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Parks and nature in Canmore

Top parks

Other Great Outdoors
“This is the venue used for XC skiing and biathlon in the 1988 Olympics. In the summer time, they have an amazing trail system for mountain biking and trail running. You can rent bikes on site at Trail Sports.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“Length: 7km (4.3 miles) Estimated Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours At the top of the mountain take in all the sights overlooking the town of Canmore.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Quarry Lake is a reclaimed mining quarry turned into a recreational park with a 100m deep lake, picnic area, trails, swimming area, and off-leash dog park. A popular summer spot for locals and visitors alike, Quarry Lake is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. The park boasts incredible views of Mount Rundle, Ha Ling Peak, and the Fairholme Range. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“The Policeman's Creek Boardwalk is a short hiking trail and wooden boardwalk that follows Policeman's Creek. The Boardwalk is accessable from Downtown Canmore off Main Street near Spring Creek Drive. At the end of the trail cross the bridge into the Spring Creek community and follow the road back to Downtown Canmore. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Elevation Place is Canmore’s indoor playground and the hub of the community. Elevation Place offers something for everyone including an aquatics centre, indoor climbing gym, fitness facility, community library, art gallery and community gathering spaces. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“Fish for trout and whitefish in the Bow River or enjoy the hiking trails that access 32 RV accessable campsites located right on the Bow River. Plan a short hike and picnic at the aquamarine Grassi Lakes. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely natural area with gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife. It's the front range of the western Rockies offering classic mountain views on the west side and rolling foot hills to the East.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Kids park! Great to stop by if you have kids who need to run out some energy.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Trails

Other Great Outdoors
“This is the venue used for XC skiing and biathlon in the 1988 Olympics. In the summer time, they have an amazing trail system for mountain biking and trail running. You can rent bikes on site at Trail Sports.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park offers a variety of recreational activities including cross country skiing, biking, hiking, disk golf and orienteering. Host site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games Nordic events, the Canmore Nordic Centre continues to host regional, national and international events year round. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Trail
“A beautiful hike that takes you up past waterfalls, and to a gorgeous serine lake at the top. You won’t be disappointed taking a few hours to hike this trail! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Trail
“A lovely introduction to hiking in Canmore that suits all abilities. Only a few minutes out of town, and a relatively short hike that rewards you with two beautiful blue lakes and an amazing view of the Bow Valley. And if you like rock climbing (either to watch or participate) there's tonnes on the go at Grassi Lakes. This is a popular trail so if you seek peace and quiet, it's probably a little busy for you. But it's a great walk nevertheless, and a great way to acclimatize yourself to our altitude without too much exertion.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“A lovely introduction to hiking in Canmore that suits all abilities. Only a few minutes out of town, and a relatively short hike that rewards you with two beautiful blue lakes and an amazing view of the Bow Valley. And if you like rock climbing (either to watch or participate) there's tonnes on the go at Grassi Lakes. This is a popular trail so if you seek peace and quiet, it's probably a little busy for you. But it's a great walk nevertheless, and a great way to acclimatize yourself to our altitude without too much exertion.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Don't miss this if you want to get your hike on. You can walk from the Chalet right along the Bow River into Canmore town and join up with this trail. ”
  • 1 local recommends