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    Various: Ammolite

    by atufft Written Aug 4, 2014

    Banff and Lake Louise gift shops, especially at the old hotels, are full of high quality fossils, agates, and other gems, but Canadian Ammolite is the most famous. This gem is actually a fossilized mollusk, the shell having turned to rarified rainbow of dark greens, blues, and yellows. This is stunning stuff. The best place in Canmore to go for this is the Ammolite Factory, which is actually not within the old business district. Instead, it's located nearly out of town on the east side, within the Elk Industrial Park. There you get not only an excellent collection, but a chance to see workers polishing and making jewelry. They also have a nice collection of other fossilized gems. Sorry. No photos of the gems themselves because these shops restrict photography, but you will soon find out the beauty, as well as the expense, of this jewelry.

    View of Three Sisters from the Ammolite Factory
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    Bicycle Cafe: Buy a Mountain Bike or a Coffee

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    Good selection of mountain sports equipment including bikes - snowboards - skateboards - almost anything for the great outdoors.

    What to buy: If like me you just want to browse - well the baggage allowance isn't enough to pack in a bike as well.
    This shop has a seperate cafe selling coffee, cold drinks & snacks.

    Mountain Bikes for Sale
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    The Settlers Cabin: Some interesting shopping to be had in Canmore

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 3, 2005

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    So many local craft items crammed into the shop made it difficult to decide what to buy.
    I was quite happy just browsing through the books & natural gifts on sale.

    What to buy: Canmore has many shops not all are aimed at tourists. You can find all most anything in town from home furnishings to local supermarkets.

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    Main Street

    by madamx Updated Jun 23, 2004

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    Most of the shopping is on Main Street, and it has a small-town feel to it, as opposed to Banff, which is more tourist-orientated.

    My favorite shops are: Willow for beautiful gift items and flowers; the atmosphere is soothing and calming; The Tin Box for witty and unique gift items; and Barnyard Stix for more unique gift items. The Rocky Mountain Soap Company creates it's own line of bath products from natural ingredients, and also carry the wonderfully scented Root candles. For bargain basement prices, check out the Saan store; every small town in Alberta seems to have one. I've also heard The Dollar Store in Canmore is really good too, especially for trinkets for restless kids.

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    JK Bakery: European breads & specialty cakes

    by BLewJay Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Again, this is one of those shops that we found by word of mouth. The service is first class and the food is delicious.

    What to buy: We wanted to have cheesecake at the Alberta BBQ, so we selected the following: Turtle, Strawberry & Creme, Key Lime and Tiramisu. They were all delicious!!!

    What to pay: We paid less than $90.00 (USD) for all the cheesecakes and that was enough to feed over 55 people. We even had some left over, so we took it home :-)

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    Willow Haven Flower Shop: Creative & unique masters in European designs

    by BLewJay Updated Sep 8, 2003

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    Flowers, flowers everywhere and creativity abound make this a place to shop for flowers. Whether shopping for a wedding, convention or your everyday floral decor, this place can't be missed. Leo (pronounced Lay-O) will put you at ease and make your selection the most beautiful thing on the face of the earth.

    What to buy: We purchased our wedding flowers from Willow Haven and it was simply marvelous!!!

    What to pay: Just over $800.00 (USD) for a complete setup...not bad, eh?

    One with nature
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    Rapunzel's for hair: Imagination has no limitations!!!

    by BLewJay Written Sep 8, 2003

    This is a local Canmore establishment with a big time reputation. The service is first class and the price is right!!! The owner and employees are helpful, entertaining and they are very customer oriented (very professional and caring). LJ and the other people in the wedding party went to Rapunzel's to get their hair and makeup done...they looked fabulous when all was said and done.

    What to buy: Hair and beauty products

    What to pay: LJ and the other women got their hair and makeup done for about $85.00 (USD).

    Padre and his beautiful daughter
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    Cake Creations: Specializing in custom made wedding cakes

    by BLewJay Updated Sep 5, 2003

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    If you are going to get married in the Canadian Rockies (e.g., Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff, etc.) then this is the place to go for your cake to be made. Ms. Barb LaBerge is so friendly and warm that you instantly feel as if you are part of her family. Her company was highly recommended by many of the wedding/marketing coordinators in the area, so that has to tell you something about her outstanding reputation.

    What to buy: Cakes, cakes and more cakes

    What to pay: It all depends on how much detail you want on your cake...let me put it this way, Cake Creations offers very reasonable prices.

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    School Bus: Turn the Old School Bus into a Tastey Treat

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    What a novel idea to turn an old school bus into an ice cream van
    Both images instantly recogniseable to children

    What to buy: Ice Cream of course

    What to pay: A few cents

    Ice Cream from the Bus
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