Canmore – A Vibrant Community
Canmore is a mountain town straddling the Bow River at the base of the Three Sisters in the eastern Canadian Rockies. Located adjacent to Banff National Park, this mountain community is home to approximately 15,000 full time residents and an additional 6,000 part-time residents. A vibrant community of athletes, artisans, entrepreneurs, professionals, families, and retirees, there are few places in the world like Canmore. A wide variety of real estate and homes for sale are available in Canmore. Properties range from luxury single family estate homes, to townhouses, condominiums, and apartments. Christopher and Laura are always available to chat about this great town, you can reach them here.
Canmore was founded in 1884 as the Canadian Pacific railway moved west. The town was an active coal-mining town until 1979. In 1988 the Canmore Nordic Centre hosted the Winter Olympic competitions for cross-country skiing and biathlon. The facility now hosts world cup winter races and countless mountain biking and trail running races in the summer.
The community has grown significantly since the closing of the coal mines with much real estate development starting to take off in the 1990s after the Olympics. Current developments include Spring Creek Mountain Village, Three Sisters Mountain Village, and Silvertip Resort. Other communities in town include family friendly Cougar Creek, Larch, The Homesteads, The Peaks of Grassi, and Lions Park. Tucked away with mountain seclusion are Rundleview, Harvie Heights, Lac Des Arcs, and Quarry Pines. With soaring mountain views are the communities of Silvertip, Eagle Terrace, and Three Sisters. Luxury homes along the Bow River include Cairns on the Bow, Prospect, Van Horne, Rundle Close, and parts of South Canmore. Central town living can include Railway Avenue, Kananaskis Way, South Canmore, Spring Creek, and Lions Park.
Within Canmore, there are three golf courses: Silvertip Resort, Canmore Golf Club and Stewart Creek Resort. Within a close drive, the Kananaskis Golf Course, Banff Springs Golf Course and Brewster Course all offer spectacular views from the links. Surrounded by alpine skiing resorts, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are the two largest resorts with Nakiska and Mount Norquay available as well.
Canmore is becoming more of a bedroom community to Calgary with the ability to be parked downtown in an hour. With good quality high speed internet, access to an international airport, and ample professionals services, Canmore is an excellent community for the individual who does not always have to be in the office.
We are often asked “Can I rent this property short term?”, here is a video looking at the three primary types of land uses we have in Canmore and what can or can’t be rented short term.