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3 Ways to Explore Canmore Safely During COVID-19 This Summer

A bridge pathway at Spring Creek Mountain Village, overlooking the Rocky Mountains.

It’s never a bad idea to plan ahead for your summer vacation and look into different ways to make sure it’s safe. Travelling safely during COVID-19 can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a much-needed break! To make it easier, we’ve provided a few ways that you can have fun and take precaution while vacationing in Canmore.

Choose a Place to Stay with Many Activities

One of the walking trails at Spring Creek Mountain Village on a sunny day.

It’s important to choose a vacation rental that offers outdoor activities to keep busy if restrictions tighten. Spring Creek Vacations is perfectly located within Canmore’s scenic mountains. When staying at Spring Creek, all visitors have access to a network of trails, paths and bridges. There is so much to explore within the community, which is great if you don’t want to go too far but still want an adventure. Picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, benches and more can be found throughout the many trails and boardwalks.

It’s essential to pick a vacation rental in Canmore that has knowledgeable staff who know the area and can assist with planning safe outdoor activities. At Spring Creek Vacations, the guest services team provides visitors with helpful information and maps of the area. The team can support you with planning outdoor adventures and excursions for you and your family.

Tours with COVID-19 Procedures

Three kayakers in a creek in Canmore, Alberta.

While planning tours and sightseeing adventures, be sure to look into COVID-19 protocols and response plans that touring companies offer. For example, although Canadian Rockies Experience is currently closed due to Alberta’s health restrictions for COVID-19, visitors can check their detailed COVID-19 response plan for updates on when tours may reopen again this summer. Their guide follows the Alberta Health Services (AHS) recommended guidelines.

Plan for Outdoor Activities 

A man and a woman walking down a paved path with red bikes at Spring Creek Mountain Village.

When staying at your vacation rental in Canmore, you can take advantage of the breathtaking scenes while enduring on an outdoor adventure. Being active outdoors can take the form of hiking, biking or rollerblading. Whether it’s an afternoon stroll, backpacking adventure or a cycling trip, Canmore has trails for all ages and skill levels.

The Legacy Trail is a picturesque 26-kilometre-long trail that connects Canmore to Banff. The trail was built to commemorate Parks Canada’s 125th anniversary. Experience the breathtaking views in a whole new way while being immersed by the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Start in Canmore and ride the trail all the way to Banff National Park while being completely in nature instead of on the highway! 

The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park has more than 100 kilometres of extraordinary mountain biking and hiking trails. It’s known for being one of the top cross country, biathlon and mountain bike destinations in the world! Try out your frisbee skills on the 18-hole disc golf course or take a leisurely stroll using the paved rollerski trails.

An unforgettable view can be seen after hiking the forested path at Chester Lake, which leads to an alpine meadow. Other favourites include the Bow River Loop and the Goat Creek trails. Check out more of Canmore’s hiking and biking trails that you may want to add onto your bucket list!

With all the exciting activities awaiting, your summer vacation in Canmore is bound to be adventurous. Even while taking COVID-19 precautions, you can still experience the beauty of Canmore with limitless possibilities for adventure!

Three children and three adults at the edge of a creek in Spring Creek Mountain Village, with one adult and two children in an Explorer 200 floatation device.
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