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.

Valentine’s or Anytime….

Yes, Canmore is a great place to celebrate Valentines Day but do remember, we’ll be hosting our Winter Carnival starting February 10th so you’ll get double your amazing Experience during your visit! Send me your thoughts on what was impressive at the Carnival and have a Happy Valentine’s Day and Winter Carnival celebration. Enjoy! >D.

A Romantic Moment Along the Bow....

Chill’in in Canmore — Not!

Had a wonderful walk today with my dogs along the Bow River Trail. And was it warm…at least in February for Canmore. Have a great weekend whatever you do – dare to do it!

Ha Ling Peak above the Bow Today

Nordic Centre Blisssss

Take advantage of our sunny warmer weather at of one of Canmore’s best outings – the Canmore Nordic Centre, home of the 1988 Olympics and now host to world class x-country, skate skiing and team Canada’s biathlete training ground. Today’s conditions were amazing and hardly anyone was there so you’ll feel like you’re in the wilderness, 5 minutes above town. Rentals available on-site at Trail Sports and day tickets are super reasonable. Say hi to a Team Canada biathlete like Robin who is training for the IBU Cup while you’re there!

Team Canada biathlete Robin in Action Today

Happy Australia Day!

Thursday January 26th is Australia Day! We wish all Australians visiting or working here in our fine valley a very happy day! And, if you hadn’t heard, Lake Louise Ski Resort is hosting a big party for you up there tomorrow. Should be fun.  G’day mates!

Koalas Love Canada!

Donna’s Best Bets

It’s positively balmy outside (-10C right now feels great after -36C all week) so grab your gear and go experience the area this weekend! A couple of ideas to keep you busy…… try night skiing at Mt. Norquay tonight – the park riders will love the terrain park with 15 cms of new snow. Afterwards, head to the lounge upstairs in the lodge  - they serve fabulous nachos.  Or, save your visit to enjoy Mt. Norquay’s “World Snow Day” celebrations this Sunday – don’t miss the new Belgian Waffle Hut for a taste of fresh, hot, delicious waffles made by Canmore entrepreneur (Belgian ex-pat) Pascale Wanlin – yummy!   A snowshoe up to Chester Lake would be ideal. Or, try kiteboarding up on the Spray Lakes (Spray Lakes/Smith Dorrien Road) and park just past the Sparrow Hawk picnic area) as it should be windy the weekend. Whatever you do….enjoy!

Kiting at the Spray Lakes

 

Welcome to Experience Canmore!

Welcome to our Experience Canmore portal website! Let us help you plan and customize your special experiences in our wonderful area.  From our pioneering beginnings as a railway and coal mining town, Canmore has become a world-class year-round vacation travel and resort destination. Only a one hour’s drive from Calgary and nestled in the Canadian Rockies near Banff, we offer the perfect setting for both summer and winter vacation travel, or that special weekend getaway. Spectacular scenery, fresh air, wildlife, first class restaurants and shops, plus an abundance of activities to choose from, make Canmore a year-round international resort and spa destination.

Summer activities and adventures around Canmore include fishing, golf, cycling, hiking and rock climbing, to name just a few. With the Canadian Rockies all around, you’ll find that the awe-inspiring landscape will enhance all your activities here. Summer festivals like our folk festival and Highland Games will entertain and inspire!

Our winters boast plenty of fresh powder snow and easy access to local world-class skiing and snowboarding areas. The Canmore Nordic Centre also offers some of the best cross country skiing in the world. If skiing is not your thing, there’s ice fishing, dogsled adventure trips, skating, snowshoeing and many more fun activities to keep you busy.  So click around and check us out! We can’t wait to help you plan your best vacation… Ever!!