Movember Man Up Party!

November can get dark, cold and you can get caught up waiting and just dreaming of ski season being in full swing. While you’re waiting to hit the slopes there are some important and fun things going on in November. What are we talking about? Well, it started in Australia, under their November summer sun. It’s called Movember and it was started to raise awarness about men’s health and prostate cancer. There’s a high chance of surviving this cancer if it’s caught early enough. Trouble is, a lot of men opt out of going to the doctor for ‘just a check up’.

The Georgetown Inn is throwing a bash in support of men’s health. In fact, all the Waymarker Men shaved their faces and volunteered to grow a moustache in support of this great cause!

Steam Whistle will be donating a dollar for every pint sold. Other Canmore locals have donated Heli Tours, Dog Sled Tours and other Gift Certificates to be won. Canmore Cabs has donated Free Taxi Rides home.

Head down to The Georgetown Inn Movember 30th to chat about moustaches, mens health and the Grey Cup game with other Mo Brothers like yourself.

The Triple Crown of Canmore :: Launch Party! – what it’s all about

The Georgetown Inn would like to invite you to join them this Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2PM for the great kick-off to the hiking season! This is a wonderful way to spend time with your father on Father’s Day. We will have complimentary live music from Cabot’s Crossing, Guest Speakers and Beer and Burger specials!

If you’re feeling really ambitious you can get started on your hikes that morning or afternoon! And remember there is no time limit on completing the 3 hikes. If you’re a hardcore hiking enthusiast you can do all three in one day (like my crazy little brothers did) or if you like to stop and smell the flowers you can enjoy the hikes at a slower pace throughout the summer.

The Triple Crown is all about having an intrinsically rewarding experience. Waymarker CEO, Lockey Craig is quoted saying, “It’s about having a good sleep, a good adventure and a good meal. Everyone deserves it! That’s how my mother took care of me and my two brothers and that’s how I want to take care of my guests, which is why we started The Triple Crown.”

So make sure you bring your dad’s out and get some tips on how to truly enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains that are right in our backyard. I know that’s where I’ll be!

-Natalie Craig

ps. click on the images below for more information about the three hikes and a Hiking Map!

If you want to read our last years Triple Crown Blog about some great hiking experiences click the link and scroll down!

Triple Crown of Canmore Map

Hey Amigos – check out Castillo’s in Canmore

Hankering for fabulous Mexican food? Then you must try Castillo’s in Canmore. Jorge was a wonderful host and prepared everyone amazing dishes – burritos were to die for and everything was fresh and full of flavour. Reasonably priced too. Right downtown across from the Canmore Civic Centre. Parking available street side or in behind the tourism info centre. >D

Castillo's Canmore - great ambiance, even greater food!

Happy Easter! Got Your Bunny Yet?

No, I don’t mean Canmore bunnies silly. I’m talking chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs for those Easter egg hunts, a childhood dream come true. All can be found at our local chocolatier shop – Le Chocolatier – up at 701 Benchlands Trail. They have the most amazing chocolate! Fabulous Easter bunnies, chicks, owls, eggs, creative chocolate baskets of every size and shape. Not to mention a scrumptuous variety of truffles. So get hopping and pick some up for Easter. >D.

When do they let the animals out?

True – it’s been asked before. There are some prime wildlife viewing areas in and around Canmore. Yesterday, a HUGE herd of Elk could be seen grazing in the valley along the #1 Highway by Banff — I’ve never seen so many!  Our Elk herds often frequent the Three Sisters Village on the southeast side of Canmore too. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep herds are commonly seen grazing beside the 1A Highway between Canmore and Exshaw and Moose sightings are quite possible up around Mt. Engadine Lodge along the Spray Lakes / Smith Dorrien Hwy #742.  So, take a scenic drive around the area and hopefully, they’ll have let the animals out that day. >D.

A happy Canmore Elk