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Guide: The perfect Canmore winter getaway

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Canmore’s only an hour away, so it’s time to buckle up and head on down for a little winter getaway. We teamed up with Basecamp Resorts to give you a complete guide on the best things to see in do in town, so keep reading for all the must-know info!

Drink up at Canmore Brewing

Once you roll into town, toss those keys aside and get down to business at the local brewery. Canmore Brewing’s got flights of different craft beers, each with their own subtle flavours… so hit them up to taste what happens when you combine local ingredients, unique twists, and some unreal company!

  • Where: 1460 Railway Ave, Canmore
  • When: Wednesday – Thursday: 2 PM – 7 PM; Friday – Saturday: 1 PM – 8 PM; Sunday: 1 PM – 6 PM
  • Cost: Costs Vary By Tour

Canmore Brewing Co. sleeves of beerUnwind at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

We know, we know, this isn’t technically in Canmore but it might as well be. Pack your bags, throw your phone on do not disturb, and make sure you’ve turned the oven off because you’re going off the grid at the spa.

  • Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
  • When: Sunday – Monday, 9 AM – 9 PM
  • Cost: $70 Day Rate

Kananaskis Nordic Spa pools mountainsLet the dogs out with Snowy Owl Tours

Ever since Eight Belowwe’ve been wanting a sled dog family of our own. That movie made us cry in all the best ways (only serial killers could stay dry-eyed during it), so you know we can’t pass up an opportunity to meet some husky heroes. And if you’re gonna be in Canmore anyway, you shouldn’t either!

  • Where: 829 10 St, Canmore
  • When: Sunday – Monday, 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Cost: Costs Vary By Tour

dog sledding canmore

Walk the Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours

Ancient native pictographs? Check. Stunted pine forest? Check. Hot chocolate and famous maple cookies? Check check check! Book a tour with Discover Banff to acquaint yourself with the history of your backyard!

  • Where: Pickup/Dropoff At Your Hotel
  • When: Times Vary By Tour
  • Cost: Costs Vary By Tour

mountain hike banffChow down at The Blake 

After all that exploring, you’ve gotta be approaching a serious state of hangry. But not to worry! With 4 kinds of Dumplings, Indian Lamb Shank, Brioche Grilled Ham & Cheese, and other eats on their menu, The Blake has got you covered. And PSA: you can even go back in the morning for an unreal brunch.

  • Where: 810 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
  • When: Monday – Friday: 11:30AM – 12AM; Saturday – Sunday: 10AM – 12AM
  • Cost: Costs Vary By Tour

grating cheese canmore foodCozy it up at Basecamp Resorts

Once you’re ready to pack it in for the day, head to your home away from home at Basecamp Resorts! It’s close to downtown, has an incredible panoramic view of the mountains, and complimentary iPads and speakers in every room. And the best part of all? You can spend the whole night under the stars in their amazing rooftop hot tub!

  • Where: 1102 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
  • When: Availability Varies By Date
  • Cost: Costs Vary By Room

rooftop hot tub mountain viewsThere you have it– the ultimate winter getaway, thanks to us and Basecamp Resorts. You’re welcome. Now go forth and enjoy the best of the best in Canmore!

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