Canmore, situated in Alberta, established in 1883, began as a coal mining town, driven by the needs of the railroad development which was moving west into the Canadian Rockies. The name "Canmore" came from Malcolm of Canmore, King of Scotland from 1057 to 1093. The town was named in his honor. Canmore translated actually means "big head"!
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Canmore remained an active coal mining community until 1979, one of the most important coal mining centers in southern Alberta. Today its main industry is tourism.
Since the Calgary 1988 winter Olympics, Canmore's population exploded from about 3,000 to almost 11,000+ residents. Today, there is little evidence of Canmore's coal mining days, you have to look hard!
Canmore has a great location, less than 1.5 hours from Calgary's International Airport and five minutes east of Banff National Park.
There are many year-round tours and activities, and plenty of trail hiking just steps away from most of the accommodations. The scenery will blow you away, with views of the mountains in every direction!