Founded in 1883 as a mining town and railway division point for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canmore was transformed into a recreational Mecca after gaining international exposure during the 1988 Winter Olympics. An integral component of the social and economic fabric of life in Three Sisters Living, the Town of Canmore enjoys a singular relationship with its surroundings. It is a community with a vision based on the conviction that environmental sensitivity and economic sustainability can be harmoniously reconciled.
Canmore’s abundant natural and scenic resources are matched only by the spirit and energy of its people. The invigorating surrounding and friendly atmosphere of the town make it ideal for people of all ages. The community is a diverse mix of age groups, cultures, occupations and talents united in a commitment to the town and the environment.
The people of Canmore respect the town’s past and are active in its present. It is a place where fresh air, clean water and the magnificent scenery that surround it are paramount. This is life of the highest quality, and the quality of life is what matters most to the people that embrace it. It is a magical and inspiring place that brings out the best in people, a place to be shared with the world.