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  • Family Gathering, Corporate Retreat Or Climbing Adventure ... Your Choice!

    Family Gathering

    Canmore: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #139600
    avg $831 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Welcome to a unique architecturally designed private residence that is set high on a mountain near the end of a quiet cul de sac overlooking the town of Canmore, Alberta. The home was completed in 2008 and will appeal to people with an interest in modern design with an alpine flair. The house is located in a four-season development centered around a golf course and backs onto miles of protected government land with hiking, biking, and winter sports out your door. The home features spectacular mountain views from every angle. This 5800+ square foot home boasts 4 bedrooms, all with hand-laid glass mosaic tiled ensuite bathrooms. There is an additional powder room off the kitchen/dining area. The house is large enough for family reunions or corporate retreats, yet intimate in scale for smaller groups. The bedrooms are spread out in the house over 3 levels to provide the maximum amount of separation and privacy. Just a few of the unique touches include reclaimed maple flooring, imported Italian door hardware, heated ensuite floors, quarter-sawn white oak cabinetry, and an indoor rock climbing area. Main Level: The large foyer leads into the open concept kitchen/dining area with reclaimed maple hardwood flooring throughout. The fully-equipped kitchen features everything you need to prepare the perfect meal and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances: double oven, gas 5-burner cooktop, side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave oven. Enjoy a quick bite to eat at the eat-in bar (seats 6) or sit down for a grander meal at the dining room table (seats 12). The custom kitchen features quarter-sawn white oak cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances. Don't forget to turn on the gas wall fireplace to set the mood while enjoying dinner. You can relax in the spacious living room in front of the river-rock fireplace while reveling in the mountain view that surrounds you. Upper Level: The upper level features a grand master bedroom with custom walk-in closet and an indoor balcony which looks onto the 3-story indoor rock climbing area. The ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower with glass enclosure and double vanities with plenty of storage. At the end of your day of hiking/skiing/golfing, enjoy a soak in the jetted soaker tub while enjoying the mountain view prior to climbing into the queen size bed. You'll wish you could stay forever. The upper level is also home to the 2nd bedroom, featuring an ensuite bathroom, large closet and queen bed. Use the office area and computer to email all your friends and tell them what a great time you are having in the Canadian Rockies. Wireless internet access is also available for those guests that would prefer to use their own computer. If you haven't gotten enough of the views from the numerous windows, take a stroll on the large balcony that wraps around the side of the home, and connects to the even larger balcony down below. Lower Level: If you are travelling with kids, they will love the lower level. The lower level is the ultimate sleepover area. It features a bunk room with 3 single beds, ensuite bathroom, media room, ping pong table, foosball table and access to the 3-story indoor rock climbing area, with bouldering wall*. For entertaining, enjoy use of the large wet bar to mix your favourite cocktails, or pour a glass of wine from a bottle that's been chilling on the wine cooler. *This area can be locked off so curious kids can look, but not touch. Children must be supervised when using the climbing area. - Includes 2 National Park Passes
  • Historic Home on the Bow River; 4 Bdrms/4 Bath

    Historic Home on the Bow

    Canmore: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    • #226568
    avg $640 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in the scenic town of Canmore, Alberta, the Bow River Chalet is a reminder of Canmore's rich historic past. The enduring log building stands proudly beside the Bow River, just as it has for almost 100 years. It is surrounded on all sides by a panorama of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The cabin is within walking distance of downtown Canmore. Enjoy the shops, restaurants, and beautiful views in the town. Banff and an abundance of ski resorts are just a short drive away. Historic luxury in the most amazing location on the banks of the Bow River in Canmore. Built in 1910 -- Restored + Redecorated in 2000 -- the original logs lend a sense of history to the relaxing atmosphere. This four bedroom home combines rustic history and renovated new age charm. For those looking for the real Rocky Mountain log cabin experience, then this is it. Located only a few blocks from Main Street Canmore, the Bow River Chalet is perfectly located to give you the feeling of privacy on the river banks, and also the luxury of being close to all the action of town. Sit on one of the two large decks and enjoy expansive views of the majestic mountains while the waters of the Bow River glide past. Main Level: The main floor features a large dining room and living room with a gas fireplace and views of the Bow River. As you pass through the dining room and living room you can access the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, and master suite with ensuite. Upper Level: If you were to continue up the spiral staircase to the upper level you would have another 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and living room, and best of all, the large deck overlooking the Bow River. Outdoor Space: Enjoy stargazing from the tranquil private patio off the back of the property. Or people watch from one of the two large balconies on the front of the property. Bedroom Configuration: Master Bedroom: Queen Bed 2nd Bedroom: Queen Bed 3rd Bedroom: Queen Bed 4th Bedroom: Queen Bed Living Room, Upper Level: Two Sofa Beds Living Room, Main Level: Two Sofa Beds Regardless of the number of sleeping areas available, we are only permitted to allow a maximum of 12 adults. Property Highlights - Includes 2 National Park Passes - 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms - Breathtaking views of the Bow River and Mountains - 3 Fireplaces - In suite Washer/Dryer with laundry supplies - A selection of board games and books for your enjoyment - Two Fully stocked kitchens, including staple food items - Two Living Rooms - Two large balconies overlooking local mountains - BBQ
  • One of Canmore's Largest Homes; 5 Bedrooms/7 Baths + Steam Room

    One of Canmore's Largest

    Canmore: House
    • 5 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 8 BA
    • Sleeps 14
    • #225939
    avg $1,083 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    This 7500+ square foot home boasts 5 bedrooms, all with tiled ensuite bathrooms. There are two additional powder rooms off the kitchen/dining area and Media Room. The house has plenty of communal space for family gatherings or corporate retreats, including living/dining area, media room, library, and loft. The bedrooms are spread out in the house over 3 levels to provide the maximum amount of separation and privacy. Just a few of the unique touches include Douglas Fir Post & Beam construction, oak floors, high end appliances, heated ensuite floors, and a 2-level Rundle Rock feature with two fireplaces extending up the center of the home. Main Level: The large foyer leads into the open concept kitchen/dining area with reclaimed oak flooring throughout. The fully-equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare the perfect meal: double oven, gas 6-burner cooktop, side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave oven. Enjoy a quick bite to eat at the eat-in bar (seats 4), the eating nook (seats 6-8) or sit down for a grander meal at the dining room table (seats 10). You can relax in the spacious living room in front of the rundle-rock fireplace while reveling in the mountain view, or watching golfers tee off. The Library and office are located just off the kitchen, and provide a perfect quiet spot to curl up and enjoy a book (or the view). Wireless internet access is also available throughout the property. You can enjoy the views from the numerous windows, from the large balcony that wraps around the side of the home, or from the private bedroom balconies and walk-outs. Play a ditty or two on the upright piano while your group enjoys the warmth from the Rundle Rock Fireplace that extends through the centre of the home. The large master bedroom on the main floor features a king bed, an ensuite with dual shower head walk-in shower, tub and double vanities. Enjoy beautiful views of the rundle mountain range from the large windows and balcony. Upper Level: The upper level features a grand master bedroom with custom walk-in closet and private balcony overlooking the golf course. The ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower, bathtub, double vanities with plenty of storage. At the end of your day of hiking/skiing/golfing, enjoy a soak in the tub while enjoying the mountain view prior to climbing into the queen size bed. You'll wish you had a bedroom like this in your home. The upper level is also home to the 2nd bedroom, and loft. Perfect for the younger members of the group, Bedroom 2 features an ensuite bathroom, large closet, one double bed and two twin beds. The Loft features a Sofa Bed and Rollaway Cot for groups that require more sleeping options. Lower Level: The Lower Level is home to Bedroom 4 (King Bed) and Bedroom 5 (Queen Bed). Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and an exterior door leading to the lower level patio. The Media Room has plenty of space to watch TV, enjoy the 2nd fireplace, make a drink at the bar, or put out a buffet for the Big Game. The Lower Level is a full walkout, leading to the Lower Level patio, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Golf Course. Property Highlights - Includes 2 National Park Passes
  • This House Defines Mountain Living.  Longer Term Rentals Considered

    This House Defines

    Canmore: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #97922
    avg $369 CAD/night Star Rating
    This timber frame open concept house features picture windows that capture dramatic panoramic mountain views. The outdoor hot tub has fantastic views. It's located a short wooded walk along the river valley from downtown; a 15 min walk from the local swimming hole, Quarry Lake Heritage Park, (great for skating in the winter). The Canmore Nordic Centre (cross country skiing) is 3 min drive away, Norquay is 15 min (downhill/snowboard), Sunshine 30 min and Lake Louise 45 minute away. Great mountain bike trails all over. It is our home away from home, ...And we want to share it with you. Panoramic views of Bow Valley Mountains, Rocky Mountain range.
  • Forest Refuge in Canmore, with a Huge Backyard!

    Forest Refuge in Canmore

    Canmore: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #90859
    avg $285 CAD/night Pet Friendly Star Rating
    Location, location. This woodland getaway backs onto a provincial park and Canmore’s extensive walking and biking trails system, offering a four minute easy stroll to the Bow River, trails, a playground, and a golf course. This is our family's primary residence, and we look forward to sharing it with you while we are on vacation. Located in a quiet cul de sac, this property is perfect for a single family: a large hot tub is available upon request (for an additional charge) and set into a large deck outside, while the cosy interior includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wireless Internet, etc. Backyard has deck, picnic table, fire pit, small fish pool, etc.
  • Beautiful Home Set in Private Natural Setting in Canmore Alberta

    Beautiful Home Set in

    Canmore: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #132427
    avg $495 CAD/night Credit Card Star Rating
    Our family home was built and renovated , with an open concept living area with large picture windows and grand views. Very sunny south facing, large rundle rock fireplace, large galley kitchen with island and dining table which seats 6-8 persons. Large private deck and BBQ with views and yard with private creek and waterfall. Great for families with kids as we have bikes and located close to hiking and biking trails and skiing and golfing. Only 10 minute walk to Bow River and downtown Canmore.
  • Family-Friendly, Funky Character Home, Walking Distance to Town

    Family-Friendly, Funky

    Canmore: Home
    • 4 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #226372
    avg $350 CAD/night  
    Distinctive character home, beautifully situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac backing onto a small forest, walking paths and a local golf course. Our home is an easy flat walk or short drive to all amenities in Canmore and is a fantastic base to explore Kananaskis Country and world-famous Banff National Park. Floor to ceiling windows in the east facing kitchen and more windows on every wall bring in the outdoors, cherry cabinets and counters complement the various wood finishings throughout the home. Arched doorways, circular stairs, round windows, vaulted ceilings, three private decks and an outdoor fire-pit will make for a memorable family vacation. There are four bedrooms, one on the lowest level, two on the second level, and a tower bedroom accessed by winding stairs. The current configuration sleeps 6, but we can convert one of the twin beds into a double bed and we have extra twin mattresses for children. We have plenty of games, books, a fully equipped kitchen, and TV/games room downstairs. Our home is ideal for an extended family or two families on vacation together. This is our family home. We love its quirky, charming style and that it backs onto a forest. It feels like a secluded cabin, even though we're in the midst of a quiet residential neighbourhood and we're only a 15 minute walk from town. We have a very friendly and loving large tomcat. If you are comfortable taking care of him, we will leave him here for you, if not, we'll make alternate arrangements.
  • Great, Affordable Family Getaway Home in the Beautiful Rocky Mountains

    Great, Affordable Family

    Canmore: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #139091
    avg $250 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Star Rating
    Kid friendly. Stunning views from almost every room in the house. Backyard and back deck with super comfy patio set wonderful for evening barbecues and relaxing. Outside trampoline a joy for the little ones. Great location. Walking distance to great trails and the river. Quarry Lake and beach only 10 minute drive. 5 minutes in car to downtown. 15 minute drive to Banff and the world renowned National Parks - skiing, skating, great hiking, canoeing, sightseeing, mountain and road biking and walks by the river. It's a real treat to be in Canmore for some R & R - no matter what season you come there's lots to do inside and out. We're a 2 minute walk from the Cougar Creek hike, a 20 minute slow walk to town and we hook onto a newly paved bike trail that takes you all over. Enjoy!

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Banff News and Events

Annual Events & Festivals in Banff, AB

Bon Appetit Banff (November) - Sweet and savoury, fresh and flavourful, the culinary options in Banff will have your mouth watering before you can say, "Bon Appetit!". Over this ten-day festival, participating restaurants will offer unique three-course menus, including three options per course, at a prix fixe of either $25, $35 or $45.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (November) - the Festival offers a diverse range of experiences for the thousands of people who visit Banff to attend this world-class event. From armchair adventurers to weekend warriors, to the international mountain community – our enthusiastic audience brings the energy to this event!

Ice Magic Festival (January) - Experience Lake Louise at its winter finest during the Ice Magic Festival. Centerpiece to SnowDays, a month-long celebration of winter in Banff National Park.

Rocky Mountain Food & Wine Festival (April) - enjoy a blissful weekend indulging in delectable cuisine from Banff's most popular restaurants, as well as a wide selection of local and international wines, premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beer.

Bikefest (June) - up to 500 cyclists from Western Canada and the US participating in five competitive events and two family friendly events, over four days.

Dragon Boat Festival (August) - Mix the excitement of a dragon boat race with the stunning scenery of Banff National Park, and you’ve got a festival as unique as each boat gliding through the water.

RBC Gran Fondo (August) - imagine for one day, the best possible cycling roads are closed to traffic. Before you is an epic route with challenging climbs and thrilling descents. All you have to do is concentrate on the beauty around you.

Banff Subaru Triathlon (September) - Banff National Park is the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a global treasure of natural beauty, wildness, and diversity of life - a beautiful and unique destination for the Subaru Banff Triathlon. Imagine doing a triathlon in such a beautiful spot - one of the most picturesque races in the world.

The current list of events in the Banff area can be found here. All year round, there are wonderful festivals, concerts and outdoor activities that you don't want to miss!

Lonely Planet Article: The natural wonders of Banff and Jasper National Parks
Written by: Scott Kennedy
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/canada/alberta/banff-and-jasper-national-parks/travel-tips-and-articles/70714

In Canada's Banff and Jasper National Parks, mountains, big mountains, rise above the tree line — grey in the summer and white monoliths of stone in the winter. The wild pines curve up their flanks like a cloak of green. Fast-flowing rivers chart their own course through the hills, curving in among the peaks. Enormous glaciers flow down the peaks and nearly touch the road. Lakes are the colour of turquoise, so blue that you have to wonder if there is something unnatural behind their hue. This is one of the most awe inspiring and scenically overwhelming places on earth.
People come here for all sorts of reasons: to ski, climb and hike on the mountains, to raft and kayak the rivers, to camp among the trees, or explore on their mountain bikes. But most come simply to look, to stand in awe of the sheer beauty of this amazing place. As you pass through you are under the ever-watchful eye of the animals that call it home. If you are lucky you can check off the Canadian Rockies' Big Five animal sightings: deer, elk, moose, wolf and bear.

Getting around
Driving the scenic and sparsely trafficked Hwy 40, you enter blankets of pine forest interspersed with craggy peaks and the odd moose in the verge. The Icefields Parkway that stretches from Lake Louise to the south and Jasper at the northern end has towering peaks, tumbling unspoiled rivers, massive sheets of glacial ice flowing down the valley to meet the road, and hanging above in the rafters of the peaks. The winding roads are fun to drive as you pass the bluest lakes you'll ever see, waterfalls gushing with cold melt water and hiking opportunities at every corner. You can put pedal to the metal and cruise the 230km in a few hours, but why would you want to? This is the time to slow down, take in the postcard views and spend time exploring an area of uncompromised beauty.

The Jewel of the Rockies
In a park full of stunning places, Lake Louise may take the top prize. Roughly 60km northwest of Banff Town, this tourist haven is often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Rockies'. The lake itself is a robin-egg blue, surrounded by a mountainous amphitheatre of overwhelming grandeur. The Victoria Glacier hangs at the far end, while Mt Temple and the surrounding mountains paint a natural picture that couldn't have been engineered to be more aesthetically pleasing. The lake is where you will find the Chateau Lake Louise, which, depending upon your opinion, is the best thing since sliced bread or a lump of human intervention dropped into paradise. Nothing is perfect in this world, and the best time to see the lake without the crowds is likely after dark or during a snowstorm. Otherwise get ready for Disneyland.

10-point guide to Banff's Canadian Rockies
http://www.canadianrockies.net/banff/articles-about-banff/ten-things-to-do-in-banff-canadian-rockies.html

1. Banff Gondola
Catch the eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain and you’ll get an unsurpassed panoramic perspective of Banff.

2. The Castle
The discovery of natural hot springs in 1883 eventually led to the establishment of Banff National Park, a vast wilderness that now encompasses 6,641 sq kms (2,564 sq mi). The Banff Springs Hotel opened its doors in 1888 and wealthy European train travelers came for months at a time to "take the waters". The best view of this landmark hotel is from "Surprise Corne" on Tunnel Mountain.

3. Canada Place
The view of Banff Avenue from the historic Cascade Gardens is probably one of the most recognized photographs of main street and Cascade Mountain, one of the most prominent peaks in the area at 2,998 m (9836 ft.) Canada Place, a free family-friendly attraction.

4. Sunshine Meadows
The Sunshine Meadows are known by many as the most stunning alpine setting in the Canadian Rockies.

5. The Hoodoos
They are giant freestanding pillars several metres tall that are made of silt, gravel and rocks cemented together by dissolved limestone. Sculpted over time by wind and water erosion and protected by a solid cap of rock, the Hoodoos can be found standing guard along the top of Tunnel Mountain. It's the smallest peak in the Rockies to be called a mountain, at 1,692 m (5551 ft) and originally it was known as "Sleeping Buffalo" among the local Stoney Indians.

6. Vermillion Lakes
This is the perfect place for a picnic lunch on the dock, with stunning views of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain. There are three lakes along this road, where ospreys and bald eagles nest in trees.

7. Lake Minnewanka
It’s the largest lake in Banff National Park at 24 kms (15 mi) long and 142 m (466 ft.) deep. Only scuba divers can view the remnants of a small town called Minnewanka Landing, after a hydroelectric dam built in 1941 caused the lake level to rise by 30 m (98 ft.).

8. Norquay Look-Out
It's only a few minutes drive up a series of mountain switchbacks, but delivers a view of Banff and the Rockies that will take your breath away.

9. Lake Louise
The turquoise water draws its brilliant colour from the "rock flour," fine particles of glacial sediment which are suspended in the water that reflect blue and green wavelengths of light because they are so small and uniform. Framed by Mount Victoria and Victoria Glacier, the water temperature only gets a few degrees above freezing in summer. The native’s called it "Ho-run-num-nay" or Lake of Little Fishes.

10. Lake Louise Mountain Resort
It’s a short and lofty lift but it will transport you to another world. A 14-minute ride brings visitors to an elevation of 2,088 m (6,850 ft) on Whitehorn Mountain.

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