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Canmore living

Mountain Lifestyle: Find Yours in Canmore

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).

The Canmore Mountain Market (photo credit: Tourism Canmore Kananaskis)

The Canmore Mountain Market (photo: Tourism Canmore Kananaskis)


Mountain Living for Seniors

Jan. 23, 2016
By Glenn Miles

Image credit: Origin at Spring Creek

Image credit: Origin at Spring Creek

A seniors’ residence is not my first thought when I visit the mountains, but after a tour of Canmore’s new Origin at Spring Creek, it definitely makes the list. It brought to mind active, independent parents who would benefit from the vibrant culture ever present in this place—and myself when I’m over 65. Senior visitors who are looking to live in a beautiful setting will be intrigued by how accessible Origin at Spring Creek is. (more…)