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Canmore is a picturesque mountain town that attracts visitors from all over the world. With no shortage of restaurants and activities, there surely will not be a dull moment during your mountain getaway with Spring Creek Vacations. We’ve compiled a list of adventure filled winter activities in Canmore to consider during your stay.

Ice Skating

There are plenty of options for ice skating in Canmore, including our very own skating pond located in the Beat, outside of the Tamarack Lodge. Tie up those laces and glide freely or maybe even start a pick-up game of pond hockey. Click here for a more extensive list of outdoor spots for skating in Canmore.

The Nordic Centre

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park was built to host the cross-country ski events during the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. With over 65 kilometres of snow trails at the base of Mount Rundle, the Nordic Centre attracts visitors from all over the world. Although cross-country skiing is what the centre is most known for, there are plenty of other winter activities to partake in such as tobogganing, skating, fat biking, or winter disc golf.

Winter Activities in Canmore - Cross-country skiing at the Nordic Centre
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Dog Sled Tours

If you’re up for the ultimate exhilarating experience, consider a dog sledding tour! There are a few options in the Canmore area including Howling Dog Tours, Snowy Owl Tours, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen. There are different time options depending on which tour you decide to take ranging from 1.5 hours to full day excursions. Dog sledding is a thrilling way to take in the beautiful mountain scenery in Canmore Kananaskis.

Winter Activities in Canmore - Dogsledding Tours
Photo credit: Meredith McNulty

Ice Climbing

While out on a hike in the Rocky Mountain areas, you may have come across thrill seekers climbing the peaks of ice formations. Have you ever considered trying it out for yourself? There are several organizations in the Canmore/Kananaskis area that offer beginner ice climbing courses for those who are excited to get started with their ice climbing adventure

Winter Activities in Canmore - Ice Climbing
Photo by Gaurav Pikale on Unsplash

Walking Local Trails

There are several beautiful, scenic trails in the town of Canmore to stroll during your stay. A few notable walks to check out include Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk, the Bow River Loop and the Three Sisters Viewpoint. Spring Creek has numerous walking paths around the perimeter of the community to explore and will lead you straight to downtown Canmore.

Winter Activities in Canmore - scenic walking trails.
Photo by Meredith McNulty

Explore the Shops and Galleries

The town of Canmore is rich with arts and cultures and is home to several locally owned shops and galleries. Grab a delicious drink and treat from one of the many cafés and take a stroll through downtown to take in the beautiful artwork from local artists, or find a unique artisan item to bring home as a keepsake from your trip.

Winter Activities in Canmore - exploring downtown shops and galleries.
Photo by Meredith McNulty

Tour a Brewery

Experience the taste of locally crafted beer and cocktails from one of the quality breweries and distilleries in Canmore. Whether you’re in the mood for a craft beer, a lively spirited cocktail or a fresh craft soda, there is something for everyone’s taste buds. Canmore Brewery Tours also offers a variety of tour options all year round.

Winter Activities in Canmore - touring a local craft beer brewery.
Photo by Haley Truong on Unsplash

Whether you choose a thrill-seeking activity, or a more leisurely scenery tour, your visit to Canmore will be incredible. We can’t wait for you to explore all our beautiful mountain town has to offer. Please tag us in your photos on Instagram.

We hope that you have the best time exploring Canmore and the surrounding areas during your stay with us. If you’re ready to book your next mountain adventure, take a peak at our available listings of spacious and high-end vacation rentals in one of our three luxury buildings, the Tamarack Lodge, White Spruce Lodge or Rundle Cliffs Lodge.

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