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There’s nothing more beautiful than Canmore during the fall season. While Canmore is a gorgeous spot no matter the time of year and makes for a great summer or winter destination, there’s something special about Canmore in autumn. From dramatic fall skies above our peaks to the crisp mountain air, Canmore becomes a whole new experience. And if you’re planning to visit Canmore in the fall season, there’s no shortage of activities and things to do in Canmore during your trip.

Need some ideas of what to do in Canmore in the fall? Keep reading for Spring Creek Vacations’ list of top 9 things to do in Canmore during the fall season.

A woman in a blue jacket and her dog are hiking along a trail lined by Larch trees in the fall with mountains in the background.

1. Go Hiking In Canmore In The Fall Season

Fall usually makes for milder weather for hiking than the hot summers, without being too cold like a winter hike. The fall season in Canmore also means a chance to see the beautiful Larch trees turn gold, a unique sight to Canmore and the Kananaskis area. If you’re itching for a fall Larch trees hike, here are seven great Larch trees hikes around the area to try. And with hundreds of other types of hiking trails, parks and walkways all around Canmore, there are endless possibilities for the hiking junkies visiting Canmore in the fall. 

The Canmore Mountain Market which is an outdoor crafters, artisans and farmers market in Canmore.

2. Visit The Canmore Mountain Market 

Running from May until October* on Thursdays, the Canmore Mountain Market is a great fall activity. You’ll get to explore the outdoor market (rain or shine) and browse our local vendors for artisan and farmers’ products. Be sure to pick up an apple cider, pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate for the extra cozy vibes, or check out the market’s coffee van, The Rocky Bean Co., for your mountain dose of tasty coffee.

*Note that the Canmore Mountain Market 2022 runs from May 26th until October 6th this year, so don’t wait too long to check it out!

A woman's hands adjust her white plate which holds a gourmet meal, with a glass of white wine nearby.

3. Create Your Own Foodie Adventure By Visiting Canmore’s Restaurants

There’s something about food that seems to go hand-in-hand with the fall season. Plus, who doesn’t like enjoying a tasty meal from a local restaurant while on vacation? Create your own list of restaurants you want to visit in Canmore and take yourself on a culinary journey. Here are some of our local Canmore restaurant and cafe favourites

A man's hand holds a black rimmed magnifying glass while looking up at a fenced path between trees turning gold in the fall season.

4. Take A Walking Tour Of Canmore With Mystery Towns Clue-Solving Adventures

First time in Canmore, or just looking for a fun activity to try with your friends or family? A Mystery Towns Clue-Solving Adventures tour lets you explore Canmore while solving a mystery. Perfect for enjoying the crisp mountain breeze while visiting the town, it’s a fun activity for adults and kids alike.

The Canmore Engine Bridge, one of the best photo spots in Canmore, stretches over the vibrant blue waters of the Bow River with the Canadian Rockies in the background.

5. Do A Fall Photoshoot In One of Canmore’s Top Photo Spots

Looking to capture the memories of your trip with gorgeous photos? The fall time offers beautiful lighting and dramatic backdrops for photography. Plus, when you’re in Canmore, there is so much scenery worth taking the time to photograph. Take a look at our list of top Canmore photography spots to give you some ideas of where to take your fall photos. 

A fall feast with ham, pumpkin pie, roasted veggies, stuffing, gravy and other dishes arranged on a table.

6. Make A Fall Feast In Your Canmore Vacation Rental

Nothing says “fall” quite like a gourmet feast of pot roast, lasagna, pumpkin pies and other tasty comfort foods! And with the fully-equipped gourmet kitchens in all of our vacation rentals, you’ll have everything you need to make a true fall feast. Check out our post all about cozy meals to make in your vacation rental for some yummy ideas.

A bar worker pours a glass of beer from a tap at a bar.

7. Check Out Canmore’s Local Breweries & Pubs For A Delicious Pint

For a small town, we’re full of flavour when it comes to our food and drink scene, and especially so when it comes to our local breweries and pubs. If you’re looking to catch up with friends while visiting Canmore or you’re simply a fan of scrumptious beer, we highly recommend visiting our unique and local breweries and pubs.

A woman in active wear and in a harness climbs an indoor rock climbing wall.

8. Stay Active On Your Canmore Vacation And Visit Elevation Place

From rock and wall climbing to swimming and fitness classes, Canmore’s Elevation Place has everything you need to stay active on your vacation while still having fun. With activities for all ages, even your kids can enjoy their time at Canmore’s local recreation centre. Plus, they even have child minding services if you want to keep the kids entertained while the adults explore non-kid-friendly attractions in Canmore. 

A woman lays on her stomach with her head propped up and eyes closed while she gets a massage to relax on a spa day.

9. Relax With A Spa Day In Canmore

Are you really on vacation if you don’t get some time to relax? Luckily, there are plenty of options for spa and wellness services in Canmore to help you sit back and unwind on your vacation. Oh, and did we mention that all our buildings have a hot tub? You can sit in your vacation rental building’s hot tub and feel your muscles relax without having to leave your building.

Visiting Canmore In The Fall With Spring Creek Vacations

Canmore in the fall is a wonderful time to visit, full of adventure and amazing memories to make. If you’re planning your next trip to Canmore for the fall season, be sure to check out our blog post all about what our vacation rentals are like during the fall.

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