Historically a coal-mining town, Canmore is nestled in the Bow Valley close to Banff, Alberta.
The quiet town came into its own during the 1988 Calgary Olympics when it hosted the Nordic Events. Today it houses the headquarters of Cross Country Canada, and is home to many amateur and professional athletes of both summer and winter sports.
The natural alpine area offers skiing, mountain biking, hiking and climbing. There are three local golf courses, with access to another three within 50km. There is an abundance of wildlife such as elk, bighorn sheep, black bears and grizzly bears due to the large areas of mountain wilderness surrounding the Town.
Canmore is the quintessential mountain village with the promise of unforgettable adventures all year round.
The artistic coummunity is lively and strong, supporting many galleries and offering all types of entertainment on the stages of local festivals and events. The non-profit sector and volunteering are a big part of community life, and townspeople gather to meet and work together on a great variety of projects.
The mountain environment is protected and cherished. The Town strives for a balance in the development of industries and tourism initatives to keep Canmore pristine.
To be a resident of Canmore is the opportunity of a lifetime.
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