I know I have posted on Canmore before, but here is a refresher for my new readers.
Canmore is a Rocky Mountain town about 50 miles (81 km) west of Calgary. It was officially named in 1884 by Canadian Pacific Railway director Donald A Smith, who named it for Malcolm III of Scotland, whose nickname was Canmore, from the Gaelic “Ceann Mór” for “Big Head”).
In 1886, Queen Victoria granted a coal mining charter to the town and the Number 1 mine opened in 1887. In the 1890s, a Northwest Mounted Police barracks was established on Main Street, but it was vacated in 1927.
Canmore was incorporated as a village in 1965 and as a town in 1966. Population as of the 2016 census was listed as 13,992.
With its fine mountain scenery and laid back outdoorsy, lifestyle it has become a tourist destination, with numerous condos and timeshares being built. I will leave you with these views: