIES WHITE WATER RAFTING
Experience white water rafting at Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. River rafting is a highlight of any summer trip to Canmore, Lake Louise, and Banff, and the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre can plan the ideal whitewater adventure with a choice of half day, full, and multi-day river rafting trips for the whole family.
SILVERTIP GOLF COURSE
Silvertip Golf Course in Canmore, Alberta was designed by famed golf course architect Les Furber. Silvertip is a par-72 golf course with championship tees and a dramatic 600 feet of elevation change. The course length caters to both recreational and professional player skill levels with tees ranging between 5,100 to 7,200 yards.
CANMORE CAVE TOURS
Canmore Cave Tours offer an underground adventure! Numerous tours of Rat's Nest Cave near Canmore, Alberta are offered year-round with varying lengths and activities from 2 hours to 14 hours. The alpine cave lies under Grotto Mountain and features more than 4 km of passages, which are generally mild in temperature.
HIKING AT SPRAY LAKES
Hiking at Spray Lakes offers spectacular mountain terrain and stunning natural vistas. The often steep hikes near Spray Lakes range from 2-3 hours to full day hiking expeditions. Trail heads are accessible from Highway 40 and the Smith Dorrien Trail/Spray Lakes Road/Route 742. For more hiking ideas and trail details, visit tourismcanmore.com
Enjoy a horseback riding adventure at the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. See the Canadian Rockies on horseback rides that wander through alpine forests and rugged Bow Valley benchlands, which offer unforgettable mountain views.
SNOWY OWL SLED DOG TOURS
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Enjoy cross country skiing on hundreds of kilometers of trails suited to all skill levels. For beginner skiers, hit the Banff Trail in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and Sheep Valley Provincial Park's Sandy McNabb cross-country trails. Intermediate and Expert skiers will discover challenges at the Evan Thomas Provincial Recreation Area. For trail information, visit the Alberta Parks website.
BANFF MOUNT NORQUAY SKI RESORT
The Banff Mount Norquay Ski Resort has 28 runs, which are 85% covered by man-made snow. The ski area features a wide array of runs for almost all ski levels with 16% of runs rated expert, 28% rated difficult, 36% rated medium, and 20% of runs rated easy. Banff Mount Norquay offers a vertical drop of 503 meters/1,650 ft and night skiing from January to March.
ALPINE HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Alpine Helicopter sightseeing tours provide rare and dazzling views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Featuring a facility for the comfort of tourists, the tours depart from the Canmore Municipal Heli-port which is adjacent to Banff National Park and located near the Three Sisters Peaks. All tours have a 2 passenger minimum. Visit www.alpinehelicopter.com.