Activities & Attractions
THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING Canmore
A multi-faceted destination, Banff National Park and Canmore, Alberta offer a year-round wonderland of attractions and recreational opportunities: cross-country skiing, white water rafting, kayaking, helicopter tours and world-class golf, are just some of what make Canmore the perfect vacation destination.
Get an aerial view of the majestic splendor of Banff National Park, Canmore, or Kananaskis Country on a helicopter sightseeing tour. Go on a unique underground exploration of Canmore caves. Take an unforgettable sled dog tour with your own team of huskies leading the way. From skiing to dining and everything in between, Solara Resort & Spa in Canmore is the ideal starting point to see and do it all.
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Canmore River Adventures
Take an expertly guided tour on the stunning glacial waters of the Bow with views of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains not seen from town. These family friendly tours are the perfect adventure for nature lovers of any age or ability.
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Bellstar guests save 10% off River Tours - use code SOLARA10. Book online.
Wild Life Distillery
Unbelievably clean, sipping spirits. The founders of Wild Life have grown up exploring the Rocky Mountains of the Bow Valley. Through their craft vodka and gin production they open their hearts and lives to share insight into adventures past, present and those yet to come.
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Bellstar guests save 20% off distillery tours and tastings. Just mention you're a Bellstar guest. Confirm tour hours online or by phone: 403.678.2800.
Eureka Banff Escape Room Adventures
Eureka escape room adventures is a fully immersive interactive puzzle room where you will need to work with your team to complete an objective in under 1 hour to win.
Rooms are themed and designed completely different, with no room having the same objective. You will need to figure out the puzzles in order to complete your task.
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Bellstar guests save 10% off escape room bookings - use code BHRD10 when booking online.
Canadian Rockies White Water Rafting
Experience white water rafting at Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. River rafting is a highlight of any summer trip to Canmore, Lake Louise, and Banff, and the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre can plan the ideal whitewater adventure with a choice of half day, full, and multi-day river rafting trips for the whole family.
Stewart creek Golf & country club
Wherever golf ranks on your list of passions, high mountain courses are among the most spectacular and rewarding golf experiences in the world. The pinnacle of Canada’s mountain golf is Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, consistently rated among the best golf experiences in the country. Few golf courses in North America enjoy the spectacular combination of setting, extraordinary vistas and fantastic golf. Designed by Canadian Golf Architect Gary Browning in 2000, it continues to be a favorite among returning guests, and a discovered jewel for new visitors. With breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, Stewart Creek is a course that no one who has had the opportunity to experience will soon forget.
Canmore Cave Tours
Canmore Cave Tours offer an underground adventure! Numerous tours of Rat's Nest Cave near Canmore, Alberta are offered year-round with varying lengths and activities from 2 hours to 14 hours. The alpine cave lies under Grotto Mountain and features more than 4 km of passages, which are generally mild in temperature.
Hiking at Spray Lakes
Hiking at Spray Lakes offers spectacular mountain terrain and stunning natural vistas. The often steep hikes near Spray Lakes range from 2-3 hours to full day hiking expeditions. Trail heads are accessible from Highway 40 and the Smith Dorrien Trail/Spray Lakes Road/Route 742. For more hiking ideas and trail details, visit tourismcanmore.com
Enjoy a horseback riding adventure at the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. See the Canadian Rockies on horseback rides that wander through alpine forests and rugged Bow Valley benchlands, which offer unforgettable mountain views.
Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
Cross Country Skiing
Enjoy cross country skiing on hundreds of kilometers of trails suited to all skill levels. For beginner skiers, hit the Banff Trail in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and Sheep Valley Provincial Park's Sandy McNabb cross-country trails. Intermediate and Expert skiers will discover challenges at the Evan Thomas Provincial Recreation Area. For trail information, visit the Alberta Parks website.
Banff Mount Norquay Ski Resort
The Banff Mount Norquay Ski Resort has 28 runs, which are 85% covered by man-made snow. The ski area features a wide array of runs for almost all ski levels with 16% of runs rated expert, 28% rated difficult, 36% rated medium, and 20% of runs rated easy. Banff Mount Norquay offers a vertical drop of 503 meters/1,650 ft and night skiing from January to March.
Alpine Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
Alpine Helicopter sightseeing tours provide rare and dazzling views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Featuring a facility for the comfort of tourists, the tours depart from the Canmore Municipal Heli-port which is adjacent to Banff National Park and located near the Three Sisters Peaks. All tours have a 2 passenger minimum. Visit www.alpinehelicopter.com.