ABOUT CANMORE

The Best of the Canadian Rockies

Banff National Park is billed as "the world's finest National Park" for good reason. It is picturesque to the extreme, with wildlife viewing opportunities, 360 degree mountain views and noble peaks in every direction. Canmore is a sister community to Banff, just minutes outside of the Park gates. Canmore's dining scene is the best in the Canadian Rockies and is complemented by fantastic shopping and great opportunities for outdoor adventure. Banff Boundary Lodge is ideally suited to take advantage of both Banff and Canmore.

About the Rockies

  • The Rocky Mountains touch The Yukon Territory, British Columbia and Alberta
  • The Alberta Rocky Mountains house Canada's first national Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park (1885)
  • The highest mountain in the Rockies is Mount Robson in British Colombia (3945 M)
  • The Rocky Mountains are 120 million years old
  • The tallest mountain in Alberta is Mount Colombia (3747 M)
  • The Rocky Mountains were created by the pressure built up from the collision between the Pacific and North America tectonic plates
  • Canmore is approximately a 10 minute drive from the gates of the Banff National Park
  • The Bow Valley Provincial Park is only 25 km east of Canmore. The park is home to award-winning interpretive shows and guided interpretive hikes, and seasonal golden eagle migrations (open May - October)
  • Canmore is home to the year-round Nordic Centre Provincial Park. In the winter visitors enjoy the recently upgraded cross-country ski facilities and in the summer try the mountain bike paths and disc-golf

Elevation

The elevation of Canmore is 1350 meters (4300 feet). The elevation of Banff is 1350 meters (4300 feet).

Hiking

Banff Boundary Lodge is well situated to access world famous hiking in Canmore, Lake Louise, and of course Banff. Try a hike up Tunnel Mountain to get great views of Banff, tackle The Plain of the Six Glaciers in Lake Louise, or, if you’ve brought some younger kids along, try the sweet, Grassi Lakes circuit.