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How To Avoid These Common Remote Work Mistakes While Staying in Canmore

Staying in Canmore while working remotely sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

If you’re one of the 3.4 million Canadians who has been working remotely since the pandemic emerged last year, you’re not alone in that daydream. Tropical locales are offering extended travel visas for remote workers. The digital nomad lifestyle is becoming more and more popular. After months of staring at the same old walls in your house, you might be itching for a change of scenery.  Staying in Canmore while you working remotely might sound especially dreamy right now.

In fact, travelling while remote working may be a precursor to a change of address for you. What better way to get to know a community than to get to spend some time living there? 

Remote work opens up these possibilities, but it’s not as easy as slipping your laptop into your backpack and hitting the road. You will first want to check COVID information for Canmore to ensure that it is the right time to visit. 

Before you book your trip, read our tips for avoiding common remote work mistakes so you can make the most of staying in Canmore.  

living room and kitchen in #313 White Spruce Lodge
Do you prefer the couch or the kitchen table for your work from home space?

Cancellation Policy

Your vacation rental criteria should include your satisfaction with the cancellation policy. Do not book without understanding what your options are if travelling becomes prohibitive. Each booking engine (TripAdvisor, Hotels.com), will have different terms, so book through the website when possible. When you book directly through Spring Creek Vacations, you receive a gift certificate if postponing your stay is necessary due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. View the Spring Creek Vacations COVID-19 response to learn more.

Internet Speed

Between Zoom calls, file sharing, downloads, and software programs, there are a lot of reasons to require high Internet speed at the place you stay. As Washington Post contributor and ex-freelance journalist Natalie B. Compton says, “when you’re picking a place for your own long-term trip where you’ll need to work, consider the well-being of your future self.” Your future self will appreciate that you chose a place that offered high-speed Internet, like Spring Creek Vacations does.

In-suite Laundry

It might not be something you would really think about until you consider how inconvenient it would be to go away for more than a few days and not have in-suite laundry. Having your own washer and dryer while working remotely during COVID-19 is beneficial because it reduces contact with other people. It also makes it easier to pack light if you are planning more stops on your remote work travel adventure. Canmore has tons of outdoor (read: dirty) fun things to offer. How nice would it be to come home to a place where you can pop your clothes in the washer?

in-suite laundry in #102 White Spruce Lodge
When you’re living away from home, access to laundry is key.

Work Space

“As you assess an accommodation, make sure to check it has a desk or table (bonus points for a workspace near a window for natural light),” says Compton. Spring Creek Vacations rental listings all include a 360 degree tour and an extensive image gallery to help you find the accommodation that suits your preferences for “office space”. 

Other things to look for in a rental: 

  • Proximity to amenities – ideally, walking distance. 
  • Quiet location – so you can have restful sleeps and uninterrupted conference calls (we can’t guarantee the kids won’t chime in, though!) 
  • COVID-19 protocol for elevators and other shared spaces.

Vacation Rental Prices for Staying in Canmore

Whether you are staying in Canmore to see if it’s a place you’d like to live, or are enjoying an extended visit while you work remotely, spending more time at your vacation rental should come with perks. Guests at Spring Creek Vacations enjoy a Stay 4 Nights & Save promotion to get the best value for their booking. If you’re considering staying in Canmore for four nights or more, contact us to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

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