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Six Things to Do When You’re Not Exploring Canmore’s Famous Natural Sites in Winter

Canmore’s winter getaways usually mean skiing, snowboarding, or sightseeing in the Rocky Mountains. But, even when you’re not exploring the great outdoors, there are still many fun and exciting things to do in Canmore. 

Read on to find out more about the best activities and places to see when not visiting Canmore’s natural sites this winter.

Explore Your Creative Side at Crock-a-Doodle

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Experience a day filled with colour and imagination at Crock-a-Doodle Canmore, where paintings and designs come to life. Located in the heart of downtown, the charming studio can brighten any winter getaway with its lively atmosphere. Visitors can choose the pottery they would like to paint with a variety of fun colours to use. The studio’s welcoming staff are always available to lend a helping hand if needed. Crock-a-Doodle provides a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family. Visitors of all ages and abilities will get to express their creativity through painting. Plus, you’ll be creating a personalized souvenir to bring home with you to remember your trip with.

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Visit Canmore’s World-Renowned Breweries

Canmore is known for having some of Alberta’s top local breweries. Some are even just minutes away from Spring Creek Vacations’ luxury vacation rentals. Whether it’s to try something new, or for a delicious lunch, take time to enjoy the unique offerings of Canmore breweries.  

Not only is Grizzly Paw a local Canmore brewing company, but it’s also a pub, too. In operation for 25 years, it’s a true Canmore favourite. The Grizzly Paw Pub & Brewing Company is a pub and micro-brewery serving up a full menu of delicious, fresh food and what they call a “dynamic beer selection”. Plus, they even handcraft their own sodas along with their beer. From fresh local ingredients in their food and drinks to a unique, modern industrial design that complements Canmore’s natural beauty, The Grizzly Paw is a must-see.

If you’re bringing your dog on your winter getaway, look no further than Sheepdog Brewing. On Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter, Sheepdog Brewing is pet-friendly, allowing visitors to bring their dog with them. But that’s not the brewery’s only perk—the facility also offers exclusive tours and personalized tasting experiences. 

Learn and Discover at the Canmore Museum

Explore the history, art and culture of Canmore and the Rocky Mountains at the Canmore Museum, where stories come to life. The museum, in the heart of Canmore’s historic downtown, gives compelling experiences that celebrate community, place and culture.  

The museum’s collection of artifacts, specimens, photographs, maps and records offers an in-depth learning experience. The museum invites visitors to feel a sense of belonging and understanding of what it means to live in Canmore. You’ll also get to learn about the inspiring individuals and events that have shaped the community. 

Indulge in Authentic Dining 

Restaurants in Canmore are known for using local ingredients to provide guests with a taste of authenticity. 

The Stirling Grill is a short walk from Spring Creek Vacation’s luxury vacation rentals. Their A La Carte menus provide guests with a modern twist to classic cuisine. It also features a live action chef station, private booths, and stunning views of the Canmore Mountains. 

The Stirling Grill breakfast is a perfect option for a cozy morning on a winter getaway. With windows that showcase Policeman’s Creek and scenic mountains, the contemporary dining room is an ideal way to start the day before fun adventures.

For an elevated dining experience right in the heart of downtown Canmore, 4296 checks all of the boxes. 4296 is a local restaurant whose menu emphasizes delectable, handcrafted cocktails and “pop culture cuisine inspired by the ever changing global food scene”. Indulge in innovative cocktails like their Bluzu, which features yuzu sake, vulcan tequila, curacao, yuzu juice, cardamom and cotton candy, or satisfy your palate with their seasonal menu with dishes like their Wagyu Steak & Frites. With new and seasonal items keeping the menu fresh and exciting, 4296 is the perfect spot for an elevated and unique meal.          

Relax With a Facial Treatment At Skin RNI

Skin RNI is a skincare treatment clinic that exclusively uses Environ professional skincare to help their clients achieve beautiful, nourished and youthful skin. Located on Spring Creek Drive, Skin RNI is only a short walk from your luxury rental at Spring Creek Vacations. With specialized facials like their Vitamin Infusion Facial Treatment or get their Chemical Peel Treatment to experience powerful results in revealing healthier skin. 

Take a day to unwind during your winter getaway with a nourishing facial treatment at Skin RNI.

Along with their effective and professional treatments, we also highly recommend taking an Advanced Skin Analysis session. An hour-long session, this personalized appointment is ideal for those looking to dive deeper into their skincare and who are wanting to know more about how they can best take care of their skin.

They also offer many of their specialized products online and in-store for you to take home or back to your Spring Creek Vacations rental to have your own spa day in your luxury rental. With the perfect recipes for rejuvenating your skin and feeling refreshed, Skin RNI is an excellent choice for some ‘me-time’ on your winter getaway.

Experience the Chiniki Cultural Centre

Discover a place where culture meets cuisine at the Chiniki Cultural Centre. Check out the centre’s fascinating exhibits, including a presentation of the Chiniki culture and history. Visitors can view cultural displays and artifacts that have been kindly shared by nation members. Guides and Elders at the centre are also able to provide information about the exhibits. The facility offers guests panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and is a short drive from Canmore. 

Stay Near the Action in Spring Creek Vacations’ Luxury Rentals

To make the most out of your trip, you’ll want to book a Canmore vacation rental that is close to all the action. With luxury accommodation and a prime location, Spring Creek Vacations offers visitors a way to enjoy all that Canmore has to offer. Visit our website to find out more about our Canmore vacation rentals to make the most of your winter getaway.

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