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Canmore, Alberta

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The location of Canmore

Welcome to Canmore ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Canmore had a population of 12,039 people.<1>

The town of Canmore was incorporated in 1965.

Canmore is 4,490 feet [1,369 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Canmore is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Canmore lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Canmore: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Canmore: T1W<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Canmore had a population of 12,039 people.

The population of Canmore represents 0.37% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 18th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 12,039 people, the population of Canmore increased 11.55% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 10,792 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canmore.

Communities near Canmore ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Canmore and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Anthracite - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Banff   [Map]   6,700   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bankhead - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kananaskis   [Map]   429   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Canmore.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canmore. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Canmore:

Websites for Canmore ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canmore ...

Looking for more information about Canmore? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canmore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canmore.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Canmore:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Canmore were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canmore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Canmore, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Canmore). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Canmore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canmore) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0896, Longitude: -115.3457     [Map].

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