Econo Lodge Canmore
1602 2nd Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1M8
Phone: (403) 678-5488
Fax: (403) 678-2670
This hospital offers intensive and acute care, 24-hour emergency and lab services, surgical suites, special care unit, diagnostic imaging center and support from air ambulance services. The hospital also houses a staff of family physicians and specialists, including cardiologists.
Canmore Senior' 'Centre is a veritable treat for the local seniors who can enjoy unrestricted access to a wide range of services and activities. You can avail of the fitness facilities at this center and enjoy all the sporting options (golfing, bowling) on offer for a low membership fee. Special events like birthday teas and parties are frequently held in the centre, while the drop-in lounge is a great place to meet new people and chat. Canmore Seniors' Centre also rents out two halls for corporate and communal use: banquets, luncheons, meetings, conferences, seminars among other things. Check website for more details.
This fishing guide operator is the only year-round outfitter in the area and it offers fishing trips for anglers of all levels and ages. Charter a boat for an expedition on the trout-rich waters of Lake Minnewanka, or opt for a simpler, "float-and-wade" outing in the Bow River. In winter, try your luck at ice fishing. These outfitters supply heated huts on frozen lakes and will even cook your catch for you. The private excursions are perfect for groups and families. Rates vary greatly depending on the trip and the number of anglers. Trips typically include all equipment, tackle, guides and instruction.
Lawrence Grassi Middle School is a leading public school affiliated to the Canadian Rockies. Named after the Italian mountaineer responsible for maintaining trails across Canmore, it is equipped with excellent resources and a comprehensive educational curriculum. Graders four to eight are offered an English program as well as a French Immersion program. The school building was refurbished in 2008 and has a reputation for being energy efficient and cost effective.
Nestled in the Bow Valley lies the town of Canmore, one of the largest towns of Alberta, Canada. Like most towns in the region, Canmore can trace its origins of settlement to the forming of a coal mine, and it is the prosperity brought in by the coal mining industry that led to a spurt in the settlement's population growth, eventually leading to the incorporation of the town in 1965. Today, the town of Canmore is a popular getaway for city dwellers, mainly those in Banff and Calgary, offering scenic views of the 'Three Sisters', a trio of mountain peaks. See the website to know more.
Descend into a cave under Grotto Mountain for a unique subterranean adventure. Experienced guides lead half-day tours or full-day expeditions that bring visitors face to face with fossils, calcite formations and glacial deposits. The half-day tour is a relatively easy introduction to the amazing underground cavern system. The full-day Adventure Tour is more exciting; visitors squeeze through tight passageways and rappel into the subterranean abyss. Experienced guides ensure that everyone is safe, and all equipments are provided. For more information about tours, call or visit their website.
This airborne tour operator offers unique flights over the alpine peaks, mountain valleys and crystal clear lakes that have attracted visitors to this area for decades. The view from the clouds is breathtaking, and Alpine can combine flights with interpretive walks amongst the alpine flora and fauna, or take you on challenging mountain hikes.
The Luscar Recording Studio inside the multi-facility Banff Centre is a recording studio which is equipped with latest digital sound technology and is used for song recordings from time to time.
If you head down Banff Avenue between the Bow River Bridge and the Cascade Plaza, you'll be surprised with the amount of stores, restaurants and nightclubs packed into the small area. You can walk down either side of the street and find unique boutiques and countless souvenir shops. Find the perfect gift at Lush or if you have a sweet tooth don't miss The Fudgery. Time will fly by as you window shop the day away.
This rafting company, the first in Canada, specializes in leisurely one and two-hour tours along the Bow River. Take in some of the region's most beautiful natural landmarks, including Tunnel Mountain, Mount Rundle, Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. Rafts are oar-powered and are manned by experienced guides. Canoe rentals are also available.
A part of the Canadian Rockies Public Schools association, the Banff Community High School is home to a multitude of students belonging to a plethora of cultural communities and nationalities. With an aim to foster all round development in its pupils, the school encourages excellence in academics, as well as extra curricular activities. Students are exposed to a convivial and welcoming environment and are given opportunities to spread their wings and broaden their horizons. Since the school also encourages cultural participation and diversity, you will be greeted by an abundance of music events, sports events, cultural festivals, community events, presentations, ski courses among other things. Check website for more details.
White Mountain Adventures is an outdoor adventure company that offers a large variety of guided tours in the Canadian Rockies. The summer programs include half-day nature hikes, three-day wildlife watching expeditions and six-day backpacking adventures. In the winter try an easy canyon hike, a day on snowshoes or cross-country skis, or a night winter camping under the stars. White Mountain will create custom trips for corporate events as well as private groups. Experienced guides ensure clients bodies and minds are fully and safely engaged. Tour prices and dates vary. Contact the office for details.