The Second Annual Canadian Metabolomics Conference

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

May 1st - 2nd, 2019

About Canmore

Located 1 hour West of Calgary and only 5 minutes from Banff National Park, Canmore lies nestled along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Along with a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities, guests can enjoy fine dining restaurants with family and friends, as well as gain an appreciation of Canmore’s rich history at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

On behalf of the Canadian Metabolomics Conference, we welcome you to the beautiful town of Canmore, Alberta, and wish that you have a great stay! 


In Canmore, spring arrives as early as April, bringing with it the scent of fresh growth and blooming flowers. Although temperatures during the spring months typically range between 10°C and 20°C, visitors should be cautious of the frequent precipitation. Not only does this include periodic rainfall a few times each month, but in the higher altitudes of the mountains, the chance for snow as well. 

Visitors in the springtime are advised to pack heavier clothing suitable for winter conditions, especially if they are engaging in outdoor activities/events. For guests who are going hiking or bike riding while in Canmore, ensure that you bring adequate food/water for your trip, along with insect repellant, bear spray, and first aid equipment. 


Canmore has a variety of fun activities that will keep visitors occupied during their stay. For outdoor activities, visitors are encouraged to go hiking along Canmore’s many trails, passing through an array of stunning ravines, canyons, and glaciers. There are also various bike routes that run throughout Canmore’s surrounding area, perfect for both the casual cyclist and the more advanced mountain biker. In addition, horseback riding is available from the Cross Zee Ranch, along with canoe rentals to be enjoyed at Canmore’s nearby lakes. 

On rainy days, Canmore has many indoor activities for guests to enjoy. For art enthusiasts, Canmore has a handful of local galleries featuring work from Canadian artists, including the Fallen Leaf Art Gallery and Elevation Gallery. For craft beer and wine lovers, The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company and Wild Life Distillery are among Canmore’s finest distilleries. Visitors who enjoy physical activity are encouraged to stop by the Canmore Recreation Centre for rock climbing, swimming, indoor skating, and a fully equipped gymnasium. 

For more information about activities in Canmore, please refer to the maps and guides listed below. 

Surrounding Area 

In addition to the activities that can be enjoyed in the town of Canmore, visitors can also take in the many attractions of Banff and Jasper National Park during their stay. Spring skiing is available from Sunshine Village until May 20th (approx. 30 minutes West of Canmore), as well as from Lake Louise Ski Resort until May 5th (approx. 1 hour Northwest of Canmore). Guests can also take part in guided tours of Lake Louise, the town of Jasper, and the Columbian Icefields by visiting the Icefields Parkway (approx. 2.5 hours Northwest of Canmore). Banff and Jasper National Park are also home to several natural hot springs for visitors to relax in, including Miette Hot Springs in Jasper (approx. 4 hours Northwest of Canmore) and the Banff Upper Hot Springs (approx. 30 minutes Northwest of Canmore).  

Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! 

Visitor Guides & Maps