One week in Canmore, Canada.

What did we do whilst in Canmore, Alberta, Canada for one week? 

  • Stared at the Rocky Mountains from our condo and from every direction! Here are the Three Sisters.

  • Hung out in the comfort of our condo and watched movies.
  • Had a dinner party with one of Steve’s workmates Nicole and 3 of her friends with the most decadent dessert ever, Brownie Delight. Here is the link to the recipe:  Thanks for the new boots Nicole.  They have been used a few times now and are very comfy and kept me warm and dry during our hike to Grassi Lakes.

  • Enjoyed lovely cold walks along the local river and checked out the cute little shops in town.

  • Went to the Canmore Geological Museum and have a knew appreciation for the science of geology.

  • Hiked to the gorgeous green-blue Grassi Lakes just a short drive out of Canmore.

  • Watched the local Canmore Eagles ice hockey team play a game and get into fights!

  • Baked cookies.
  • Got up 4 mornings in a row, well before sunrise to line up for free $25 vouchers from the new Canmore Canadian Tire store!

  • Caught up on rest and relaxation.
  • Utilised the exercise room down the hallway.
  • Attended the Canmore Remembrance Day Service and met a couple of real Mounties!

  • Drove to Banff for an afternoon of sightseeing. Didn’t spend $90 on a gondola ride because we have had many rides and thought the money would be better used in Florida!


  • Went to the Nordic Centre to watch time-trials for biathalon athletes and watched the 15 or so machines making snow.

  • Enjoyed another small hike around Canmore. Had fun throwing rocks onto ice and finding a playground with an amazing view.  Saw a few bunnies and squirrels but not the animal (elk) responsible for the larger scats on the grass!

Overall we had a wonderful week. Sure, more snow would have been a bonus but we obviously filled in our time. Can’t wait to show you what we get up to in Florida very soon.



  • Win Bartholomai November 16, 2011

    Hi to you all, What spectacular countryside. Good on you for getting up early to get the freebies – it all helps and I bet Harris was happy to have a few extra $. Enjoy Florida. See you in 8 weeks!

  • Carin Sandell November 17, 2011

    What a lovley place. I hope I can get to Canada some day.

  • Baigrie Family November 17, 2011

    Hi Carin, We have really enjoyed our time in Canada and highly recommend it! Lots of beautiful spaces, like Sweden and easy to drive around.

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