Canmore Stories

There is more to Canmore than immediately meets the eye. We are a community made up of a wide variety of diverse businesses, organizations and people, all of which have one thing in common; our love and sense of where we live.


6 days ago
1 minute read

The Legend of the Lake...

For more than 100 centuries, people hunted and camped along the original shores of Lake Minnewanka. The Stoney people called it “Minn-waki” or “Lake of the Spirits”. They respected and feared this lake for its resident spirits. The Early Europeans called it Devil's Lake.


2 months ago
2 minute read

Celebrating 50 years of art with a Kiss: "A Life Well-Travelled" at Avens Gallery

February 08, 2018 06:00 am by Jordan Small Feature article by: Rocky Mountain Outlook Newspaper An art exhibit a half-century in the making has the artist of the hour wondering, “Wow, where did the time go?” Canmore’s Avens Gallery hosts Celebrating 50 Years – Andrew Kiss: A Life Well Travelled, beginning Friday (Feb. 9) at 5 p.m. and running until Feb. 16. A master of oil and canvas projects, the Calgary-based artist specializes in documenting outdoor landscapes such as the mountainous Kananaskis Country wild. “Really, some of it is luck and a lot of it is hard work,” Kiss said, who’s career has spanned five decades. “It’s been very, very amazing to have a career in the arts this long. The arts have taken me to a lot of different places and it’s been quite a great way to see the world.”


3 months ago
1 minute read

Could this be the future Olympic kit for the Canadian Team...eh?

When a creative colour alchemist turns her mountainscapes into fabric, the entire skiwear industry is disrupted. The prevailing palette of plain colours in today's brands - two-tone if you’re lucky and a preponderance of black, beige, plain red or navy - means that Lynne Harrison’s multi-hued, outsized prints stand out like flamboyant flowers at a funeral.


Building for the future...respecting the land forever.

Bow Valley Builders & Developers Association (BOWDA) is dedicated to a "sense of place" by ensuring cooperative and sustainable growth is undertaken and managed responsibly by the development industry, the Town of Canmore, and our growing population.


6 months ago
1 minute read

What style of music would you think that the Suzie Q Dance band doesn't perform?

With 70 plus corporate events each year along with several weddings and gala parties, you would think that they cover just about every kind of music.


6 months ago
1 minute read

Theatre Canmore Goes Haunting!

When Maxine Bennett and Annie Humphrey approached Theatre Canmore about doing Ghost Walks, we thought, "Why not?" Everyone loves a good ghost story.


6 months ago
1 minute read

Cross Country Canada Presents Frozen Thunder

Since 2009, Frozen Thunder, an innovative snow-stockpiling project at the Canmore Nordic Centre, has provided the nation’s cross-country skiing and biathletes with early season on-snow training on more than two kilometres of groomed ski trails!


7 months ago
1 minute read

Firing Under Pressure

Biathlon, derived from the Greek word meaning “two tests”, is an Olympic sport combining cross-country skiing and precision rifle shooting. The combination of two different events—skiing and shooting—adds to the unpredictability of the race outcome and therefore the excitement, suspense, speculation and potential for surprise!


9 months ago
2 minute read

Canmore's Beer

They say it takes a community to raise a child. Arguably, the same could be said for a craft brewery. The local Canmore community has been instrumental in the success of Canmore Brewing Company. On any given evening, it’s not uncommon to find dozens of bikes lined up in front of the new brewery, their muddy-faced and happy riders, enjoying their just rewards inside. It’s fast becoming a new Bow Valley ritual - the post ride craft beer at the new brewery.


9 months ago
3 minute read

The Obvious (and not so obvious reasons) for taking an Avalanche Safety Training Course

There are numerous reasons why winter recreationalists should take an avalanche course. These reasons range from the obvious to the not so obvious and this article will explore some of the less obvious. The obvious reasons are well promoted, advertised, and proven but for the sake of making sure the good word is spread, those obvious reasons will be addressed first.


9 months ago
1 minute read

Discover our history at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

Who named the Three Sisters? What is the story behind Ha Ling Peak? Which are the oldest buildings in the Bow Valley? How long did the Canmore Coal Mines operate? How has Canmore changed since the coal mines shut down in 1979? The answers to all these questions and more are at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre where we’re dedicated to telling the stories of our mountains and our communities to you.


10 months ago
1 minute read

Explore Canmore’s vibrant arts and culture at artsPlace

artsPlace is a welcoming, user-friendly space where Bow Valley residents and visitors can gather to experience a full range of classes, workshops, camps, performances, films, and exhibits. Discover and celebrate the adventure of art and creativity at Canmore’s community art centre!


11 months ago
2 minute read

Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

Enjoy living or playing in the Bow Valley? The Biosphere Institute is a local charity that helps to make the Bow Valley more sustainable. We promote sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by engaging youth, residents, visitors, and local businesses through education, outreach programs and our community resource center.


11 months ago
1 minute read

Experience the best of Canmore, Alberta with Clique Hotels & Resorts

We are an exclusive group of luxury hotels, located in Calgary and Canmore. Our top rated Canmore resorts include; Copperstone Resort, Falcon Crest Lodge, Stoneridge Mountain Resort And Blackstone Mountain Lodge. Our Resorts provide condominium style suites with a "Home Away From Home" experience in the Canadian Rockies.


1 year ago
1 minute read

Spring Creek – Canmore’s Premier Neighbourhood

A new neighbourhood full of life – Spring Creek, located in the heart of downtown Canmore. Here at the heart of downtown Canmore, the Spring Creek vision is coming to life. And life, in return, has come dramatically to Spring Creek. All year round, Canmore’s premier master-planned neighbourhood pulses with energy and activity, with a rhythm of mountain living that’s engaging, exciting and endlessly fun!


1 year ago
1 minute read

Stewart Creek in Three Sisters Mountain Village is Your Basecamp for Adventure

Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) offers residents the best in mountain living amid breathtaking, world-renowned scenery while remaining dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Bow Valley.


Roam Public Transit

Roam Transit operates an environmentally friendly transit service throughout Canmore and the Bow Valley. Our service allows both residents and visitors to move freely and cost effectively without the use of a private automobile


1 year ago
1 minute read

Experience Canmore With Waymarker Hospitality

Waymarker Hospitality is a leader in providing hotel accommodations and lodging in Canmore, Alberta. With seven different properties, each with its own unique charm and character, Waymarker strives to demonstrate its commitment to guests, employees, and owners, while showcasing the incredible scenery and adventure that can be found in the Bow Valley.