Visit Canmore

Visiting Canmore?

Welcome to the gateway of the Rockies! We are happy you are here. Explore travel and experience tips below to experience Canmore and get around town.

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Pledge to the Peaks


  • Canmore’s local Roam transit service is free for everyone. Forget the hassle of looking for a parking spot and hop on the bus!
  • From May-Oct, take Roam Transit with free service to Quarry Lake, the Canmore Nordic Centre, or Grassi Lakes on local Route 12.
  • Limited parking is available downtown
  • Park and walk downtown from Elevation Place
  • Please share the trail with other users

Plan Ahead

Main Street

  • Support our great local businesses on Main Street from May to October. 
  • Support local throughout Canmore and enjoy locally made products and services. Go beyond Main Street and visit Elk RunBenchlandsSpring CreekThree Sisters Village, and other vibrant areas throughout town. 

Quarry Lake

  • Paid Parking is in effect at Quarry Lake to help manage congestion. If you live in Canmore, apply for a Canmore Resident Parking Permit.
  • Residential Parking Permit zones are in effect in certain areas of the Peaks of Grassi and Rundleview neighborhoods to manage spillover parking from Quarry Lake. 

Canmore Mountain Market

The Canmore Mountain Market is a weekly farmers market at Elevation Place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May to October.

The market showcases a variety of locally and regionally produced items from over 65 artisans and farmers and offers an excellent selection of locally and regionally produced items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, coffee, and baked goods. The Market also offers unique crafts, clothing, jewelry, and other artisanal products.

Summer FAQs

  • Limited parking is available downtown. There are several accessible parking stalls located near Main Street for easy access to local businesses.
  • Park and walk downtown from Elevation Place! Use our intercept parking at Elevation Place - only 5 minutes’ walk from downtown!

Always have a plan B to avoid disappointment. Get an early start or visit off-peak hours to beat the crowds. From May-Oct, take Roam Transit with free service to Quarry Lake, the Canmore Nordic Centre, or Grassi Lakes on local Route 12.

Click for more information about the downtown Paid Parking.