About This Listing
Resting in one of the most sought-after locations in downtown Canmore, both of our two-bedroom condos boast spectacular views of the wild, untamed majesty of the Canadian Rockies. They are conveniently located for the amenities of downtown Canmore: the shops, the restaurants and the coffee shops
The moment you step through the door, you will know that no expense has been spared in providing the best in modern living. Both condos feature cherry hardwood finishings, granite kitchen countertops, fir trim, large deck with BBQ hook-up, stunning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and spacious, panoramic windows - all adding up to sheer luxury.
The kitchens feature a breakfast bar and are fully appointed with dishwasher, electric washer and dryer, side-by-side fridge with ice maker and water cooler, garburator (Canadian for "waste disposal unit"), electric oven/range, and microwave with hood fan.
The bathrooms boast solid granite countertops and heated floors and come stocked with luxuriously plush towels for your stay.
The living areas are sumptuously furnished, each with a large flat-screen TV with satellite dish and full wi-fi connectivity.
Our twin condos are located side-by-side, meaning that we can cater for parties of up to 11 simultaneously, without any loss of spaciousness or luxuriance. So whether it's an extended family get together, a girls' hen party or a college re-union, the Canmore Place Condos are the place to be.
The building also features heated underground parking and an elevator, as well as no-stairs easy access.
Once you have book I will send a booking confirmation that contains the access codes for the condo
Canmore is a haven nestled in Alberta's Bow Valley beneath the mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies, located one hour west of Calgary, with the Banff National Park lying to the west and north of the town.
Established as a humble mining town in 1884, Canmore first came to the world's attention in 1988 when it played host to the cross-country ski and biathlon components of the Calgary Winter Olympics. Since then the town has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as the perfect base from which to explore the Canadian Rockies.
Despite its recent growth, Canmore has maintained its identity as a Canadian mountain village, surrounded by wild land areas abundant with wildlife, lending themselves perfectly to any number of recreational pursuits.
Inescapable in Canmore, the Canadian Rockies represent an awe-inspiring and constant presence: no matter where you stand, the crowned peaks of the Three Sisters and the jagged spires of Banff National Park tower majestically over you. It is a magnificent sight which, once seen, you will carry with you always.
The only downside to visiting Canmore is that you will never want to go home!
Regular buses from Canmore to Banff. Bus stop on the same road as the condo. As the condo is located just off Main Street on 8th Avenue everything in Canmore can be easily walked to from the condo, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from within a few meters.
Other Things to Note
When in Canmore, explore some of the surrounding areas as well. You will really learn to appreciate the outdoor lifestyle the residents enjoy. If you did not drive to Canmore, rent a car in town for a day or two and take advantage of what the town has to offer. Here are some of the areas to check out:
Built for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games, the Canmore Nordic Centre is now a training site for Olympic athletes and a year-round playground for local families and sports lovers. After the complete upgrade in 2005, the Centre has strengthened its position as one of the world's top-level cross-country, biathlon and mountain bike destinations. It features well-lit, beautifully groomed cross-country trails for all levels and styles, more than 100 kilometres of mountain biking and hiking trails, and a Day Lodge with a café, fireplace, changing rooms, showers and lockers, plus equipment rentals in a separate building. The Day Lodge's banquet rooms, with unbeatable views from the vast windows, are very popular for weddings.
Along the route to the Nordic Centre is Quarry Lake, the locals' favourite swimming area. With is views of Ha Ling Peak, Mount Lady MacDonald and the Rundle Mountain Range, the Quarry Lake Park is a popular location for outdoor weddings and picnics. The hiking paths and the off-leash dog area make this a great place for the entire family.
Past the Nordic Centre, the road becomes a gravel road as you drive up the mountain to the trailhead for Ha Ling Peak. You will have driven halfway up the mountain by car, and you can hike the rest. It is a demanding but rewarding day hike. When you reach the top, you feel like you are in the sky with the panoramic view of the entire Bow Valley below you.
Spray Lake is dammed above Canmore and the 55-mile (88-kilometre) lake reservoir is a playground in itself. The turquoise water draws parasailers and boaters in the summer and dogsledding tours in the winter.
The Three Sisters area and the Stewart Creek Golf Course are built around abandoned coalmines and some of the shafts are still visible on the golf course. The Three Sisters area - named after the Three Sisters Mountains - is a large, fast growing development with beautiful condominiums and single-family residences. The area has great hiking trails as well.
The campground's sites by the Bow River are favoured because they make you feel as if you were deep in the woods when, in fact, you are just minutes from the TransCanada Highway. This is also a safe place to put a canoe on the Bow River and paddle all the way to Exshaw.
The Silver Tip area is another gorgeous, fast-growing, high-end residential area that features magnificent residences plus great dining and event facilities. The spectacular 18-hole Silver Tip Golf Course features GPS-equipped golf carts and 185-meter (600 foot) elevation change.
Close to Silver Tip Village is the old pioneer Cemetery with some amazing Hoodoos - pillars of glacial rock left standing after erosion - towering over it. Nearby, the Cougar Creek hiking and biking trails are worth checking out, as is the new BMX (bicycle motocross) track.
When you head back to the downtown Canmore area, do not miss the wonderful Bow River Pedestrian Bridge converted from a railway bridge. Paths on both sides of the turquoise Bow River are perfect for a stroll, with benches to relax on during or after a hearty walk or run.
The North West Mounted Police Barracks is one of downtown's many historical sites. The park beside it is a popular spot for summer events such as Art in the Park. The boardwalk leads to the marshes of Policeman's Creek and additional trails. The Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre is small, but offers a glimpse into the railway and mining history of the area. Check the gift shop for unusual souvenirs.
No smoking in the condo
No loud noise
Please remove outdoor shoes in condo to protect the oak wood floor
Please look after the condo and treat as you would your own home.
Please leave the condo tidy on departure
If you do break anything let us know so we can replace it. We do ask for damages to be covered as below
Damage deposit agreement
The damage deposit is fully refundable to you. The deposit will only be kept in part or in full if deemed damage has occurred or as below:
I/We, agree to forfeit all, or part (a detailed description of monies due will be provided) if any of the following agreement is breeched during my/our stay at the above property.
1.If smoking has been noticed in the house.
2.If there are any complaints requiring Canmore Bylaw or RCMP regarding my/our conduct while in house such as noise complaints or blocking neighbours driveways.
3.If there is an excessive amount of cleaning to be done following my/our visit, by the owners cleaning service. Other than laundry and obvious cleaning, the house, contents of cupboards, furniture and other articles belonging to the house, should be left as they were found upon my/our arrival. It is a privately owned condo and should be respected as such and left clean and tidy.
4.If there is any damage to walls, furniture, fixtures, appliances, towels or sheets, a bill will be provided and this total will be charged to my credit card.
5.If pets have been permitted in the condo
By booking this condo I understand and agree that if rules 1-5 are broken, my group will be required to leave immediately, forfeiting our allotted time, rent paid in full. I also understand that if the cleaning service verifies that there is no excessive cleaning to be done, damage to the property, or missing articles, there will be no additional charges.
Check in was well-detailed and convenient. Lindsay was responsive and courteous.
Building is very quiet. Unit is very comfortable, nicely stocked and centrally located. Furniture and bedding are good quality. There are games and books for unplugged entertainment.
Views from the balcony and big windows are really nice.
We cooked a number of meals in the kitchen; it had what we needed and was easy to work in.
The unit allowed for a very good stay in Canmore. We would return again as well as recommend to friends and family.
The condo in Canmore was one of the best of our four week holiday. The worst thing was that we could not stay longer. Lindsay was excellent to communicate with and was very helpful. The condo was like home away from home. There is no better compliment than that. It was comfortable, clean, hospitable and homely. Perfect for our group of four adults. Would highly recommend to anyone travelling in the Banff/Canmore area.
Lindsay's place is very spacious and well decorated. It actually looks much bigger than the picture shows. It located in the heart of Canmore. We were able to walk to restaurants and coffee shop. Kitchen is my favorite part. Lots of plates and bowls. Perfect for a big family get together.
We will definitely return!
This apartment is very clean, nice and beautiful. We like it a lot. All facilities work. Internet is fast. Cable works. Kitchen is clean. Beds are big and comfortable. It is one of the best places we stayed during our Banff trip.
Some tips on finding the place. Park your car in a public parking lot. Use the code to get into the building first. Then go upstairs and enter the apartment. Garage remote is on the bar table in the kitchen.
Go back downstairs and use the remote to open the garage door. The garage door will automatically close. So don't worry about closing it.
One more tip on trash bin. Trash bin for the apartment is next to the garage door. It is inside a small room next to the garage door.
We really enjoyed the place. Thanks.
This was our first airbnb experience, and if this is what we can expect from future hosts we may never stay in a hotel again.
Our interaction with Lindsay was by email only. Because of the keyless setup at the condo it was not necessary to meet to exhange keys or access cards/fobs. This keyless system was very convenient.
The unit is exactly as you see in photos, but feels larger in person.
It's right in the heart of Canmore, which I was nervous about at first as I was focused on Banff as the 'heart' of this trip, but honestly... Canmore was MUCH cooler than Banff. Smaller, sure, but not nearly as touristy and not crammed with traffic like Banff. The restaurants were wonderful, and there are large supermarkets and other amenities close by. It's ALL completely walkable.
Having a dedicated, underground, parking spot was nice but street parking is also plentiful.
We used the condo as "base camp" for road trips to Lake Louise, Yoho National Park in B.C., Banff and a day on the Icefields Parkway to the Glacier Discovery Center in Jasper National Forest.
If you are looking to do some roadtrips while in Alberta, I reccomend the GyPSy driving guide: (website hidden) which you download onto a smartphone. It's like having a virutal tourguide in your car.
Note that there is no AC in the unit. Only heat. We like it cold for sleeping and were able to just open windows at night to achieve a nice sleeping temp, but if you like to control the temp, this may be an issue for you.
Overall, this was ideal... I have only positive things to say about this condo and Canmore. Lovely, affordable, beautiful, easy.
The condo was better than described. Wonderful location, and unit. Beyond the physical facilities it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Lindsay. She communicated well, was very upfront and transparent. She was willing to help with anything we needed to make our stay great.
We had some issues within our group that left Lindsay in an awkward position which I think we dealt with well. Even in this case she was easy to deal with and honest about what was happening and how we could deal with things to keep moving forward.
If she would have me I would gladly deal with her again anytime.
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About the Host, Lindsay
I manage properties here and abroad, short and long term rentals. Our apartments are just stunning and really will be everything you want out of self catering holidays or trips, business or pleasure. As a host I am always on hand to assist with anything you may need or any questions you have whilst staying in the properties without interference so you can just relax and enjoy the space. I aim to make it a home from home experience for travellers so they have all the comforts they need.
I love to travel and this year I have been to Canada, Portugal, Spain, Lanzarote, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxeumbourg and Greece. Ive had a blast. My favourite places are Greece and Canada so far. Personally I love to stay in self-catering apartments as you get to really experience the culture,local food and atmosphere
Originally from Oxford, UK I now live in Birmingham UK with my husband.