Canmore Journals

WorldMark Resort at Canmore

A February 2008 trip to Canmore by SouthbayJ

WorldMark Canmore Photo, Canmore, Alberta More Photos
Quote: This was a great trip to the snow,Near Banff and Lake Louise

WorldMark Canmore

Hotel | "Excellent New Addition to the WorldMark Chain"

WorldMark Canmore Photo, Canmore, Alberta
This used to be a Marriot Resort. This new WorldMark resort opened sometime in the summer of 2007. The rooms, furnishings, and amenities are wonderful, and attractive. The resort has an indoor/outdoor pool (heated in the winter). There are 2 spas. One indoor and one outdoor. Laundry facilities are located in a central location, but happened to be a long walk from our room. There was a lot of snow around, so I cannot comment on the grounds.This wasn't built as a WorldMark resort, but remodeled. There is enclosed inside parking, which is a blessing in the winter. There is also a ski equipment storage room next to the front desk. Some of the amenities associated with WorldMark resorts are m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2008

WorldMark Canmore
91 Three Sisters Drive
Canmore T1W 3A1
(403) 678-6788

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Attraction | "The Chateau Is a Great Daytrip"

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Photo, Lake Louise, Alberta
This is a great trip to walk around the grounds and take in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and Lake Louise. The Chateau has been purchased by the Fairmonte Hotel Chain.

We didn't stay here, but did stop in for a bite to eat and have a drink before out drive back to Canmore.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 13, 2008

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta T0L1E0
(403) 522-3511

Johnston Canyon Hike

Attraction | "A Nice Walk Almost Anyone of Any Age Can Do"

Johnston Canyon Hike Photo, Banff, Alberta
We took this walk in the winter. Most resorts and many stores have pamphlets on the tours that can take you here, and I recommend using them (At least in the winter),
If you are driving there: From the Norquay Interchange drive west 5.5 km on the Trans-Canada Highway and take the Bow Valley Parkway (1A Highway). Drive along this road 18 km to Johnston Canyon parking lot.

We went in a large van from Banff and they supplied the cleets to walk the trail. The views are awe inspiring! There are safety rails, and well marked trails. To walk to both the lower and upper waterfalls will take you a couple of hours.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 13, 2008

Johnston Canyon Hike
Banff National Park, Bow Valley Pkwy.
Banff, Alberta