8 Top-Rated Resorts in Canmore
Famous for its dramatic mountain scenery and proximity to pristine, glacier-fed lakes - Alberta's Rocky Mountains and Lake Louise are the big tourist draws here - Canmore has, over the decades, become one of the top travel destinations in Canada. As a result of this popularity, a wide variety of accommodation options have sprung up in and around this charming town, from large, luxury, family-friendly affairs, like CLIQUE's Stoneridge Mountain Resort and Blackstone Mountain Lodge, to romantic spa properties, like Solara Resort & Spa and the spacious, home-away-from-home offerings at The Summit at Grande Rockies.
Whatever your budget, and whether your interests are indoor pampering or outdoor wilderness adventures, find the best accommodation options with this list of the top resorts in Canmore:
1 Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE
Rated as one of the best luxury resorts in Canmore, Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE Hotels and Resorts (one of six hotels the group owns in the province) is a great place to stay for couples, families, and groups seeking thrilling outdoor adventures yet without being too far away from an urban center. In fact, Stoneridge is just a short stroll away from Canmore's downtown core, ensuring that fun things to see and do, like shopping, visiting attractions, and dining, are all easily accessible. Another plus is the resort's proximity to Banff National Park in the very heart of the Rockies.
All accommodations, whether you opt for a one-, two-, or three-bedroom condo-style suite, come fully-equipped with all the comforts of home, including large kitchens, TVs, and sound systems, along with large bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers. A welcome inclusion are the sizable private patios, each with its own barbecue. On-site guest amenities include a large indoor-outdoor pool (heated year-round); a large hot tub; and for those wanting to stay fit, a gym area. Another big plus, especially in winter, is the inclusion of free, heated underground parking.
Address: 30 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE
2 Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
Another of CLIQUE Hotels and Resorts' luxurious Alberta offerings, Blackstone Mountain Lodge in Canmore offers the perfect base from which to explore the Canadian Rockies and nearby attractions, like Banff National Park and stunning Lake Louise. Blackstone also offers numerous on-site amenities, too, including a heated outdoor pool that's open year-round, a number of hot tubs, a gym, plus a barbecue area for grilling. Also notable is the Verde Day Spa, a full spa that offers everything from pedicures and manicures to massages and body wraps. Ski and bike lockers are also provided, as is heated underground parking.
Accommodations here are certainly spacious. A choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom suites are available, some with their own kitchen and breakfast bar. Other features found in all these pleasantly decorated units include fireplaces, washer/dryers, full bathrooms with separate showers, and balconies large enough to relax on comfortably with friends and family as you enjoy the magnificent views.
Address: 170 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
3 Copperstone Resort by CLIQUE
Despite being surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in all of Canada, guests staying at CLIQUE's Copperstone Resort, in the Canmore neighborhood of Dead Man's Flats, have no end of good excuses to spend time on the premises. In addition to having fun on-site amenities, including a large swimming pool and 10-person hot tub, guests have access to a fitness center, DVD and games library, and outdoor barbecues.
The resort's accommodation options include one- and two-bedroom units, some with an optional den when additional space is needed. They come with a full kitchen, separate living area with a pull-out couch, dining room, and a large balcony. High-speed Wi-Fi is also included. If traveling with pets, be sure to ask ahead of time for a pet-friendly unit. You'll be provided with a doggy bed and treat bag, along with plenty of walking trails, perfect for your pooch.
Address: 250 2nd Avenue, Dead Man's Flats, Alberta
Accommodation: Copperstone Resort by CLIQUE
4 Solara Resort & Spa
An award-winning wellness retreat, Solara Resort & Spa offers a variety of luxury, lodge-style accommodation options suitable for everything from large groups to family gatherings to romantic getaways for couples. Suites come in one-, two- and three-bedroom variants, each with attractive granite-topped kitchens and high-end stainless steel appliances, custom-wood furniture, large fireplaces, huge windows allowing plenty of natural light, plus pull-out beds in the living area. A real treat is enjoying the incredible views from your private balcony or patio. A number of premium top-floor suites are also available, featuring additional living space plus upgrades, including an island with stools in the kitchen plus a dining room.
The resort's world-class amenities include a large conference center, along with Canmore's only movie theater, exclusive to guests and showing free movies each night. Another perk is free use of the resort's mountain bikes. Guests also enjoy the One Wellness & Spa with its steam and sauna rooms, comfortable lounge area, and full menu of spa services. Other amenities include a fitness center, video library, ski waxing room, storage lockers, and underground parking,
Address: 187 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Solara Resort & Spa
5 Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE
The fully refurbished suites at Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE consist of spacious one- and two-bedroom units perfectly suited for family gatherings, as well as deluxe rooms and suites ideal for couples seeking an intimate getaway. All units come with bathrooms featuring oversized tubs, walk-in showers, and bathrobes; kitchens or kitchenettes with the latest appliances; and such standard features as fireplaces, large flat-screen TVs, and pull-out couches, along with private balconies or patios. Wi-Fi is also included, as is heated underground parking and a self-service car wash.
On-site amenities for guests to enjoy include two outdoor hot tubs, free use of games and puzzles, area guidebooks and maps, and a fitness room.
Address: 190 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE
6 Rundle Cliffs Luxury Mountain Lodge
If location is a factor when it comes to choosing the best place to stay, it doesn't get much better than Rundle Cliffs Luxury Mountain Lodge. Located in the heart of Spring Creek, a mountain village-style development, the resort is popular for its easy access via attractive creekside pathways leading to great shopping, dining, and entertainment in downtown Canmore. For those wanting to stay on-site, the resort offers plenty of things to do, from outdoor pools and hot tubs to a games room with pool tables, and a fitness center. Underground parking is also provided, ensuring guests a pleasant, pedestrian-only experience on the resort and along the route to town.
Guest room options include your choice of one-, two-, and three- bedroom lodge-style units, each with its own private deck with a barbecue plus unobstructed views over the Rockies. Other welcome touches include the use of bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and well-appointed kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly suites are also available and include goodie bags, dog park maps, and doggy treats.
Address: 379 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Rundle Cliffs Luxury Mountain Lodge
7 The Summit at Grande Rockies
Offering what the resort calls an "elevated penthouse living experience," The Summit at Grande Rockies delivers a veritable home-away-from-home experience. Each spacious one- or two-bedroom, condo-style unit covers two stories and comes complete with a large and fully-equipped kitchen, bathrooms with large soaker tubs and steam showers, separate dining areas, gas fireplaces, and private balconies or decks with amazing views toward the Rockies. (Hot Tip: Be sure to request one of the deluxe, 140 square-meter units with their very own six-person hot tubs and second balcony.)
Amenities available for guests include a swimming pool and hot tub, an on-site restaurant, and two dedicated underground parking spaces.
Address: 901 Mountain Street, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: The Summit at Grande Rockies
8 Best Western Pocaterra Inn
Offering a variety of spacious accommodations and a great location close to downtown Canmore, the Best Western Pocaterra Inn is a popular choice for those visiting one of Alberta's top tourist destinations. Room choices range from comfortable, standard hotel-style affairs to luxury top-floor executive suites boasting beautiful views over Canmore and its surrounds. In-room features of these sumptuous suites include king beds, a two-sided fireplace, two bathrooms (one with a bathtub big enough for two), a separate living area, and larger balcony.
Other notable accommodation options include the special "Hide-a-Bed" rooms, perfect for larger families as they contain two queen beds plus a pull-out sofa; fully accessible rooms, with a larger bathroom equipped with safety bars for those with mobility issues; and pet-friendly rooms.
On-site amenities include use of a business center, meeting rooms, a fitness center, indoor swimming pool (plus waterslide), and a steam room. A nice perk is the complimentary continental breakfast.
Address: 1725 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta
Accommodation: Best Western Pocaterra Inn