Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Top 10 Things To Do As A Family in Canmore Kananaskis

Summer is here and Canmore is a great jumping off point for family-friendly adventures in the Canadian Rockies from gentle walks with a stroller to single track mountain biking that will leave your teens screaming for more.  While the mountain town was definitely hit hard by the recent flooding, tourism is back on track and trails are slowly reopening. 

No place I'd rather be than in Kananaskis - my backyard and my mountain home

One of our favourite things to do together as a family in Canmore is to bike or hike along the Bow River. There are approximately 70km of maintained trails located inside the town boundaries and you’ll find the path along the river to be very pleasant for biking or walking as a family. 

Biking in Canmore

On hot days we love to head out to nearby Quarry Lake.  Bring your bathing suit with you because this is the town swimming hole and a very popular place on a hot day.  Quarry Lake has the best beach in the Bow Valley and children will happily spend hours splashing around in the lake and playing in the sand. 

Quarry Lake - Canmore's Local Beach

To read my full list of the top 10 things to do as a family in Canmore Kananaskis, please visit the Tourism Canmore Kananaskis website  to read my newly published story for them.  I covered everything from hiking to biking, road trips, sightseeing, horseback riding and swimming.  There is definitely something on the list for every member of your family and I learned a few new things myself while doing research for the story.  I had no idea for example that there were no trail fees for the Canmore Nordic Centre in place for the summer season.  I had been wanting to try biking or hiking there for years now but was always discouraged by the fact that I thought I'd have to pay to bike or hike.  Not true. 

The Nordic Centre is open and a great spot for family biking

Check out the story and let me know what you plan to do first this weekend.

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