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.

Oh Canada Day … Eh!

Coming to Banff or Canmore for Canada Day Celebrations July 1st? Good choice as there’s nothing more fun than our parades, free pancake breakfasts and small western town hospitality eh!  Fireworks usually start about 11pm, once it gets dark. See you out’n about! >DS

Canmore Hotels use Uncommon Sense to Help Save the Environment!

Hotels The Georgetown Inn , Mystic Springs & Silver Creek Lodge love to take care of their guests. The Waymarker Hospitality philosophy is: everyone deserves a good meal, a good sleep and an intrinsically rewarding outdoor adventure. While it is wonderful to enjoy the environment is it also important to these hotels to respect nature and minimize our carbon footprint – which is why they have partnered with Uncommon Sense Business Leadership for a Sustainable Future. The US is dedicated to preserving the world’s climate, ecosystems, health and energy by increasing operations efficiencies and reducing company waste, pollutants, water & energy consumption.

Click here to visit and see what we are proudly participating in to help preserve the environment

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

New Gallery in Town!

A unique approach, the new Carter-Ryan gallery at 705 Main Street in Canmore is a terrific addition to our art gallery offerings. Drop in and meet Jason Carter, acclaimed soapstone carver and painter. ‘Bold’ and ‘brilliant’ are two words that have often been used to describe Jason’s work, and I agree. The gallery is different in that it hosts live music and cabaret style shows. You can also see live art demonstrations on weekends.  See their website for their current New York city cabaret-style piano show entitled “Stand Up and Sing” running nightly through April 7th. To book a reservation go to their website – >D.

See Jason Carter at his "KONA (Cree) SNOW" exhibition


Spring? Really??

As another day of snow piles up in the mountains I must extend my most sincere condolences for those of you who live out east (I’m an ex-Ontario gal myself – learned to ski at Georgian Peaks).  Really people, it’s time to book your holiday to Canmore and take advantage of our 40+ year record snowfalls.  Sunshine Village for example reports ALL TIME SNOWFALL RECORD 908cm (30ft), YTD SNOWFALL 877cm (28ft) 31cm (12in) TO GO!! Lake Louise, Nakiska and Mt. Norquay are also in stellar shape for a spring ski trip.

So no excuses. Get on out here…

… and, bring a friend… >D


Yes folks, more snow than you can imagine….

Our ski hills just keep getting the powder so no more excuses — book your spring break holiday to Canmore now!!  Here are some shots taken over the past weekend to get you motivated.  >D

Powing in the backdoor at Sunshine!

Watch out for those tree wells!

Ok, where's my car??

Yo! Nice Week Ahead…

…and shaping up to be a stellar week to get out and enjoy Canmore and area. The ski hills have received a ton of new fluffy POW, as have the x-country trails in and around town. And, if you’re going to be staying in the area this weekend, you might want to take in the Liona Boyd concert at the Cornerstone Theatre this coming Sunday night. Awesome guitarist! Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy these warm, spring-just-around-the-corner, sunny days. >D.

Skate skiing with Cascade Mountain views - can't be beat!

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