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 that in mind, if you are hiking with your dog, please keep it on a leash.

Nordic Centre Provincial Park

During the summer, Canmore’s Nordic Centre Provincial Park is a great place to hike, bike, and play disc golf. You can also try orienteering, which is the skill of navigating using a map, compass, and checkpoints. The Centre has five orienteering challenges of various complexity. They can be completed on foot or on a mountain bike. To get started, visit Trail Sports on site and, for a small fee, pick up your map and compass. From there you can race your other family members or simply race the clock as a group as you find your way around the courses.

Art Galleries

Canmore is home to many art galleries that feature the best of artists locally and beyond. Fallen Leaf, Avens, and Carter-Ryan are just three where you can contemplate paintings, installations, and Indigenous art. Make a day of it and pause for refreshments in one of Canmore’s unique cafes.


Anyone visiting from a large city should plan on staying after dark to see the stars. Canmore doesn’t have a lot of light pollution so, with the naked eye, you can see a beautiful array of stars. If you have a telescope or binoculars, be sure to bring them along. Sites like The Sky Live will help you interpret what stars, planets, and constellations you are seeing.

Why limit the fun?

Visitors to Canmore love attractions and activities like these but those that live here get to enjoy them year round. Real estate in Canmore is moving fast. Rely on an experienced, local agent that knows the area and can match you with the best solution for your housing needs. Canmore has always been a tourist destination, now it’s a hot spot for people to call home. If you have been thinking about relocating your family to Canmore so you can have more quality family time in nature’s outdoor playground, don’t delay. Contact Lori Mitchell and her team today.

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