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is named in honour of Malcolm of Canmore, King of Scotland from 1057 to 1093. The direct translation of the word is `big head`. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Canmore Alberta boasts a multitude of year-round and seasonal activities. Whether you're looking for hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, snowboarding, dogsled tours, hockey or other outdoor activity, you find something in Canmore! Offering a wide variety of hotel accommodation and lodging for every budget. Whether you're on vacation or a business trip in the Canadian Rockies, you'll enjoy your stay in one of Canmores` many hotels, motels, lodges or bed and breakfast inns. Old-fashioned Canadian mountain hospitality is the order of the day when lodging in Canmore. With its quiet Canadian Rockies backdrop and serene setting, Canmore is home to many artists, musicians, bands and performers.
Many local events that are of interest to both the vacation traveler - KaNasie South African Music Festival - The first ever South African Music Festival in Canada, Canmore Miners` Day - For the better part of a century, Canmore made its living from coal. July 13, 1979, was the day the miners emerged from the mines for the very last time. Miners' Day commemorates the history of Canmores` coal mines with a parade, speeches and a special luncheon for the ex-miners and their families. In Canmore, when we invite you to `do more, play more, and live more`
Activities of Summer and Winter quite often become the activities of both Spring and Fall, with the dividing lines appearing in the form of some natural phenomena which occurs on a seasonal basis only. The fall colors of the larches full bodied and robust Reds, mixed with vibrantly shimmering Golds, are particularly attractive to photographers, while birders spend hours in October eyes skyward as the annual migration of the Eagles brings thousands of Raptors into the skies over Canmore and the Bow Valley.
Located amidst prime wildlife habitat, comprised of miles and miles of wildland, is home to a number of North America`s largest mammals. In and around Canmore it is possible that you will have the opportunity to see moose, elk, whitetailed and mule deer, big horn sheep, cougar, black and grizzly bear and beaver. A wide array of attractive activities such as Mountain Biking, Whitewater paddling/rafting, Heli sightseeing, Horseback riding, Caving, Climbing, Bird watching, guided interpretive hikes and wildlife watching.
A unique feature of Canmores` repertoire of available activities is that while all activities may be pursued on your own (with the exception of Caving the local caves), professional guided outfitting companies are readily availalbe. Vacation or a business trip, you`ll enjoy the variety of summer and winter fun to be had in a beautiful and vibrant town in Alberta`s Rocky Mountains.