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Boredom Can't Breathe Up Here

The Area

About Canmore Kananaskis

Canmore Kananaskis, a picturesque and authentic mountain lifestyle community and surrounding region enveloped by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and just one hour west of Calgary.

Here you will discover Canada’s Mountain Sports destination - an impressive mountain landscape offering limitless outdoor activity across an expanse of provincial parks, wildland reserves, emerald green waterways, unspoiled wilderness and snow-capped mountain peaks.

Try an extreme sport in the morning and world-class cuisine in the evening. Walk along the trails around town, taking in the glacier-turquoise river scenery and unique shops. Or try a yoga session in the morning followed by a trip to the spa and disc golf in the afternoon. Whatever type of experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Canmore Kananaskis.

As an internationally recognized four-season destination, Canmore Kananaskis welcomes diverse visitor groups annually, from vacationing families to intimate weddings to the world’s top ice climbers. A venue for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, we continue to host world-class conventions, and World Cup mountain biking, cross-country skiing, ski cross and climbing competitions.


Canmore is an authentic mountain community, where real people from all walks of life live; including an impressive list of accomplished mountaineers, and Olympic athletes.  Here, you can take in the one-of-a-kind boutiques, eclectic art galleries or just enjoy the atmosphere without crowds of tourists huddled on jam-packed streets. In fact, in Canmore, laid back is a way of life. Even the rock climbers here like to put up their feet at a local pub after a thrill-packed day on a vertical cliff. That’s the beauty of Canmore!

Lively and popular annual events include the Canmore Folk Music Festival, Highland Games, Festival of Eagles and ArtSpeak Arts Festival


Kananaskis encompasses more than 4000 square kilometres (1544 square miles) of wildlands on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies east and south of Canmore. Kananaskis Country’s boundaries range from rolling foothills where rushing creeks cascade through forests of aspen, pine and spruce, to knife-edge limestone ridges and jagged summits that cradle glaciers and sapphire-blue alpine lakes. The region also boarders Banff National Park, and is an ideal point to explore some of its renowned sights.
What all this boils down to is a sprawling wilderness playground right on Canmore’s doorstep begging to be explored by hiking boots, running shoes, canoe, road bike, horseback, whitewater raft, snowshoes, mountain bike, skis or with a fishing rod. Don’t forget your camera!