Econo Lodge Canmore
1602 2nd Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1M8
Phone: (403) 678-5488
Fax: (403) 678-2670
This rental company supplies all that you need for a day in the mountains. Gear Up specializes in downhill ski and snowboard packages for children and adults. The shop also offers cross-country and back country ski packages and rents ice skates, snowshoes, ski racks, toboggans and ice climbing equipment. Their service department will care for injured skis and snowboards and will sharpen dull ice skates. It also offers a range of rental options, including pick-up and delivery from your hotel.
This bookshop specializes in titles on the surrounding Rocky Mountains. There is a good selection of hiking and travel guides, souvenir photography books and regional and natural history titles. Other genres, such as self-help, cooking and the metaphysical are also represented - though not as well. And you can find the latest best-selling fiction and whatever Oprah Winfrey is telling the world to read. The shop stocks a variety of gifts, stationery and postcards.
You will be spoiled for choice in this popular independent bookseller. Second Story Used Books carries over forty thousand used books; shelves are jammed with titles ranging from Star Trek and cookbooks to classics and Canadian literature. While many used bookshops seem to exist only to pawn off Harlequin romances and National Geographic back issues, this store is well-stocked with quality choices. Visitors should make note of the travel section as travel books are frequently exchanged and you can find relatively recent editions for unbeatable prices.
This Italian specialty food shop along Canmore’s Main Street is the perfect place to enjoy fresh Italian espresso paired with freshly made grilled Panini sandwiches. One can enjoy the scenic outdoors with seating right on the patio on Main Street. Design your own sandwiches using the fresh Italian meats such as prosciutto layered with arugula and mozzarella cheese. They also feature specialty sandwiches. And don’t forget to bring home some of their fresh pasta, olive oil, cheese and other specialty Italian products.
What better way to get spiritual inspiration than a boutique that's set amongst the majesty of the Canadian Rockies? The Omega Christian Book Nook, located along Canmore's picturesque Main Street, can inspire anyone on the road to inner spirituality with their selection of bibles, self-help books and music CDs. Among the more popular books to be found at this cheerful, music-infused Christian book nook is The Love Dare, a study on unconditional love for one's partner. Another popular book sitting on their shelf is John MacArthur's Hard to Believe.
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.
Located in the bustling city suburbs, The Bay is part of the popular departmental store chain. This one-stop shop has everything you need, from clothing, furniture, accessories to cosmetics, to footwear and jewelry. Stroll through the fairly large store and check-out the latest collections as they have women's wear and men's wear and a special children's wear section too. Your home furnishings needs are fulfilled too as they have house ware, bed-ware, bath-ware, kitchenware, electronics and much more. The staff here is extremely helpful and will be glad to assists you with your needs. So enter the store and get ready for a shopping spree!
If you're looking for a memento to bring home to your loved ones that aptly captures your trip, try this family-run shop. Open since 1977, Kabin Fever offers a large selection of items that fit the bill. You will find a selection of postcards, t-shirts and toys, alongside some unusual clothing in both adult and children's sizes. There is also a selection of native and Inuit carvings and locally-made crafts and quilts, a great way to support local craftspeople.
Take some time out of your busy schedule for your kids and walk into this shop to browse through toys, books and kid's clothes on offer. Located on the busy Banff Avenue, here you will find a lot of options to choose from the products of Lego as well as clothes and accessories for kids.
Retail giants QuikSilver also have a store in Downtown Banff where you can shop for clothes, accessories and custom sports gear. Their diverse collection includes everything from kids' clothing to surf, snow and skate gear. It is a one-stop destination for adventure seekers heading for the Rockies and Banff National Park. They also have limited period collections and good sale discounts, so don't forget to check them out.
The North Face is a popular outdoor-gear shop and part of the innovative chain of sport-stores. The store is known for its wide variety of outdoor equipment and outdoor wear. They have gears for every outdoor activity, from mountain climbing, hiking and running-gear to trekking, travelling and biking. They have full-fledged gears and equipment, like backpacks & expedition gear, including sleeping bags, hydration equipment and multi-day backpacking. The store is perfect for this rocky and mountainous region, as there are various backpackers, mountain-climbers and hikers visiting on a regular basis.
Get ready to appease your sweet tooth with heavenly sinful candies from a shop that has stood the test of time. Opened in the mid-1960s, Welch's Chocolate Shop has been ingrained in the culture of Banff and is a must visit for anyone who loves candies and chocolates. Take a pick from the variety on offer which includes Gummies, Sponge Toffee, Licorice, Laffy Taffy and Caramel. Apart from this, the shop also offers maple syrups at prices lower that the other shops in the city. Call ahead to know more.