New years mean new healthy lifestyle goals – aka New Year’s resolutions. This year resolve to live in Canmore.


Canmore at a glance 

Canmore’s population is just over 13,000 persons and includes a diverse mix of ages and cultures. Boutique shopping and dining are available in town, meaning you don’t have to rely on cookie cutter items from Amazon when you can get unique goods instead. People fly from all over the world to shop in Canmore – you can get those one-of-a-kind items just by walking out your door and going downtown! Not to mention Canmore is nature’s undisputed playground. Much of the area is protected so you’ll always have pristine mountain views and ready access to hiking, fishing, nature walks, birdwatching, biking and summer or winter…

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but don’t the most wonderful of holidays only really seem to take place when you have the right venue? Many people head south for the winter, but wouldn’t you much rather enjoy all the festivities somewhere that actually looks the part? Wouldn’t it be nice to feature those fluffy snowflakes, matching hats and mitts, warm and cozy fireside curl-ins, frozen noses, and hot cups of steaming cocoa (with the little marshmallows, of course) in your 2021 holiday album? You can have all that and more if you spend your Christmas in Canmore this winter—but let’s take a quick look at a few of the other adventures you’ll be able to have as well.

Snow Tubing at Mount Norquay

Mt Norquay is home to some of the world’s…

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The weather is warm, COVID restrictions are eased, and it’s time to get out and have some fun after months of being indoors. Fortunately, Canmore is a playground for all ages making it the ideal destination for family activities. To get you started, here are just a few of the many attractions and destinations that are family friendly in Canmore.


The Policeman Creek Boardwalk 

This 3.9 kilometre hike features a boardwalk that runs beside serene ponds and wooded areas. This is on our list because the boardwalk system makes hiking here accessible for your little ones. If you fancy a longer hike, the boardwalk connects to Canmore’s trail system. Make sure you bring a camera! It’s not uncommon to see wildlife peeking shyly from behind the trees. With…

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Have you been thinking about listing your home in Canmore or the Bow Valley? It’s officially a seller’s market and that means now is the perfect time to list. Due to the pandemic, many people either stepped up their retirement plans or transitioned to working from home. Without the need to remain in a city centre for work, desirable locations like Canmore were suddenly in hot demand. Living in Canmore full time was no longer a dream – it quickly became reality! As a result, the market is moving fast. 


The early signs of a seller’s market ramped up through 2020 and since the start of 2021, dramatic changes continue to occur. Listings are at record lows and demand is at record highs. Realtors are seeing homes sell for between $30K to $100K over asking…

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The trend of people moving out of cities and settling in areas more conducive with work/life balance and natural living has drastically increased due to COVID-19. The ability (and necessity) to work remotely has allowed homeowners the flexibility to center their property search on lifestyle rather than on proximity to work. And nowhere is a natural, balanced, optimal lifestyle more prevalent than Canmore, Alberta.


The market in Canmore

The median closing house price in Canmore hit $1.27 million in September 2020, a jump of 16 per cent over September 2019. Condo closings are doing just as well, with a median price of $583,000 and holding steady at a 16 per cent increase year after year.


The current Canmore market is ripe for those looking to…

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One of the hardest aspects of the pandemic is not being able to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. If anyone told us just a handful of months ago that breathing on someone we loved could put them in peril, we would have collectively laughed! However, now that COVID-19 has swept the globe, and the dreaded second wave is trying to cancel Christmas, it’s time to adapt and overcome. One of the best attributes of Canmore is that it has plenty of open, natural, safe places to enjoy with your immediate family. So, even though this holiday season is keeping us apart from loved ones, Christmas in Canmore can still be an adventure – a smaller than planned one with your household – but an adventure nonetheless. Ready to save the Christmas spirit and try…

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Imagine an ideal vacation. It’s a place where you can go skiing in the winter on slopes that attract people from all over the world. It’s also a summer destination brimming with lakes, wildlife and hiking trails. Even those that don’t enjoy the slopes or trails love this place for its serene pace of life, outstanding dining, and boutique shops. Accommodations are more than affordable thanks to the many vacation homes available, along with Airbnbs, chalets, cabins, and mountain lodges. To visit such a place surely you would have to hop on a plane and fly across the country, right? Not at all! This place is Canmore, and these days more and more Albertans are discovering why tourists have been coming here for years.

Even before the pandemic had us looking…

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There are a lot of things that are very negative about the COVID-19 pandemic, including the suffering and loss of life felt around the globe. However, in times like this, it helps to find the positives and to learn the lessons that make our lives, and future generations, stronger and healthier. As a real estate professional with more than 20 years in the business, I’m seeing a strong paradigm shift in buyers and sellers’ mindsets – a shift that is creating a lot of positive traction in Canmore real estate.

 

 

What’s Changed in Canmore Real Estate?

As large, bustling urban centres struggle to contain the spread of the virus, many people are realizing the draw of towns that are surrounded by nature, and smaller centers where distancing is…

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