July 19, 2016
By Naomi Witherick
Waking up in the mountains with a choice of hiking trails or funky cafés out the front door is what attracts tourists and would-be residents to Canmore. But long-time locals will tell you the warm people and vibrant community make this place home.
Canmore epitomizes alpine village life. Main Street is dense with locally owned shops, quaint eateries, interesting galleries, and health and wellness facilities. Combine that with the great outdoors—superb hiking, biking, skiing, golfing and canoeing—and the picture of Canmore life is as bright as the weather (said to be 330 sunny days a year).