Once a sleepy town that catered to backcountry hikers, Canmore has come into its own with world-class lodges and new resort facilities. Hikers to the magnificent Banff National Park are still very welcome, while outdoor adventures have expanded to include snowshoeing, dogsled expeditions and cross-country skiing. Embrace the true outdoor Canadian spirit while staying at one of these lodges in Canmore.
This family-friendly, condominium-style lodge in Canmore welcomes your brood with a 24-hour concierge, three hot tubs and a heated pool. Choose from one- or two-bedroom Deluxe condos, complete with stainless steel appliances, fireplaces, pull-out couches and balconies. For larger groups, Premium rooms offer a three-bedroom option with lofts and bunk beds that kids will enjoy.
Feel the love at this cozy inn. Their wedding specialists will guide you through a perfect occasion, whether it’s a Simple Bear Necessities elopement or a wedding for 50. The location of this Canmore lodge at the base of Mount Lady MacDonald is a wonderful starting point for a hike. Whether you’ve already tied the knot or not, enjoy the four-poster beds, jacuzzi, antique quilts and a three-course breakfast in bed.
The welcoming, country farmhouse style at Creekside invites you to stay a while. Grab some freshly baked cookies and head to your room, strewn with cozy faux-fur throws, warm reclaimed wood accents and a crackling fireplace. Close to the wintertime Cougar Creek skating rink and the hiking trailhead, there’s plenty to see and do here.
Make a quick getaway to Banff National Park from this lodge, located beside the main highway in Canmore. Cabin rooms bring a touch of Canadiana – they’re lined with honey-colored split logs from floor to ceiling. Standard rooms have tidy kitchenettes and wonderful mountain views. Try Chez François, a French-inspired restaurant and a hidden Canmore gem, nearby.
A stay at the Blackstone offers a host of appealing extras. There’s space to spread out in suites with one to four bedrooms, fireplaces and washer/dryers. The property boasts what may be the largest outdoor pool in the area, plus barbecue facilities. Heated underground parking keeps your vehicle cozy in the winter, and there’s bicycle self-storage for trail-riding fun.
Being a short walk to town leaves you that much closer to the great outdoors at Ambleside. Join other guests around the two-storey, river-rock fireplace in the great room of this Canmore cabin with its vaulted ceiling and expansive views. Every room has its own ensuite and deliciously comfy beds. The owners are eager to assist with local knowledge. They may also be able to squeeze you in at their hot yoga studio in town.
Fire Mountain is perfect for a family getaway, with modern, townhouse-style accommodation close to downtown Canmore. The two-storey, two- or three-bedroom suites create room for a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for homemade meals after a day spent outdoors. Views from the upstairs balconies of the Three Sisters and Rundle Mountains are spectacular. Fire Mountain also welcomes pets, a service somewhat out of the ordinary in Canmore.
A new build in Canmore, this modern lodge takes its color scheme from the surrounding sandstone and granite mountains. Keyless entry and virtual check-in mean you don’t have to worry about losing your card on the trail. The Build Green program translates into fewer greenhouse gases, less waste and fewer allergens at this eco-friendly lodge. Warm up in the petite sauna and hot tub. A wooden crate filled with healthy breakfast snacks arrives at your door every morning.
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