Canmore is a jewel in the province of Alberta. While Jasper and Banff used to steal the tourism spotlight, Canmore was known to a select few as the equally beautiful Rocky Mountain location without the hustle and bustle of the busy summer season. Residents knew, however, that once the word got out, Canmore would be a hot spot for both visitors and people looking to settle down – and they were right. The population grew by more than 11 per cent between 2011 and 2016. You too may be thinking of buying a new condo in Canmore, so let’s take a closer look at who your neighbours might be.
Buying a New Condo in Canmore to be Close to Nature
Living in Canmore is like living inside a postcard. It is home to two incredible mountain summits including the Three Sisters. A favourite hike for locals and tourists is the winding trails of Grassi Lakes, where a stunning waterfall is just one of the features. The trail ends with a surprise – two shimmering turquoise lakes reward your mountain hike. It’s a year-round paradise for nature lovers with bird watching, mountaineering, bike riding, hiking, and lakeside fun in the summer, and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, fat biking, and carnivals in the winter. If you are buying a new condo in Canmore, it’s because you love the great outdoors, and so do your neighbours.
This town attracts people from all over the world who want to downsize by buying a new condo in Canmore. It also attracts families who want all the amenities of a good-sized town, with the slower pace and open air offered by the unspoiled outdoors.
You may be surprised to learn that there is a fairly even population spread between 15-64 years of age (youth 15-19: 580, young adults 20-24: 630, young adults 25-29: 800, senior population 60-64: 905). While there are a lot of retirees (1,535 aged 65+), there are also a lot of youth (1,745 aged 0-14). The male/female ratio as per the latest census data is also very evenly split with 5,900 males and 5,860 females.
Canmore is rich in culture too; the population includes First Nations, European, Caribbean, South America, African, Asian, and Pacific Islander residents. Out of Canmore’s 11,000+ population, just over 1,000 residents are a visible minority.
The majority of residents in Canmore are married or common law couples with two person households taking the lead under StatCan’s family characteristics data. However, for those that like to live alone or hope to meet someone special in Canmore, there are plenty of single households too.
Buying a condo in Canmore means living among a population that is diverse in age, family status, and culture. This naturally lends itself to Canmore having a thriving scene for everyone, from youth to seniors, with places of worship, art galleries, activity centres, schools, and all the bounty of the beautiful outdoors.
Enjoy Life in Canmore
Distinctive Homes builds condos in Canmore and has locations for every type of lifestyle. Take advantage of the mountain views or live steps away from all the amenities of town, whatever your reasons for relocating or buying a condo as a vacation home in Canmore, Distinctive Homes has what you need. Contact us today learn more.