Explore the Best Things to do in Canmore

Blackstone Mountain Lodge is perfectly situated for exploring Alberta’s famous ski slopes, golf courses and adventure sports. Surrounded by the epic grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the close-knit town of Canmore boasts a thriving shopping district, exquisite dining and an endless array of outdoor activities, attractions and things to do.

Elevation Place

Distance: 1.1 KM

Whether you want to swim, lift weights or use the playground, Elevation Place has every kind of athletic setting so that you can stay active. Make sure to check out its many offerings!

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Banff Sleigh Rides

Distance: 26.7 KM

One of the most festive and fun things to do in the wintertime is to take a sleigh ride. And you can enjoy this relaxed experience while passing by the Canadian Rockies. It’s the perfect way to take in the beautiful scenery on a winter afternoon!

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Le Chocalatier

Distance: 2.3 KM

Got a chocolate craving? No problem! Le Chocalatier has a delicious solution you can savor any time. Delight in the sweet tastes while watching the store’s chocolate makers at work. Be sure you don’t leave town without some treats!

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Embody Pilates

Distance: 1.9 KM

For a relaxing, healthy and stress-free exercise, Embody Pilates has the perfect programs. Learn why Pilates is such a popular way to provide a balanced lifestyle.

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Banff Gondola


Travel up Sulphur Mountain in a fully enclosed gondola cabin for a scenic view to remember! You’ll get to see six gorgeous mountain ranges from a whole new perspective. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Distance: 31 KM

Looking to relax? Then a visit to the Banff Upper Hot Springs is in order. You can unwind in hot mineral water and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s a popular experience that draws many visitors. Find out why people have been coming to these waters for more than one hundred years.

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Canmore Cave Tours

Distance: 2.6 KM

Discover what it’s like to travel in an undeveloped cave. You’ll explore the Canadian Rockies from the inside to learn about the natural history of this region and details of its ancient cultures. Adventure awaits you!

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Ammonite Factory

Distance: 1.9 KM

It’s considered one of nature’s most striking gems. And it’s also quite rare. But the Ammonite Factory can still offer this organic stone in an assortment of stunning colors. If you want to see or purchase ammonite, this is the store to visit.

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Alpine Ski Destinations

Distance: 41.8 KM

Nearby massive ski areas are so well known throughout the world that they hardly need more mention here. But to discover further details, there are resources you can explore. Visitors looking for fun things to experience near Banff, AB will eagerly find great information on one or more of the three major sites:

Sunshine Village boasts the longest ski season in Canada and the world's fastest eight-passenger gondola.

Lake Louise Ski Area is Canada's single largest ski area, offering 18 square kilometres (11 square miles) and 11 lifts, including a gondola from which you might see a glacier or a wild grizzly bear in its natural habitat.

Ski Norquay is only 25 minutes from Canmore, enabling you to get in more skiing sooner each day. Although some ski teams may find the terrain steep, it is quite family-friendly. Norquay is the only local hill offering hourly rates so you pay only for the time you ski.

Canmore Nordic Centre

Distance: 5.9 KM

This Provincial Park was developed for the 1988 Olympics. It features spectacularly groomed cross-country ski trails ranging from quiet forest routes to challenging, world-class biathlon trails. Night skiing is along a 6.5 km illuminated track.

In summer, the single track mountain biking trails for rookies or experts make Canmore one of the top centres in North America. The 70 kilometres (38 miles) of mapped trails give cyclists and hikers a chance to view wildlife such as deer, bears and cougars while viewing some astounding scenery. Aside from biking, visitors can participate in an 18-hole disc golf course or four orienteering courses.

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Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club

Distance: 5.9 KM
Stewart Creek

Showcasing stunning views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, this Gary Browning–designed mountain course is consistently rated among the best golf courses in North America.

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Silvertip Golf Course

Distance: 3.4 KM

Nestled among 600 acres of untouched peaks, grasslands and valleys, this Les Furber-designed course offers a breathtaking round of golf and a beautiful patio for post round relaxation.

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Yamnuska Ice Climbing

Distance: .55 KM

Get a spectacular view of the Canadian Rockies when you ice climb! The experienced guides at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures will show you exactly how to climb as you see amazing settings along the region’s frozen waterfalls. It’s a memorable journey that will challenge you every step of the way.

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Blackstone Mountain Lodge

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170 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 0A8