Canmore (Elevation: 1350 m / 4455 ft) is a town in Alberta, Canada with a population of 15,232 (2005 municipal census). It is located just east of the world-famous Banff National Park, and about 110 km (70 miles) west of Calgary. The town lies in the Bow Valley named so for the Bow River that passes through it.
It's mountain setting is the home of the Canadian National Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon Teams and the headquarters of the Alpine Club of Canada.
Canmore's climate is relatively mild compared to most regions of Canada, with the coldest day in January averaging only −8 C, with very low humidity. Summers are warm and dry, and the area boasts, on average, 330 days of sunshine annually.
Mountains located adjacent to and visible from the townsite are Grotto Mountain (2706 m), Mount Lady MacDonald (2606 m), Mount Lawrence Grassi (2685m) and, most famously, the Three Sisters peaks (2936 m; 2769 m; and 2694 m).
Our event has been highly successful in large part due to the big scenery and allure of the pristine wilderness in beautiful Canmore.