Econo Lodge Canmore
1602 2nd Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1M8
Phone: (403) 678-5488
Fax: (403) 678-2670
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.
This horseback outfitter offers trail rides and wilderness cookout trips in the Rocky Mountains near Banff. Daily trail rides are between one and three hours long, and take visitors along mountain rivers and alpine valleys. The cookout trips are even more special. Venture into the wilderness on horseback or aboard historic covered wagons and enjoy the scenery while your cowboy-style meal, complete with barbecue steaks, baked beans, potatoes and salad, is being prepared.
The mountain rivers around Canmore are world famous for their superb fly-fishing. This catch-and-release guide company is dedicated to the art of fly-fishing and offers a variety of trips for experienced and novice fly fishermen. The programs range from four-hour classic walk-and-wade outings and relaxing 12-hour float trips, to private and personalized two-day camping expeditions. A number of casting schools are offered for beginners as well. Equipment and meals are provided for all trips.
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.
Millenium Park is a popular outdoor sporting venue of the city. Different sports including football, rugby, soccer are played here. Apart from that, it can also be hired for private and community events. For more details, check website or call ahead.
"Mush, huskies, mush!" This family-run operation out of Canmore offers visitors a unique outdoor adventure. The company runs tours in the majestic Rocky mountains, which combine spectacular alpine scenery with the rapid-fire fun of a dogsled ride. Whether you prefer to sit back as a passenger or attempt to lead your own husky team, the experience is truly unforgettable. Howling Dog offers a variety of tours, ranging from two-hour trips to half-day adventures, and can create custom trips for groups and corporations.
Ride this safe, glass-enclosed gondola system to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unparalleled views of Banff and the Rocky Mountains. The eight-minute journey is a year-round attraction, and during the summer you can hike around the summit area. Marvel at the breathtaking and photo-worthy vistas from the observation deck, have a snack and visit the gift shop. Check the website as the hours of operation are subject to change without notice.
Situated a half-hour away from The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, the course offers the option of a quick putt nine-hole course (Tunnel 9) or a full-circle 18-hole (Stanley Thompson 18). The practice academy makes sure that the skill level doesn't matter as long as the strict rules of the grass are adhered to. Designed overlooking the Rocky Mountains, the course will test skill levels to the utmost, whilst providing breathtaking views of the surrounding panorama. Save all your energy for your swing by making use of the carts.
Located approximately 5500 feet (1676 meters) above the sea level, the Tunnel Mountain Summit offers a mesmerizing view of the Banff National Park and the Bow River valley area. The summit is popular among hikers and thrill-seekers as the gentle grade trail makes for an excellent hike to the mountain. The trail of the summit starts from the Banff Avenue and close to the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Tunnel Mountain trail runs through the oldest national park of Canada. It begins from the north-side of St. Julien Road or you could take the short route from Tunnel Mountain Drive. Take a hike or long walk down the trail to experience nature and its serenity. You can get more information about the area from the Banff Information Center.
Providing separate open-air facilities for sports like basketball, rugby, soccer, tennis and baseball, the Banff Recreation Grounds serve as the center for a lot of sporting activities throughout the year. Apart from the sports, the grounds also offers multiple space for picnics and other recreational activities. Call ahead to know more.
Wander around these interpretive trails exploring a cave tunnel, mineral springs and hands-on displays of the area's history and wildlife. Specially designated as the birthplace of Canada's extensive parks system, this area was opened to visitors in 1885. The trails and pools showcase warm water fish, unique plants, interesting birds and other indigenous nature. The site is located one mile west of downtown Banff.