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The Perfect Weekend in Canmore

Administrator Posted In: Adventure Time \ Family Adventure Posted On: May 12, 2013

Maximize your fun on a weekend full of adventure and fun in Canmore Kananaskis


Maximize your fun on a weekend full of adventure and fun in Canmore Kananaskis. Check out this itinerary to help you make the most of your time here!

Friday

Check in to your resort, settle in, and put your feet up! Stroll down to main street and enjoy an apertivo at Mountain Mercato. $7 glasses of wine and half-price appetizer platters on Friday and Saturday from 4pm-9pm. http://www.mountainmercato.com/

Good Earth Cafe - Live Music After dinner, enjoy to some live music performances and a cappuccino at Good Earth Cafe. http://www.goodearthcafes.com/locations/alberta/canmore

Saturday

Breakfast at Harvest A local favourite! Enjoy a coffee or latte while your breakfast wrap or sandwich is made fresh! Get there early if you want to sample one of their renowned cinnamon buns (before they run out). http://www.harvestcafe.ca/Harvest/Home.html

Grassi Lakes Hike Start your day (and work off that breakfast) with a moderate hike up to Grassi Lakes. Grassi Lakes is a moderate hike with stunning views of Canmore, a waterfall, and two emerald-green lakes. You might even catch some rock climbers in action near the lakes! The trailhead is located 2 KMs after the Nordic Centre on Spray Lakes Rd. Canmore Hike & Bike Guide

Lunch at Crazyweed The award-winning Crazyweed Restaurant has been attracting foodies for over a decade. Their innovative approach to food guarantees that there is always something new to try on the menu. Their flatbread sandwiches and fire-roasted pizzas are a must-try! http://crazyweed.ca/index.html

Go Caving Open year round, Canmore Cave Tours will take you for a natural history tour of the Rat’s Nest Cave, under Grotto Mountain. Tour the 4km cave created by the meltwaters of ancient glaciers.  http://www.canmorecavetours.com/

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Take in an evening of theatre and great food! The Oh Canada Eh? Join them for a musical and laughter-filled ride across Canada while you enjoy a fantastic meal!  http://www.atthecorner.ca/venue/oh-canada-eh.html

Sunday

Fresh Bagels at Rocky Mountain Bagel Co.
Start your morning with a freshly made Rocky Mountain Bagel, homemade cream cheeses, and locally roasted coffee. Enjoy your breakfast on the main street patio if the weather permits! http://www.thebagel.ca/index.php

Helicopter Tour of the RockiesHeli Tour Canmore Kananaskis
Get a new perspective of the Rocky Mountains from above Alpine Helicopters and Kananaskis Helicopters both offer spectacular heli-tours of the Rockies. Bring a camera, because you will want photos to show your friends the experience!
http://www.alpinehelicopter.com/
http://www.kheli.com/

Lunch & Tasting at Grizzly Paw
The Grizzly Paw is Canmore's local brewery and pub. Opened in 1996, "The Paw" is a popular local hang-out and famous for it's unique microbrews and handcrafted sodas. Try the Powder Hound Pilser or the Rutting Elk Red. If you can't decide on a single brew, try their sampler. Don't forget to grab a 6-pack of your favourite to bring home! http://www.thegrizzlypaw.com/

Art Gallery Walk & Shopping on Main Street
Walk off lunch and discover Canmore's unique and eclectic collection of galleries and shops. Far from ordinary, most of Canmore's shops are unique to the area, and are owned and operated by friendly locals.
Link - shopping guide on site

Bow River Loop WalkBow Valley Loop Hike Walk
Downtown Canmore is bordered by the Bow River. The river is an emerald-green, fast-paced river with stunning views of Mount Rundle, an old railroad bridge, and the famous Three Sisters Mountain Range. The main loop only takes 25 minutes, but can be extended if you choose!
Link - hiking biking guide on site

Tapas
If you're looking for dinner before you hit the road, stop in at Tapas, a spanish-inspired restaurant tucked-away in a character house near Main Street. Voted "Most Romantic Restaurant in the Rockies". http://tapascanmore.ca/