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Canmore... Home of the Beautiful Three Sisters

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A June 2004 trip to Canmore by Lovestogo

Banff Gate Mountain Resort Photo, Canmore, Alberta More Photos
Quote: Canmore is a quiet mountain town with unsurpassed beauty that is home to the beautiful Three Sisters mountain range. It is only minutes from Banff National Park, and we thoroughly enjoyed 2 weeks of breathtaking scenery while we traversed its outlying areas.

Canmore... Home of the Beautiful Three Sisters

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Spray Lakes Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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The breathtaking scenery, the highly touted mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies, the emerald-green lakes, the abundance of wildlife, the unspoiled beauty of Kananaskis Country, and the effects of Mother Nature on Kootenay National Park are just a few of the memorable moments we have from our first trip to the Canmore/Banff area. The reunion with our good friend Chris from Great Britain made our 2 weeks in the Canadian Rockies even more memorable and special. In addition, we made another friendship while in Canmore through a casual dining experience. Some of the must-see t...Read More

Banff Gate Mountain Resort

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Hotel

Banff Gate Mountain Resort Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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Best Things Nearby:The city of Canmore, Banff National Park, the cities of Banff and Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Kootenay National Park, and Kananaskis CountryBest Things About the Resort:The views and solitude were the best. The views from the individual chalets are wonderful, with beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the surrounding mountain ranges.Resort Experience:What a spectacular view you will enjoy while staying at Banff Gate! Surrounded by mountains, the Banff Gate ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2005

Banff Gate Mountain Resort
P.O. Box 8113
Canmore, Alberta ABT1W 2T8
(403) 609-9229

Luna Blue

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Restaurant

Luna Blue Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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Our dining experience at Luna Blue was absolutely wonderful! We found this cozy little restaurant as we walked the streets of Canmore window-shopping, growing hungrier by the minute as the tantalizing aromas filled the air from each of the local restaurants we passed. Since the Calgary Flames were playing Tampa Bay for the Stanley Cup Championship, the streets of Canmore were mostly deserted. A lone couple was sitting outside Luna Blue at a small table eating pizza, and after analyzing the posted menu, we decided to eat dinner here this night. The fact that Robert heard some blues tunes coming from inside the restaurant probably helped him cast his "yes" vote. But regard...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2005

Luna Blue
721 Main St.
Canmore, Alberta
(403) 609-3221

Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show

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Restaurant

Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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Eh? The Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show is an action-packed night filled with not only good food, but laughter for the soul. The Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show started in May, 1994 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and after eight extremely successful seasons, opened a second location in the Canmore area in May of 2002. The cast has been entertaining audiences for over 10 years, with over 500,000 guests enjoying the unique evening of Canadian music, food, drinks, and scenes. The dinner menu includes: French Canadian Pea Soup Fresh Homemade Sour Dough Bread Mixed Garden Salad Roast Beef (...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2005

Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show
125 Kananaskis Way
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2
(403) 609-0004

Kootenay National Park Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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The Banff-Windmere Highway, sometimes known as the Banff-Radium Highway, Highway 93 South, or the Kootenay Parkway, is the only highway through Kootenay National Park. Entrance to this park is at Castle Junction, which is nearly midway between Banff and Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway and ends in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia. We did this 104km drive (65 miles one-way) on our last day in the Canadian Rockies. We had low-hanging clouds, and it was lightly raining in spurts. Happy that we had chosen to be car tourists this day, we set off not knowing what adventure this day would bring. As soon as we turned onto Highway 93 South, the road started to climb ...Read More

Kananaskis Country

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Kananaskis Country Photo, Canmore, Alberta
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Kananaskis Country is not known for its famous lakes or glaciated peaks, but you will find real beauty in this sprawling 1640-square-mile area. There are two very distinct ecosystems within Kananaskis Country, the mountains to the west and the rolling foothills to the east, while being separated by Kananaskis Valley. While still being in its almost "natural state," Kananaskis Country is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as moose, elk, black bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. Kananaskis Country encompasses seven provincial parks: Bow Valley, Spray Valley, Peter Lougheed, Kananaskis Valley, Sibbald, Elbow-Sheep Wildland, and Highwoods, with one of the gat...Read More