Getting to Canmore

FROM CALGARY AIRPORT

  1. Turn LEFT on BARLOW TRAIL NORTH as you exit the airport.
  2. Turn LEFT on COUNTRY HILLS BOULEVARD WEST.
  3. Exit RIGHT to  HIGHWAY 2 NORTH.
  4. Follow signs to STONEY TRAIL WEST. Travel on Stoney Trail for about 10 km.
  5. Follow signs to HIGHWAY 1 WEST. Travel about 80 km to Canmore.

FROM THE EAST (Travelling Westbound on Trans Canada Highway 1 WEST)

Exit Options:

  • Take EXIT 93 toward THREE SISTERS PARKWAY. Turn LEFT onto THREE SISTERS BLVD. Use this exit to access points in the Three Sisters Development, and the Canmore Nordic Centre.
  • Take EXIT 91 toward CANMORE. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto Highway 1A (Bow Valley Trail). Use this exit to access points along Bow Valley Trail.
  • Take EXIT 89 toward CANMORE. Turn RIGHT onto PALLISER TRAIL. Use this exit to access points in the Silvertip Development, Cougar Creek, and Central Canmore.
  • Take Exit 86 toward CANMORE. Turn LEFT onto Highway 1A (Bow Valley Trail). Use this exit to access points along Bow Valley Trail North.

FROM THE WEST (Travelling Eastbound on Trans Canada Highway 1 EAST)

Exit Options:

  • Take EXIT 86 toward CANMORE. Keep RIGHT onto Highway 1A (Bow Valley Trail). Use this exit to access points along Bow Valley Trail North.
  • Take EXIT 89 toward CANMORE Use this exit to access points in the Silvertip Development, Cougar Creek, and Central Canmore.
  • Take EXIT 91 toward CANMORE/EXSHAW. Turn RIGHT onto Highway 1A (Bow Valley Trail). Use this exit to access points along Bow Valley Trail South.
  • Take EXIT 93 toward THREE SISTERS PARKWAY. Keep RIGHT onto THREE SISTERS BLVD. Use this exit to access points in the Three Sisters Development, and the Canmore Nordic Centre.

The closest commercial airport is the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Car rentals and shuttle services are available at the Airport.

Airport Shuttle

Banff Airporter drops guests off at the Radisson Hotel in Canmore, and offers door-to-door service in Banff. Greyhound offers a coach service from the airport.  Shuttle rates are approximately $70/person each way. The Greyhound bus depot is located in downtown Canmore, or a few blocks North of Banff Downtown.

Car Rental

As there are so many wonderful areas to explore in the area (Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis), we recommend renting a car to get the most out of your Canadian Rockies vacation. Numerous car rental agencies serve Calgary Airport.

The drive from Calgary is on a divided double-lane highway and takes you from the prairies, through the foothills and into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you plan on driving into Banff National Park and staying for a duration (as opposed to just driving through), you will require a National Park Pass (Approximately $20/day or $136/year). Fees can be paid at the entrance to the park. Select properties include a National Park Pass for use during your stay, so please take this into consideration when comparing rates.