Guide: 8 romantic activities for your Canmore getaway
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Who needs Valentine’s Day when you can shower your loved ones with affection every day of the year?! We’ve partnered with Basecamp Resorts to provide you with 5 ways to make your next Canmore weekend getaway as romantic as possible.
Inspire your inner explorer with a stay at Basecamp Resorts
Nestled in the heart of Canmore, this resort has become our new home away from home. The Resort’s suites are the perfect place to cozy up with your partner in front of a fire, cook a meal for two in your in-suite kitchen, and unwind at the end of the day in their rooftop hot tub. The rooms are also stocked with products from Rocky Mountain Soap Co. to keep you smelling fresh all weekend long. Plus, the Resort features art from local Canadian artist Jason Carter. Whatever the occasion, Basecamp Resorts has a room for any need. In fact, it’s so relaxing you might not even want to leave during your stay.
Grab brunch and take in the views at Tank310
Located on the third floor of the Grizzly Paw Brewery, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Their specially curated menu has been designed to pair well with each locally brewed beer on the menu. Whether you’re a brunch traditionalist or looking for something a bit more adventurous, their menu is sure to satisfy anyone’s dining needs.
Immerse yourself in local art
Take a stroll through the Carter Ryan Gallery and peruse Jason Carter’s infamous aboriginal paintings and carvings. Walk through the gallery and view his amazing contemporary creations that were inspired by the surrounding land, mountains and people.
Wine and dine your night away at The Trough
Indulge in an innovative New Canadian menu while exploring an impressive wine list at this quaint, wood-accented bistro. Tucked only one block off of Main Street, this hidden gem is right on the “Walk of Champions Way”. It makes for the perfect date night any night of the week!
Relax and unwind at the Rapunzel Salon & Spa
This full-service salon and spa is sure to have you in a zen-like state all weekend long. This Canmore staple offers relaxing spa experiences in a tranquil environment and has customizable spa packages for all of your rejuvenation needs. From Pregnancy Pampers to Pure Indulgence, to Just for Him, there is something for everyone. If you’re looking to turn your romantic getaway up to 11, we suggest the Just for Two package.
Take a moonlit stroll with the Kananaskis Stargazing Snowshoe Tour
This is an activity you’ll need to take in before the snow melts. This snowshoe trail will take you on the most romantic sundown walk, plus it’s accommodating for people of all skill levels, You and your boo and other hikers will join a skilled guide on this moonlit (and starlit) walk through the Kananaskis forest. When you reach an open meadow, you will have reached your destination- completely free of light pollution. You’ll be able to try your hand at astrophotography, or if you want to leave that to the pro’s, you’re more than welcome to peek through the telescope and talk all things astronomy.
Take in the sights on a Canmore Sightseeing Tours with Alpine Helicopters
If you’re willing to dish out a pretty penny on some sightseeing, we definitely recommend a heli-tour. An unforgettable experience, these tours give you the most unique view of the Rockies. There are 4 tours to choose from, ranging from 12 to 45 minute long trips, too!
Grab a freshly made bite before hitting the road home
Located right next to Basecamp Resorts, the Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. has opened their newest location. Everything is made from scratch at this local bakery, from the gluten-free bagels to the deliciously flavoured cream cheeses. Whether you’ll be grabbing a sandwich to stay, or taking it on the road, you can’t go wrong with their expansive list of choices.
Anyway Calgary, that’s all we have for now. Go shower your loved one with affection, and spend some well-deserved time in the mountains!