Canmore Travel GuideEdit This The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and see
About an hour from the Calgary International Airport is Canmore, nestled into the imposing Canadian Rocky Mountains. The town is small and cozy--a place where everyone seems to know everyone. It is ideally situated only minutes from Canada's first national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park. Canmore houses the Nordic Centre Provincial Park which is open all year for locals and visitors to enjoy. With such a great location and so many activities to do, it's no surprise that there is a large choice of lodging options. From luxury resorts to modest hotels and bed and breakfasts, there's a place to stay for any budget. The high tourism season in Canmore is from mid-May to mid-October, as well as Christmas through the New Year's. During this time, prices for accommodations skyrocket but more reasonable prices can be found any other time of year.
Canmore has its fair share of impeccable resorts boasting spas, pools, hot tubs, and ski packages. Their prices range from approximately $170 CAD to $300 CAD per night. Mystic Springs Chalets and Hot Pools is a gorgeous resort that offers pure luxury and costs about $1,000 per week. The hot pool is it's main attraction because you can relax and watch the mountains from the pool's comfortable warmth. The WindTower Lodge and Suites is a classy resort as are the Blackstone Mountain Lodge, Canmore Crossing, and Hotel of the Rockies.
The least expensive places you can find in this tiny alpine village will cost you anywhere from $70 to $90 CAD per night. The Falcon Crest Lodge is a respectable place to stay and costs $89 per night. The Mountain View Inn and the Mountain Valley Inn also offer reasonable rates for those on a budget. Prices do increase during the high season, so take this into account when planning your trip to Canmore.
Bed and Breakfasts
For those wanting a relaxing vacation in Canmore, bed and breakfasts are the perfect choice. Most are quite luxurious and some provide whirlpools, WiFi, DVDs, and, of course, delicious homemade breakfasts. Be aware that most bed and breakfasts do not allow pets or smoking. The Eagle's Nest Bed and Breakfast costs between $120 to $190 CAD depending on the season. Hidden Falls Bed and Breakfast rates are between $175 and $195, nightly. A slightly less-expensive option is the Homestead Bed and Breakfast, priced at between $95 and $145 per night.