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Things to Do \ Overview

Unforgettable Served Daily


Unforgettable Served Daily

With a vibrant town nestled amidst dramatic rocky peaks and brilliant turquoise glacier-fed rivers, Canmore Kananaskis offers an incredible variety of things to do for a surprisingly diverse range of visitors. With four incomparable seasons and expansive wilderness, the possibilities for your Canmore Kananaskis experience are limited only by your willingness to explore from Main Street to mountain trails. 

What "a little of everything" looks like

Can one place really have it all... especially close to home? If you haven't been to Alberta's Backyard recently, you might be amazed at what you're missing – from unforgettable outdoor adventures to fine dining and charming mountain lodges. In just a few days with us, you can try skiing, helicopter tours, hiking, horseback riding, cave explorations, art galleries, music festivals, and so much more. And best of all, our calendar of upcoming events and package deals makes it easy for you to find the perfect adventure every time.

Top-shelf dining & nightlife for all tastes

With more than 70 different restaurants and eateries – including ethnic cuisine, fine-dining, home-style cooking, and premiere steakhouses – you can satisfy any craving in Canmore Kananaskis. No matter what your taste or budget, we have the ambiance you’re looking for and spectacular Rocky Mountain views.
You can even have delivered meals and catered events, for special occasions or a quiet night in your hotel room!


In Canmore Kananaskis, your family won't just have a great time, you'll create memories that last a lifetime. There's something fun for every age, interest, and budget. From golf, swimming pools, skiing, & horseback riding – The choices are endless, but it's all quality family time.

Something to offer no matter the weather

Take a break from the great outdoors. Canmore has lots of offer under a roof. From elevation place offering indoor watersides, a climbing wall and a swimming pool – to more laid back activities like a relaxing massage at the local spa.

Lets get out there.

Canmore is the ultimate outdoor playground. If you're a hiker, fisher, golfer, skier, snowboarder, or want to try something new like dogsledding, rock climbing or other outdoor activity, you find it here!

See the bright side of Summer

Better than anybody, Canadians know the warm summer months are a precious time to play outdoors. Activities ranging from disc golf at the Canmore Nordic Centre to family-friendly hiking at Grassi Lakes to white water rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, golf, helicopter tours, rock climbing or camping complete with roasted marshmallows promise a summer vacation packed with a lifetime of memorable moments.


Better than anybody, Canadians know winter is an incredible time to experience outdoor fun. Although you might have come to hit the slopes, we are willing to bet you'll want to try so much more. That's because must-try activities like helicopter tours, snowshoeing adventures, dogsled tours, and exploring frozen canyons and waterfalls offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities throughout Canmore Kananaskis. And no matter what kinds of winter activities you love during the day, you'll enjoy our mountain lodges and active nightlife once the sun goes down.

Explore Canmore's Downtown

Find your new favourite restaurant or a one-of-a-kind boutique in Downtown Canmore. Downtown Canmore is the heart of Canmore and the centre of local festivals and events. Take a stroll down Main Street and check out the incredible art galleries, unique shopping experiences, and our world-renowned restaurant scene. It's a shopping experience you can't get anywhere else!

Galleries & Museums



Barrier Lake

Bars & Pubs

Distillery & Brewery Tours



Canmore Nordic Centre

Canoeing & Paddleboarding

Casual Dining



Dog Sledding

Downtown Canmore

Elevation Place

Fat Biking

Fine Dining


Health & Wellness



Horseback Riding

Kananaskis Wildlife Drive

Mountain Biking

Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk

Quarry Lake

Scenic Float Tours


Tours & Sightseeing

Skiing and Snowboarding



The Legacy Trail

Three Sisters Mountain

Cultural & Traditional Activities

Upper & Lower Kananaskis Lake

White Water Rafting

World Flavours