Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Canmore is such a beautiful place in winter with snow covered mountains, frozen lakes and quite often here in Alberta, beautiful blue skies. Whether you love art galleries and museums or you’re a foodie, nature lover, snowbird or extreme sports junkie, there are winter activities available for everyone in the family.

Winter is generally from mid-November to mid-May. Check out Canmore’s weather and climate.

We recommend Discover Banff Tours, a locally operated tour company that specializes in personal, small-group tours. Summer tours include sightseeing, wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, helicopter tours, caving, gondola, rock climbing and visits to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

We also recommend The Adventure Hub, a locally operated tour booking platform. They offer horse riding, cave tours, brewery, distillery tours and many other fun local tours in Canmore and Banff.

Downhill Skiing
SkiBig3 encompasses Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mount Norquay, the three ski resorts in Banff National Park. The resorts are open from November to May, check their websites for exact dates. Discounted Lift Tickets are available at the Rockies Rentals Store.

Cross Country Skiing
Canmore Nordic Centre offers 65km of groomed cross country ski trails as well as snowshoeing and fat biking trails.
For more areas to cross country ski check out

Fat Biking
For trails around Canmore and Kananaskis click here.
Rentals: Trail Sports (at the Canmore Nordic Centre) and Rebound Cycle.

Snow Shoeing
Go for guided tours with Discover Banff Tours, see above or rent a pair of snowshoes and make your own adventure.

Adventure Tour Providers
Do you want to learn the skills required to go ice climbing, backcountry skiing and mountaineering during your stay in Canmore? There are locally run companies in the area; Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures, Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides and OnTop Mountaineering.

Ice Skating
There are a few community rinks around Canmore that are maintained by the Town of Canmore. Our favourite is “The Pond”.  It’s a pond in downtown. Definitely a great spot for some envy-worthy instagram posts.
There are also rinks located in
Banff townsite.