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Canmore Canadian Rockies

The iconic peaks of the Three Sisters stand sentinel over the town of Canmore, an outdoor adventure hub in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies and just minutes from Banff National Park. This lively mountain community is a destination in its own right. Strolling down Main Street, you will come across art galleries, unique shopping experiences, a dynamic nightlife and a sizzling dining scene. Tour operators, hotels, spas, challenging golf courses, walking and cycling trails, whitewater rafting, downhill and cross-country ski resorts are all nearby. Just over an hour west of Calgary, the town hosts a number of seasonal festivals throughout the year.
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Where to find Easter eats and treats in Alberta

Julie van Rosendaal Dinner With Julie

For locals, the Easter weekend holiday is all about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely brunch or dinner. For travelers, you never have to look far to find some good eats in Alberta.

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Fireweed Glass Studio

Canmore, Alberta
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Visitors have the opportunity to witness molten glass being transformed into one-of-a-kind works of art at this glass blowing studio nestled in a corner of Canmore's Elk Run Industrial Park, as well as browse a selection of locally made art glass for sale. Featuring artists Barbara Rumberger, Deanna MacAulay, Elisabeth Woolley Monod and Nicole Tremblay. Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by chance or appoinment including weekends and (most) holidays.

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Ammonite Factory

Canmore, Alberta
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A symphony of colour! We are a gallery showroom and factory which features Ammolite, one of the worlds rarest gems that is only found in Alberta. Tours Monday thru Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and noon, $5 per person. Showroom hours Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Rayne Maker Pottery

Canmore, Alberta

Rayne Maker Pottery featuring the work of Julia Rayne Schumacher is a clay art business located in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. Through her creation of functional pots and decorative sculptures Julia hopes to inspire in the lives of others an intimate affection for their personal surroundings.

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Fairmont Classic

This Banff golf vacation package offers a combination of the most beautiful and stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies, matched with excellent accommodations.

Expires: 2017-08-31
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Canmore Scenic Float Tour

Stunning views, inspiring stories, glacial blue waters, local mountain history and maybe even a bear sighting. This scenic float tour has it all. Family-friendly tours lasting up to 1 hour on the river. $50 adults, $25 youth (30 lbs - 15 yrs). No rapids, just incredible mountain relaxation.

Expires: 2017-09-17
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Pinnacle Hockey - Canadian Hockey Player Experience

Canmore, Alberta

Experience hockey, the iconic and beloved winter sport of Canada. Hear what it takes to be a hockey player. Put on all the layers of hockey gear. With skates, helmets, puck and stick, step onto the ice rink and experience the thrill of playing hockey. Score your first goal! All equipment and coaching is provided in this two-hour experience.

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Inside Out Experience Inc.

Canmore, Alberta
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Inside Out Experience provides fun, safe and memorable Canadian Rockies outdoor adventures for all ages and skill levels. All of the Inside Out Experiences take place amidst spectacular mountain scenery in incredible locations such as Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. They offer outdoor trips including whitewater rafting for all ages and abilities, patient guides that are concerned about your safety, an outstanding safety record, and attentive and friendly office staff.

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Fortress Mountain and KPow cat skiing

Canmore, Alberta
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KPOW! (Kananaskis Powder) No lift lines! Just you, your snow cat ,and 13 others exploring Fortress Mountain. With annual snowfall amounts of between 8 and 11 meters Fortress gives you a great chance of virgin snow!

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Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Festival

Canmore, Alberta
2017-06-23 to 2017-06-25 MST

The Plaid Goat MTB Festival is 3-day cultural celebration revelling in the mountain bike stoke of the Canadian Rockies. The weekend will include a main expo/festival, bike demos for Demo-licious Days wristband holders, group rides, a craft beer tent, km's on end of great Canadian Rockies singletrack, a bike rodeo and a few surprises! The aim of the Plaid Goat MTB Festival is to support an annual regional reinvestment program that will give back to groups dedicated to enhancing mountain bike trails across the province via the creation of a Ride the Rockies Regional Trails Fund.

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YOGA MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RETREAT

Canmore, Alberta
2017-06-01 to 2017-06-04 MST

As a lifelong adventurer, instructor Sarah Harvie has been leading people on their inner and outer journeys for over fifteen years. This Spring, we welcome Sarah back to the Lodge for our Yoga Mountain Adventure Retreat. Join us for a 2 or 3-night retreat with Yoga (Asana & Nidra), Pranayama Meditation and self-guided hiking.

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Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, Alberta
2017-09-02 to 2017-09-03 MST

Held annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend our Highland Games include a highland dance competition piping and drumming competition heavy sports contest sheep dog demonstrations massed bands clan tents Celtic wares traditional food nonstop entertainment complete with the Big Rock Beer Gardent and an evening Ceilidh.

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