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Getting Married in Canmore? Here’s Your Guide for the Week Before

The prospect of getting married in Canmore is full of exciting possibilities: fresh mountain air, epic backdrops for photos, and a true sense of romance and adventure. If you’re considering getting married in Canmore, congratulations! May we suggest a few tips and ideas for the week before the big day? Anecdotally known as the most stressful part of wedding planning, we’d like to think that with a little extra planning, you could have a memorable and relaxing week lead-up to your I-do’s.

Where to Book A Rehearsal Dinner in Canmore

There are so many charming restaurants located right in Canmore where you can book a gorgeous rehearsal dinner. We’ve provided a few options to assist you in planning a memorable dinner for you and your wedding party. 

The Sterling Grill

For memorable fine dining in a unique setting, it doesn’t get more exciting and delicious than The Sterling Grill. Located in Spring Creek’s Malcolm Hotel, The Sterling offers epic mountain views, world-class menu options, and a live-action chef station so you can feel like you’re part of the action. Bonus points for walking-distance from your Spring Creek Vacations rental suite.


Located in Canmore’s bustling city centre, änkôr provides guests with exceptional customer service experiences. With a focus on showcasing a sustainable approach to contemporary Canadian cuisine, änkôr serves quality and passion. From a formal sit-down dinner to a casual cocktail, their private dining options deliver a modern and welcoming atmosphere for a spectacular rehearsal dinner.  

The Mineshaft Tavern

Looking for a more casual yet inviting atmosphere for your rehearsal meal? The Mineshaft Tavern has all of the trappings of your favourite cozy neighbourhood pub, including delicious lunch and dinner options such as fish and chips, burgers, and tacos. Located in the Spring Creek neighbourhood, it is conveniently situated for those staying in vacation rentals at Spring Creek Vacations.

Female server in black uniform stands with a plate of food in her right hand, smiling while at Mineshaft Tavern in Spring Creek Mountain Village
Friendly neighbourhood service at the Mineshaft Tavern in Spring Creek.


Just steps away from Main Street in Downtown Canmore, 4296 by Chef Blake Flann is an elevated dining experience with an emphasis on cocktails. In addition to their seasonal menu that is made with the freshest local ingredients, the restaurant is continuously creating new features to keep their delicious menu innovative. While 4296 is known for an extensive selection of unique cocktails, the food menu also includes exceptional dishes with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.  

Places to Stop For a Morning Coffee in Canmore

Whether it’s to wake you up the morning after a late night out or just something to start your day while taking a stroll along the mountain trails, coffee and a light breakfast are a must! Canmore is home to numerous unique coffee shops that’ll help you start your busy day planning, adventuring or shopping off on the right foot.

The Pulse Coffee Bar & General Store

The Pulse Coffee Bar & General Store is located in the Malcolm Hotel lobby in the Spring Creek neighbourhood, so it is steps away for those staying with us at Spring Creek Vacations. Browse one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans while you wait for your hand-crafted espresso drink or snack.

Male barista at The Pulse Coffee Shop and General Store in Spring Creek stands behind an espresso machine, smiling.
Start the day off right with a stop at The Pulse.

Beamer’s Coffee

With two picturesque locations in Canmore, Beamer’s Coffee is a consistent crowd-pleaser for a caffeine fix. Offering private labels of gourmet and custom roasted coffee beans, Beamer’s works directly with farmers to bring forward the best tasting and ethical coffee. Specialty drinks include mochas, lattés, iced coffee creations and nitro cold brew. Their food options range from tasty sandwiches and wraps to sweet and savoury treats.

Good Earth Coffee House

Located on Main Street, Canmore, Good Earth Coffee House is committed to social and environmental initiatives in their coffee-growing communities with their Direct and Ethical Trade practice. Their coffees range in designation like the Rain Forest Alliance Certification, organic and shade-grown. The drink menu displays various coffee and espresso options, hand-crafted cold drinks and exclusive teas. Good Earth Coffee House also has a fresh food menu with homemade baked goods, breakfast, paninis and flatbreads.

Communitea Café

Communitea Café is a great option for dedicated tea-drinkers or those who are looking for a larger breakfast. With fresh menu options like salad or sautéed bowls, sandwiches and wraps, and chilled or hot specialty drinks, Communitea Café has something for everyone. The coffee shop also has an incredible selection of tea that guests can purchase at their tea store.

Hair, Makeup and Nail Services in Canmore

If you’re looking for a place for hair, makeup and nails services, Canmore is home to many salons that can provide a full beauty program. Whether it’s in preparation for your big day or just to get pampered, there are various packages that are a perfect fit for you and your group!

Evergreen Spa

A spa designed specifically for older adults, Evergreen Spa at Origin at Spring Creek offers a full suite of beautifying treatments and services. Enjoy the convenience of walking distance to your vacation rental at Spring Creek Vacations.

A hairstylist at Evergreen Spa in Origin at Spring Creek styles a senior woman's hair, an excellent place for all things beauty in Canmore Alberta.
Evergreen Spa is a great option for hair, makeup, and nail services for a wedding in Canmore.

The Loft Beard & Beauty Lounge

Offering specialty wedding services, The Loft Beard & Beauty Lounge has everything you’ll need for both the bride and groom. From relaxing facials and nail treatments to hairstyling and colour, their team will provide exquisite care for your special occasion.

Lighthouse Hair

The local hair experts at Lighthouse Hair focus on a modern approach to colour, cutting and styling. Their team will ensure you’re feeling pampered and empowered to give you confidence on your big day.

Vermelho Hair

Winner of Best of the Bow 2018 and 2019, Vermelho Hair provides customers with a relaxing experience in their mountain and spa-inspired atmosphere. Their stylists are continually trained, making them a trusted resource for trending styles and hair health.

Stress-Relieving Group Activities

Getting ready for a wedding in Canmore can be overwhelming—with all the planning and preparations, a fun activity will help relax your mind and rejuvenate your soul. Try some of these stress-relieving activities to make the most out of your exciting time in this scenic mountain town.

Spring Creek Trail Network

Slow down with a relaxing stroll through Spring Creek’s extensive, walkable trail network that can take you directly to Canmore’s city centre. Take in scenic landscapes, including the two creeks that run through Spring Creek, and gorgeous mountain views.

A husband and wife push a stroller along a path that cuts through lush green forests, with a log cabin on the right and Canmore's mountains in the background, at Canmore, Alberta.
Spring Creek’s trail network is accessible for everyone.

WildHeart Shop & Studio

WildHeart Shop & Studio provides a welcoming atmosphere where you can wind down and unravel all your nerves. Their meditation, yoga, barre and Pilates classes are fit for all skill levels and abilities. They also offer The Wild Bride private class, which can be tailored to your wedding experience.

Golfing in Canmore

Golfing is the perfect activity where members of the bridal party and immediate family can take a step back from their busy week while enjoying an outdoor sport. Canmore is home to world-renowned golf courses with breath-taking views of the mountains; including Silver Golf Course, Kananaskis Country Golf Course and the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.   

Stay Comfortably in a Spacious Vacation Rental

Open-concept living and dining space in a Spring Creek Vacations rental

The week before getting married in Canmore, you’ll want to stay at a place that feels just like home. With all the hustle and bustle of preparation week, it’s best to book a rental that makes you feel comfort and peace. Nestled within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Spring Creek Vacations provides guests luxury suites with spacious and open-concept living areas. Their suites have fully equipped kitchens that are perfect for hosting a bachelorette party or mid-day brunch.

Contact Spring Creek Vacation’s helpful guest services team to book your luxury stay in the heart of Canmore.

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