Canmore: Why Stay Here When Visiting Banff
When it comes time to planning any vacation, finding a place to lay your head at night is one of the biggest decisions (and investments) someone can make. I googled, used Pinterest, and exhausted every other resource trying to find a place to stay for the days we were in Banff during our trip to Alberta. Banff, like all tourist destinations during their peak season, had few available rooms and listed at higher prices than my vacation budget would allow. On the verge of giving up, I stumbled upon the wonderful town of Canmore.
Canmore is just a 10 minute drive south of the Banff National Park entrance and less than half an hour to Downton Banff.
The town offers an array of places to stay: hotels, lodges, and condos provide something for everyone.
We were able to find a condo for rent through Airbnb, located a short distance from both the highway and downtown.
When breaking down the costs of renting the condo compared to getting a hotel room in Banff, we were able to save not only on the room itself, but also on meals.
Even though I love experiencing new foods as I travel, everyone reaches a point on vacation when a home cooked meal sounds perfect. And since our condo was equipped with a full kitchen and grill on the private balcony, we took advantage and made multiple meals over our stay.
And if you are concerned that Canmore won’t deliver on the stunning views and beautiful nature that you would find in Banff, don’t be.
One of my favorite parts of Canmore, was the Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk that connected our condo with the downtown area.
The boardwalk is a pathway that winds its way along Spring Creek over marshes and bridges.
You can easily find fish and ducks swimming in the water around the walkway planks.
Canmore- the perfect “little sister” to Banff. The best place to eat, sleep, and be merry on your trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.