Hotel at a Glance: The Lodges at Canmore
For a ski trip in the Canadian Rockies, it’s hard to find more convenient accommodations than The Lodges at Canmore. Four ski hills are within a short drive of the resort, including Banff, just 20 minutes away. The spacious, modern suites welcome families and friends to spend days skiing the nearby slopes and evenings warming up in a hot tub or reading beside their in-room fireplace.
- Where you’ll stay: a one- or two-bedroom suite equipped with a private patio or balcony, gas fireplace, and complimentary WiFi
- Cook up a meal in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen. There’s even a grill out on balcony.
- The hotel concierge can provide restaurant recommendations or arrange snowmobiling or dogsledding tours.
- Enjoy local microbrews and pub fare at Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, a 10-minute walk away.
- Sample chocolates and pick up gifts for folks back home at Le Chocolatier, 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the lodge.
Canmore, Alberta: Charming Rocky Mountain Town with Year-Round Recreation
Canmore, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Calgary, nestles along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. A modest coal-mining village until 1979, the town attracted international attention when it was chosen as the site of the Nordic ski events for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Just a few miles outside of town, Banff National Park encompasses more than 4,100 square miles (6,600 square km) of dramatic mountains, glacier lakes, and limestone canyons.
Downtown Canmore centers on Main Street, a three-block shopping boulevard lined with brewpubs, art galleries, and boutiques. Monthly events including art festivals and mountain-bike races keep the town buzzing by day, and an eclectic live-music scene entertains crowds late into the night. Though Canmore has come a long way since its coal-mining days—more than 30 eateries in town now serve international cuisine—the town keeps its industrial heritage alive through mining museums, commemorative statues, and suspended animation.