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The Weather in Canmore
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. December is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 8°. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is January.
Plan an Amazing Vacation and Stay at a Gorgeous Rental Home in Canmore
On the border of Kananaskis Country, Canmore has some of the most magnificent scenery you'll ever see. Staying at a vacation rental in this former coal mining town is the best option if you're looking for a quiet mountain retreat with a rustic charm.
Sample local and international cuisine
If you’re staying in Canmore, there are plenty of places where you can grab a bite and enjoy a drink. The many restaurants in town offer a diverse range of cuisines, so it’s impossible not to get something you like. These include bistros that serve both international and local dishes, as well as an ethically-run, all-organic café where you can eat fresh rice bowls, salads, and wraps.
Canadian cuisine is eclectic, representing a blend of cultures. Alberta is well-known as the beef capital of the nation. Expect to find an outstanding quality of steaks on restaurant menus. For the adventurous, try ‘prairie oysters’, bull’s testicles that are served in different ways. Game meat such as bison, elk, and moose are also available. Canadian favorites such as poutine (french fries with cheese and brown gravy), and beaver tails (fried dough pastries topped with whipped cream, nutella, or oreos) are also widely enjoyed.
Fun things to do with kids
Kids won't be disappointed with a mountain vacation, as there plenty of things to do outdoors and indoors. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can arrange for instruction courses in both rock and ice climbing if your kids are old enough. Join wilderness tours to see the amazing wildlife, or go on trips on custom-built sleighs pulled by Siberian and Alaskan huskies.
For a tamer activity, visit the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre where you can stimulate your children’s interests with exhibits in coal mining, and point out the 160 million year-old petrified cypress stump. You can also spend time at the North West Mounted Police Barracks, the oldest surviving barracks in western Canada that was built in 1893. Here you can check out the various displays of memorabilia and artifacts.
Experience Canmore's night life
There are a number of pubs and bars in Canmore where you can relax or bond with friends. If you intend to meet up for drinks before heading out to a restaurant, enjoy a round or two of beers on tap, wines, and cocktails. Canmore also has several microbreweries producing their own award-winning beers. Some hotels also offer bars and restaurants you can visit. If you'd like to do some dancing, there are a couple of places in town that offer live music, shows, and big dance floors.
Just a short drive away from Canmore, Banff is where you can find several pubs, bistros, and nightclubs. The scene in Banff tends to be busier as there are usually more visitors to the town. If you plan to dine out before hitting the clubs and dance floors in the area, there are a wide range of restaurants to cater to your tastes here as well.
Places to go in Canmore
Canmore is a fantastic mountain vacation destination and offers excellent facilities for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Cycle, walk, or skate on the Legacy Trail, a 26.8km paved route that connects Canmore to the resort town of Banff. Not to be missed is the Athabasca Glacier, which is part of the Columbia Icefield. Sign up for a guided tour so that you can safely walk on the ice. In summer, watch the cascade of water at the Weeping Wall cliffs that sit off the east side of the highway. The same water freezes up to form a spectacular sheet of ice in winter, making it popular among ice climbers.
Head to Mt Edith Cavell, a beautiful snowy peak that stands guard over the town of Jasper. It is famous for its flowery meadows and the Angel Glacier which is shaped like an angel with outswept wings. The Columbia Icefield is nearly as large as the city of Vancouver and in some places across the plateau, the ice is up to 350m thick. This area is the only accessible place in the icefield for climbers. Peyto Lake is also a must-see for its stunning views. The best time to visit the lake is in the early morning.
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