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Canmore B&B Stella Alpina Location & Recreation

COMING FROM CALGARY (TransCanada West)

Turn off the TransCanada on the third exit into Canmore which is labeled EXIT 89- TOWN CENTRE. You will have to go through a large loop in which you will see the Holiday Inn and you will cross over the TransCanada. Follow the signs toward the town centre that take you to Main street. Drive through Main street (8th street) until The Wood Restaurant.  Turn right on 8th avenue and then immediately turn left on 9th street which will lead you to 9th avenue. Stella Alpina is the third house (#1009) on the right.

COMING FROM BANFF (TransCanada East)

Turn off the TransCanada on the first exit from Banff which is marked “Canmore EXIT 86″.  Continue until the first traffic lights. Turn right, over the train tracks and turn right again onto 17th street as the road forks. Turn left onto FAIRHOLM drive, and then a right turn on 11th street. Turn left on 9th avenue and Stella Alpina B&B is the third house on the left (#1009).

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SUMMER

Mountain bike trails from beginner to advanced form a network through the mountains. Canada Day celebrations on July 1 include a parade, trail running race, a town party and fireworks at night. Take to alpine trails or scenic passes on spectacular mountain trails. See hummingbirds and other friendly animals and enjoy the many flowers blooming at Stella Alpina. Relax fly-fishing in a trout filled lake or river. Enjoy Canmore Heritage Days Folk Festival, a celebration of music and laughter (beginning of August). The Canmore Highland Games features bagpipe music, Highland dancing, fiddling, and more, usually around the beginning of September. Or take a scenic helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

AUTUMN

The Canadian Rocky Mountain Marathon and 8Km race, mid September, follows an incredibly scenic route. The festival of Eagles (early October) celebrates the annual southern migration of the golden eagle. Enjoy beautiful fall colours as the leaves change throughout the area – especially the larch trees. Stars shine brightly on cool fall nights, far away from big city lights. Crack the golf ball down the fairway at one of the three scenic and challenging golf courses in Canmore, or at the world famous Banff Springs Golf Course.

WINTER

Canmore is the site of the Canmore Nordic Centre which was constructed for the Nordic events at the 1988 Winter Olympics. This world famous ski area hosted many major events such as the World Junior Nordic and Biathlon Championships, Nordic Masters World Championships and continues to host many local cross country and biathlon races. It is truly a world class facility. With Banff National Park and Lake Louise to the west and Kananaskis Country Provincial Park to the south, there are hundreds of groomed trails open for cross country skiing, and many areas of untouched wilderness for touring, backcountry skiing, or take a adventurous dogsled tour with Snowy Owl Tours. Five major alpine ski resorts, one of which hosted the alpine events for the 1988 Olympics, are located within an hour’s drive from Canmore.

SPRING

Wild animals are often spotted along the trails and riverbanks near Stella Alpina. Watch for beaver, elk, coyotes and even bears. Crocuses and other early flowers begin to blossom in the alpine meadows. Enjoy spring skiing at nearby Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Banff Mt. Norquay, Nakiska and Fortress Mountain. Play tennis on a free public tennis court just a few houses away.