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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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
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.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent food and service. One of the more high end restaurants in Canmore. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pool
“Rainy day? Don't worry, there is plenty of things to do here for the whole family. You can find a pool, hot tubs, a climbing gym, the library and a coffee shop on site. They also offer a variety of fitness classes.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Creative, delicious, healthy food choices in a casual setting. Love their bowls.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
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“A great spot to grab a beer and a bite! The kids will love the flight of Soda’s! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Good wholesome food, using lots of local & organic produce and free range organic meats handcrafted flatbread pizzas and pastas with artisan ovens. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A family friendly neighborhood Tavern serving fresh proper food and drinks, open 7 days a week, lunch-dinner with late nights Thursday through Sunday. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great food, great drinks, great views, very local. Make a reservation for dining at the brewery restaurant (Tank 310). Grizzly Paw pub is a short walk downtown on Main Street. Can usually get a spot without a reservation but call ahead if it’s a busy day/evening.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Another local hang out known for their amazing breakfasts! It can get quite busy, especially on weekends, so give yourself some time, but worth every bite. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“An absolute gem of a casual café at the west end of Main Street, Mercato prides itself on the freshest of fresh ingredients, bundled into some of the most delicious sandwiches and salads you can imagine. Buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, fig, arugula, and many, many more are combined to create brilliant traditional Italian fare from the self-serve counter. Also a market -- hence the name -- Mercato is the place in town to find artisanal olive oil and balsamic vinegar, among a plethora of other delectable Italian goods.”
  • 22 locals recommend
General Travel
“Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies, defy conventional tours and behold incomparable beauty. Discover natural alpine landscapes and high mountain vistas on an alpine heli-hike, or just sit back and enjoy the soaring mountain ranges from an eagle’s eye view. You will be astounded by incredible views of alpine lakes, glaciers and waterfalls. Watch for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears. Flights range in duration from 12 minutes to 30 minutes, or join us for one of our guided heli-hiking adventures. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Very quaint and cozy little restaurant with great food! A bit on the pricier side, but their wine selection makes up for it. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Love to the 'Coffee Culture' and it is this love that is the inspiration behind the Bagel Company. Coffee Culture is a commitment to serving amazing coffee and food in a comfortable environment by friendly people who share that passion. In our coffee culture everyone is welcome, whether your 9 months or 90 years and from all walks of life. You can go and relax, watch films or the major sporting events on the flat screen, absorb the art that rotates around the walls or sit on their couches gathering with friends and you'll probably find your head bopping and foot tapping while you take in the tunes playing.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hosts Sylvie François and Sons invite you to join them to experience great casual dining with French flair. Tempt your taste buds with the cream of wild mushrooms, shrimp bisque, homemade Merguez sausages, coquille St-Jacques, Salade du Berger, platter to share, Alberta AAA Beef, Orange braised duck, Seafood ragout, pastas & Daily fixed price menu creation. Homemade desserts, cappuccino & wine bar. Private dining available. 180° mountain views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We cater to groups. A “Slow food” member. Excellent food critics. Open since 1990.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is dedicated to telling the stories of our mountains and our communities for present and future generations. Permanent displays about Canmore’s mining heritage, as well as the geology of the Rocky Mountains. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Excellent food and service. One of the more high end restaurants in Canmore. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Creative, delicious, healthy food choices in a casual setting. Love their bowls.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
“A great spot to grab a beer and a bite! The kids will love the flight of Soda’s! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Good wholesome food, using lots of local & organic produce and free range organic meats handcrafted flatbread pizzas and pastas with artisan ovens. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A family friendly neighborhood Tavern serving fresh proper food and drinks, open 7 days a week, lunch-dinner with late nights Thursday through Sunday. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Very quaint and cozy little restaurant with great food! A bit on the pricier side, but their wine selection makes up for it. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Love to the 'Coffee Culture' and it is this love that is the inspiration behind the Bagel Company. Coffee Culture is a commitment to serving amazing coffee and food in a comfortable environment by friendly people who share that passion. In our coffee culture everyone is welcome, whether your 9 months or 90 years and from all walks of life. You can go and relax, watch films or the major sporting events on the flat screen, absorb the art that rotates around the walls or sit on their couches gathering with friends and you'll probably find your head bopping and foot tapping while you take in the tunes playing.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hosts Sylvie François and Sons invite you to join them to experience great casual dining with French flair. Tempt your taste buds with the cream of wild mushrooms, shrimp bisque, homemade Merguez sausages, coquille St-Jacques, Salade du Berger, platter to share, Alberta AAA Beef, Orange braised duck, Seafood ragout, pastas & Daily fixed price menu creation. Homemade desserts, cappuccino & wine bar. Private dining available. 180° mountain views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We cater to groups. A “Slow food” member. Excellent food critics. Open since 1990.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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