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.
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.
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.
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 :-)
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?
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).
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.
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