Can one area really have it all?
Canmore is one of the most beautiful places to live and work in Canada. Located in Alberta, the town of Canmore is an hour and a half from Calgary and minutes from Banff National Park, Bow Valley Provincial Parks, and Kananaskis Country. It offers great outdoor opportunities, scenic views, wonderful food, and exquisite shopping at the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful country. The climate in Canmore is relatively mild compared to most mountainous locations. It is the residence of choice for those working in the Bow Valley Corridor and Kananaskis Country and has been a favourite tourist destination for international and regional travellers for several decades.
Our area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The Bow Valley is a World class destination for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, cross-country skiing, and ice climbing. Kayakers and canoeist can enjoy guided trips with one of the many local outfitters, or independently navigate the surrounding rivers and lakes. Area lakes and rivers give the water lover all they could handle from fishing, boating, rafting and floating. Caving enthusiasts will enjoy the extensive Rat’s Nest Cave.
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is located just minutes from downtown Canmore, offering World-class cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking and trail running in the summer. Golf on the Roof of the World – when the game of golf is played on a course carved out of original Rocky Mountain terrain.
Family skating enjoyment and local hockey for youth and adults are available at Canmore Recreation Centre. For the downhill and snowboarder, you don’t have to travel far to reach one of four World Class ski hills: Nakiska, Norquay, Sunshine Village or Lake Louise Ski Resort.
The Aquatics Centre at Elevation Place offers something for any age, 25 metre pool with eight lanes, waterslide, lazy river and a hot tub. A perfect place to relax after a hard workout in the 10,000 square foot climbing gym, weight room or some of the core fitness classes.
Cultural opportunities are numerous. Learn about our history at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Centennial Museum Society of Canmore, or The Avens Gallery, to name a few. Education is exceptional, with well-staffed and well equipped public schools. For higher education, a local campus of Bow Valley College is located in Canmore, training the next generation of professionals.
For health services, Canmore General Hospital and its staff are committed to providing resources to our residents. Regardless of your personal religious preferences, you’ll find the right house of worship for you and your family, eager to welcome newcomers.
The Bow Valley is more than just friendly people living an incomparable lifestyle… This area is about HOMES. You will enjoy distinct neighborhoods and character mountain retreats: executive homes in elegant communities, homes in reasonably priced areas, homes in mature neighborhoods, and homes ideal for retirement or raising a family. This is a wonderful place to visit and an even more wonderful place to live.
Most of Canmore residents are employees of the nearby towns. Most buyers of Canmore real estate are those looking for a second or vacation home and also, more recently, people that are planning to retire here. Population forecasts for Canmore in 2017 are predicted to reach 30,000. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are eyeing residential and commercial real estate.
The first time that Canmore gained international exposure was in 1988 when it was selected as the venue for the Winter Olympics that same year. Visitors saw the gorgeous vacation sites, ideal retirement locations, and grandiose recreational homes. That prompted the first stage in the growth of Canmore real estate and that growth continues today with the future of the real estate market in Canmore set to complete build out for the town sometime in the next 10 to 15 years.
Canmore Real Estate
Canmore, Banff and the Bow Valley, in the Canadian Rockies, is a fabulous place to call home with its incredible views and full of outdoor activities.
The Real Estate market in this region can be very complex to understand, because of specific types of zoning for properties, potential environmental impacts, bordering flood plains, mine shafts and wildlife corridors.
In Canmore, Banff and the Bow Valley you can find vacation homes, tourist homes, residential homes and large condominium complexes. Make sure you have a REALTOR® that can educate and guide you through the many complexities of this beautiful region.