Moving to Canmore, a real possibility.
Canmore Alberta has quickly become one of the most desirable mountain towns in the Canadian Rockies. A beautiful and enchanting town, Canmore offers a laid-back lifestyle, with a strong sense of community and incredible mountain views.
In the latest events of this year, 2020 has shown us that many of our jobs can now be done remotely. Therefore, opening our eyes to new and different possibilities as to where and how we can choose to live. Now more than ever we might want to start deciding on where we want our home to be, based on the community and lifestyle and not on how far the commute to the office is. Thus, all the greater reason to consider venturing into the Canmore housing market and take into account the real possibility of moving to Canmore.
Read further on why Canmore might be the perfect place for you to leave the city behind and move to the mountains permanently. Whether you are planning for your first home, recreational or investment property or planning for your future retirement, Canmore is the perfect place for anyone who loves the mountain lifestyle.
Plenty of Space to Roam
Canmore is a natural paradise, full of forested slopes and rocky peaks with plenty of space for you to roam and enjoy the endless outdoor activities. While living in Canmore you will be surrounded by majestic mountains and beautiful alpine lakes. Making Canmore the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast or someone who just loves relaxing in nature.
While living in Canmore you will always feel like you are on a permanent vacation! Just five minutes from the gates of Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country to the south, Canmore is sure to offer you the full authentic mountain living experience. With 3 major ski hills, the Canmore Nordic Centre, hiking trails, paddling, rafting, cycling, and climbing all outside your doorstep, your days can be full of endless possibilities!
Whether you’re looking for an easy day hike or to summit a peak, Canmore offers boundless hiking trails. Walk along the Three Sisters pathway and venture into downtown. Enjoy the clear blue lakes of Grassi Lakes or the Quarry, or summit one of the four peaks of Ha Ling, Mount Lady Macdonald, EEOR or Grotto Mountain. Believe it or not, many locals have completed all four peaks in one day, completing The Canmore Quad Challenge.
If biking is your choice of sport then Canmore is the place to be, it truly is a biking town. The Millennium and Benchlands Mountain Bike Skills Parks span a total of 2,000 kilometres worth of logs, ladders and jump lines designed for all skill levels. Canmore also plays host to several intense competitive mountain biking events every year, like the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Mountain Bike Race in July, and Rundle’s Revenge in June. Not only is Canmore made for mountain biking but also for road biking. Head out onto the famous Legacy Trial, 22 kilometres of paved road bridge the gap between Canmore and Banff.
Canmore is also known for its winter activities. The Canmore Nordic Centre, home to several 1988 Winter Olympic events, features a variety of cross-country ski tracks suitable for all abilities. As well as, being only minutes away from the exceptional ski resorts of Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village, you’ll have ample opportunity to hit the slopes. These three resorts boast almost 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, and 26 chairlifts! The resorts offer amazing seasonal lift passes under SkiBig3, for you to take full advantage of the snow and terrain.
A Great Community
Being part of a small mountain community can be a great and rewarding experience! Everyone shares the same passion for a communal lifestyle, all while being appreciative of one another and the place they live. By becoming a local you will truly get to know your neighbours and local shop owners, and they will get to know you.
Canmore’s lively restaurant scene is always bursting with fresh new dining joints and trusted local favourites. Why not try out Grizzly Paw Pub and Brewing Company, full of craft beers and sodas on tap, the perfect stop after a day of biking or hiking. Or find your favourite coffee shop, because there are plenty! Beamer’s Coffee Bar, Rocky Mountain Bagel Co., The Bicycle Cafe, and Mountain Mercato just to name a few!
Canmore is also full of art and culture. ArtsPlace offers a wide range of films, performances, classes and workshops each year. As well as, the many art galleries and local artists around town. Canmore is only a 20 min drive from the Banff Centre, which has grown to become a global organization leading in arts and culture, hosting the Banff Film Festival and major bands.
Location and Opportunities
Unlike other mountain towns which might be cut off from larger amenities, Canmore has almost everything the big city has, including a variety of restaurants, cafes, stores, and schools, including a French immersion school. As well, Canmore is only an hour away from the Calgary international airport right off the TransCanada Highway. Offering the perfect location, close enough to everything you need all while feeling secluded.
Canmore provides a great spectrum of employment opportunities to their locals but is still conveniently located only 1 hour away from Calgary. There are strong growth opportunities in all business sectors in Canmore. At the heart of Canmore is the uniquely vibrant downtown core, Canmore welcomes new businesses who share their values and beliefs and adds to the authenticity of Canmore. The community seeks to support businesses that take advantage of the incredible location while producing minimal environmental impact.
Deciding on Your Mountain Home
Now that you have decided that Canmore is the right place for you it’s time to decide on the right type of home for yourself and your family. Are you looking to make a more permanent move, purchase a recreational property or an investment property that can transform into your future retirement plans? Whatever your home needs might be, here at Distinctive Homes we have the right type of property available for you.
Why Choose Distinctive Homes
We are the leaders in Canmore real estate and Canmore home development . We are driven by an unwavering commitment to create beautiful, high quality, environmentally responsible homes and carry over 25 years of experience in the Bow Valley. Our expertises lie in designing new luxury mountain homes, with architecture and design that reflects the area and homeowners.
You can rest assured that you are receiving a quality home with Distinctive Homes. All our Alberta home listings are new construction homes. There are many contributing factors as to why new is the better choice. When you buy a new construction home, you can have peace of mind with our 1-year comprehensive warranty period. Distinctive Homes is also a proud member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program which protects your home with 1, 2, 5 & 10-year coverage.
Here at Distinctive Homes we have the best and newest home listings in Canmore, ranging from Canmore condos, duplexes and single family homes. While not only deciding to move to mountains it is important that you find the right home for your mountain active lifestyle, that allows for the smoothest transition and that best fits you and your family.
Finding A Mountain Home That Fits Your Active Lifestyle
We also understand the importance of choice, which is why we are proud to provide you with the most variety of condos, duplex and single family home across Canmore. Whether you’re looking to be a part of the downtown action or to have a home at the base of a trail head, we are sure to have the home for you. See below our Canmore properties and find the one that is right for you.
Condo Style Living
Lookout Ridge: This beautiful new development is tucked into a quiet corner of what is quickly becoming one of Canmore’s most sought after neighbourhoods, of Stewart Creek within Three Sisters Mountain Village. If you are seeking a home with low winter maintenance, stunning mountain views and direct access to biking and hiking trails, these condos are the perfect place for you to truly enjoy mountain living. One to three bedroom condo units are available starting from the $400s, Lookout Ridge even has its own private courtyard that looks directly out to the mountain vistas. Creating its own personal peaceful vibe that is like no other in the valley.
The Residences of Seventh and Seventh: An unbeatable location and absolute luxury sets this boutique development apart from the rest. The Residences at Seventh and Seventh are downtown Canmore condos for sale, centrally located and close to all amenities, making the perfect location for walkable Canmore living. Step onto the streets of downtown Canmore and indulge in the bold tastes of the many restaurants, cafes and local offerings. Experience one of a kind shopping at local boutiques or stop by the river and enjoy the scenic views. Whether you’re downsizing, looking for that perfect weekend getaway, or just want to have walkable access to all that downtown offers, we have a floor plan that will suit your needs.
Duplex and Single Family Homes
Are you looking for a home to store all your toys, have plenty of guest space, or a backyard for barbecuing? Distinctive Homes single-family and duplex homes maximize the functionality and lifestyle of Canmore living. Canmore is an active community, and we want to build homes that accommodate the needs of those who take part. With skiing, hiking trails, paddling, rafting, cycling, and climbing all outside your doorstep our custom homes will fulfill all your growing hobbies. We are currently offering:
Custom Single Family Homes: Choose from our selection of single family home floor plans and customize your dream mountain home. By choosing to build new, you now have the opportunity to create your own dream home, because why should you settle for someone else’s choices? By choosing to build with Distinctive Homes we will work with you to combine function and style, as you select your own appliances, colours, cabinets, countertops, tile and flooring to create a home that reflects your style and personality. With your new build from Distinctive Homes you will experience the luxury of personalized finishes from the day you move in, what could be more perfect than that!
The Bow Collection: Affordable family sized duplexes with custom finishings, three levels, four bedrooms, a wrap-around deck, and double car garage, these exquisite family duplexes will allow you to live out your life in the Canadian Rockies in comfort and style.
Move-In Ready Homes: If you are not wanting to wait for a build or find picking everything for your home a bit daunting, then a Move-In Ready Home from Distinctive Homes might be right for you!
When purchasing a Move-In Ready Home from Distinctive Homes, you are still receiving all the advantages of buying a new home. This includes having a home that is Built Green Certified, as well as having Distinctive Homes 1-year comprehensive warranty period. You’ll receive the Alberta New Home Warranty Program which protects your home with 1, 2, 5 & 10-year coverage. These homes combine exquisite, high-quality design and fantastic kitchen upgrades, with top of the line GE or Monogram Appliances and high-quality finishes, delivering a beyond exceptional home.
Please find our Canmore virtual home tours HERE. And browse through our selection of new Canmore homes.
Making the Move
Living in such a pristine environment unites you with nature and an outdoor lifestyle. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, pond-hockey are just some of the limitless activities you could enjoy daily when living in Canmore. The breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies is truly magnificent. All in all, Canmore is a stunning town that would make a great home for all.
So no matter what your mountain lifestyle might be, know that Distinctive Homes has the perfect home for you.