Canmore travel guide

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You're Going to Love Canmore

With a population of 12,288, Canmore is a must-see destination in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Canmore has to offer.

Where to Eat in Canmore

If you’re looking for affordable options, Iron Goat Pub & Grill (703 Benchlands Tr.) and crazyweed kitchen (1600 railway ave) are great picks.

When to visit Canmore

Canmore in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 148
1 night at 3-star hotel
Canmore in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 148
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Canmore


Although Canmore doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Calgary Airport (YYC), which is located 93 km from Canmore. Calgary Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Flair Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Canmore departs from Vancouver and takes around 1h 25m.


Another option to get to Canmore is to pick up a car rental from Calgary, which is about 90 km from Canmore. You’ll find branches of Turo and Avis, among others, in Calgary.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Canmore, including Ebus, Cold Shot and Red Arrow. From Red Deer, the bus ride to Canmore takes 145 km and will cost you around C$ 33. From Edmonton, the ticket costs about C$ 149 for a journey of 274 km.

Airports near Canmore

Airlines serving Canmore

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British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,202 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,066 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
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Where to stay in Canmore

Average rates range from around C$ 259 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 542 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Canmore Rocky Mountain Inn and Sunset Mountain Inn and Spa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Canmore

Most booked hotels in Canmore

Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 140+
Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 320+
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 137+
Crosswaters Resort At Kananaskis
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 226+
Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 112+
Grande Rockies Resort-Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 118+
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Renting a car in Canmore

Renting a car in Canmore costs C$ 96 per day, on average, or C$ 289 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 5% more expensive than at Calgary.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Canmore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Canmore is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Ford Fiesta or similar) are, on average, 39% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.