We've recently come across a blog written by Trip Advisor about affordable trips to Canada, and wouldn't you know it... we made #5 on the list! That is a picture of our RidgeView Loft condo, come check out the view for yourself!
You won’t find a better adventure vacation than Canmore. Catapulted to fame for its part in the 1988 Winter Olympics, this former coal-mining town has transformed into a nirvana for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, horseback riding, caving and rock climbing are just some of the scenic pursuits. Foodies will marvel at downtown Canmore’s trendy restaurants or a tour of the unique Grizzly Paw Brewing Company. First stop for most winter guests is the ski trails in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, providing fresh powder amongst the great Rocky Mountains. Imagine a condo right on the golf course, a penthouse rental with mountain views, or an affordable ski home right next to the slopes. You’ll spend just $1,085 per week on average for a two-bedroom.
5. Tunnel Mountain - 2.3km. 300m elevation gain to a 360 views of Banff townsite, the Bow & Spray river valleys, the Banff Springs Golf Course and surrounding peaks.
4. Grassi Lakes - The ever popular Grassi Lakes has it all, right in Canmore, hike 4km to see everything from: views of Canmore, waterfall*, Turquoise colored lakes, Pictograms and rock climbers! *the trail splits into "Easy" and more "Difficult" take the difficult trail to see the waterfall, its well worth it and not difficult!
3. Troll Falls - by Nakiska Ski Hill in Kananaskis Country you will find easy 3km walk thru the Alpine trees to get to a beautiful waterfall.
2. Stoney Squaw Trail - 2.1km one-way and 610ft elevation gain, this is a little more effort but well worth the hike. The view is spectacular of Mt. Rundle, Banff Town, and Cascade Mountain.
1. Lake Louise & Moraine Lake - Glacier fed, always spectacular Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are a must see ... especially now during the Lake Louise WonderFall Festival. Walk around the lakes or go further and select many surrounding hikes.
Join the Canada Day Celebrations
8 a.m. to 12 noon - Centennial Park
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Canmore Nordic Ski Club's Canada Day fun run
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mountain Made Canada Day Market - Civic Centre Plaza
A craft and artisan market with locally made crafts, art, food & fun.
12 noon CANADA DAY PARADE
The Parade begins at the corner of Fairholme Drive and 15th Street. Continuing down Fairholme Drive, the parade turns onto Main Street and finishes at the corner of Railway Ave and Main St. Bring your chair or stand and enjoy watching the celebration.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Centennial Park Festivities
Featuring the marching bands infield show, music on the Stan Rogers Stage, community booths and a huge family area with activities and fun for all.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Civic Centre Center Stage
Live music at the Civic Centre Plaza. Join in on the fun.
10.30 p.m. Canada Day Fireworks
Finish the day off with a bang with the fireworks at Millennium Park. Only a short walk from Centennial Park!
* The Civic Centre is located on 7th Ave and 9th Street downtown Canmore.
* Centennial Park is located on 7th Ave and 5th Street downtown Canmore.
* Millennium Park is located on 1st Street and 5th Avenue in south Canmore.