As a destination Canmore offers a full range of complimentary and integrative health services and wellness specialists. We also have a 72 bed hospital with over 60 practicing physicians & surgeons. Dentists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Optometrists, Psychologists, Cancer Center, and many other health and wellness practitioners both traditional and alternative make Canmore their home.
Canmore has a young, energetic, diverse and well-educated population that values a vigorous, outdoor adventure lifestyle that allows them to come home to comfort and amenities usually reserved for city life.
The Town of Banff incorporated as a municipality in 1990 and was the first municipality in Canada to be incorporated inside a national park. The only other national park community in Canada is the Municipality of Jasper, in Jasper National Park, incorporated in 2001.
The Town of Banff is located inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first and the world’s third national park, established in 1885. Banff National Park is one of four adjacent national parks designated as the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Banff National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Dead Man’s Flats
Dead Man’s Flats is the Bow Valley’s most unique place name and, while it is often attributed to a gruesome murder that occurred in 1904, no one actually died, there is just the perception thereof.
Dead Man’s Flats was developed primarily as a commercial centre. In 1992, a 44-unit condominium development was built.
There was a CSA standard playground located in the northern part of the community that was built by the Community Association in 1995. This area was damaged by winter ice flows and then by the spring flood of 2013. A 5 year old playground for 2-5 year olds was donated to the people of Dead Man’s Flats by ATB Financial in Calgary and will be placed with 5-12 year olds flood replacement playground equipment further from possible future flooding.
The Hamlet of Harvie Heights is just northwest of Canmore four kilometers along the Trans-Canada Highway and near the Banff Park Entrance.
Several Calgarians built cabins in this forested enclave below Mt. Stewart during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Although rustic weekend /vacation homes were mostly built initially, now there are many full-time residents occupying half to two-thirds of the roughly 120 homes.
The community has a recreation hall, outdoor rink and tennis court, with an active Community Association.
Exshaw originated in the early 1900s as a company settlement for workers in the mineral extraction and processing industry. Until the late 1960s, the community’s recreation facilities included a bowling alley, movie theatre and skating rink.
The Exshaw plant produces a wide range of lime and limestone products, including high calcium quicklime, hydrated lime, pulverized limestone and screened limestone.
Lac des Arcs
Lac des Arcs is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8. It is located on the south side of the Bow River opposite the Hamlet of Exshaw and has an elevation of 1,320 metres. Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) borders Lac des Arcs on the south.
The wide span of the Bow River adjacent to the Hamlet of Lac des Arcs is also referred to as a lake under the same name, which attracts wind surfers and fishers. The Lafarge Exshaw Plant, a limestone quarry, is developed on the lake’s northern shore.
The community of Lake Louise, Alberta is located in Banff National Park on the Trans-Canada Highway, 180 km (112 mi) west of Calgary, close to the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway, the Icefield Parkway and Alberta Highway 1A. The village is named for the nearby Lake Louise, a spectacular lake surrounded by stunning mountain views. The Lake Louise Ski Area and Mountain Resort is also located here.