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. Canmore deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 132
1 night at 3-star hotel
Canmore in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 132
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Canmore

Plane

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 Air Canada, Air France, Aeromexico and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Canmore departs from Vancouver and takes around 1h 16m.

Car

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 Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Thrifty, among others, in Calgary.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Canmore, including Rider Express, Red Arrow and Cold Shot. From Edmonton, the bus ride to Canmore takes 266 km and will cost you around C$ 96. From Kamloops, the ticket costs about C$ 229 for a journey of 845 km.

Plane

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 Air Canada, Air France, Aeromexico and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Canmore departs from Vancouver and takes around 1h 16m.

Car

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 Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Thrifty, among others, in Calgary.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Canmore, including Rider Express, Red Arrow and Cold Shot. From Edmonton, the bus ride to Canmore takes 266 km and will cost you around C$ 96. From Kamloops, the ticket costs about C$ 229 for a journey of 845 km.

Airports near Canmore

Airlines serving Canmore

Lufthansa
Good (4,589 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (921 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,428 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,599 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,277 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,552 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (479 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,926 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,124 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,485 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,692 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (225 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (832 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,161 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (911 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,481 reviews)
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Where to stay in Canmore

Average rates range from around C$ 217 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 453 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Sunset Mountain Inn and Spa and Canmore Rocky Mountain Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Canmore

Most booked hotels in Canmore

Blackstone Mountain Lodge By Clique
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
The Malcolm Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 370+
Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 398+
Sundance By Basecamp
0 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 109+
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 176+
Crosswaters Resort at Kananaskis
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 403+

Renting a car in Canmore

Renting a car in Canmore costs C$ 70 per day, on average, or C$ 140 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Canmore.

Expect to pay C$ 1.93 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$ 23.05 and C$ 30.73. The most frequently booked car type in Canmore is Compact (Hyundai Venue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Canmore costs C$ 70 per day, on average, or C$ 140 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Canmore.

Expect to pay C$ 1.93 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$ 23.05 and C$ 30.73. The most frequently booked car type in Canmore is Compact (Hyundai Venue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.