Canmore is a vibrant community surrounded by some of the most recognizable scenery in the world. Once a small mining town, Canmore has quickly grown into one of the most beautiful and enchanting towns in Alberta and even Canada. Enclosed by towering mountains Canmore has become the gateway community into the Canadian Rockies and is becoming known as the locals version of Banff. Whereas Banff is specifically designed for tourists and caters to millions of people each and every year, Canmore is the town where locals live, work and play in the Canadian Rockies.
By choosing to have your vacation property or a recreation home in Canmore you will be embracing the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. Surround yourself with extraordinarily mountain views, an abundance of wildlife, and take part in the multitude of recreational activities. So why not make the leap to owning your very own recreation home in Canmore, Alberta because now is the time to have your own personal getaway and a permanent excuse to escape to the mountains.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should invest in a vacation property in Canmore, Alberta.
It’s Easy To Get Here.
When deciding on your vacation home it is important to comprehend and understand the complications of travel time and accessibility. Canmore is a unique mountain town because it is in prime proximity, whether your home base is in Calgary, Edmonton or internationally. Located only 88 kilometers west of Calgary, Alberta, and minutes away from Banff’s east gate. The drive from Calgary’s western city limit takes only about one hour travelling time right down the Trans-Canada Highway.
If you are travelling internationally there are a variety of shuttle companies that offer regular daily shuttles between downtown Calgary, Calgary International Airport, and Canmore. In addition, even if you don’t have a personal vehicle within Canmore it’s so easy to leave your car behind and get around on foot, by bus, or of course bike! There is also plenty of public transportation that can get you all the way to Banff National Park and even Lake Louise.
Getaways Will Become Easy.
Now that you have a vacation home there will be no more deciding on where to go for vacations. Your new Canmore home will become the go-to spot for the family, to host a girls’ weekend, or even for the annual family reunion. When you own a vacation home there is the freedom of choice. You are able to choose the length of your vacations, whether you will be in your home for a few months or just head there for the weekends. Therefore, when deciding on your new Canmore home, it is important to think about what type of home suits you and your guests or families needs.
Here at Distinctive Homes we offer a wide variety of new construction luxury mountain homes, including new single family mountain homes, Canmore condos, and full-size family duplexes.
A Home That Has It All.
If you are looking for a home that will host the whole family for a multitude of weeks, you may want to consider one of our new home developments, duplexes, or move in ready homes in the beautiful Stewart Creek. Having a larger vacation home is a great way to make memories with family, it can become the perfect setting for larger get togethers, and can be the start to wonderful traditions. Our Distinctive Homes single family homes maximize mountain lifestyle and functionality. Feel a sense of lightness by the open concept floor plans, vaulted ceilings for the cabin effect, and an abundance of windows drawing in on those majestic mountain views. Cook extravagant meals in a gourmet kitchen with a massive quartz-island and large pantry storage, or relax at the end of the day next to a warm fireplace. Explore our move-in ready homes online through our virtual tours or view our available custom home lots in our Stewart Creek development.
If you are not looking for a home to have all the family over, but something to which you can just escape to the mountains, our Distinctive Homes condos at Lookout Ridge and Seventh and Seventh are the perfect place for you to truly enjoy mountain living. These homes maintain all the comforts of a larger home but without the outdoor maintenance. They include underground heated parking, large storage lockers, and stunning mountain views with direct access to biking and hiking trails.
It’s Convenient and Flexible.
Having your own place in the Canadian Rockies is also all about pure convenience. When we spend time in the mountains we know that you will be participating in the many activities that are in the area. Therefore, it is essential that you have a home in which you can store all your toys. No need to worry about packing when all of your equipment is already accounted for.
Which is why when we are designing our Canmore homes and condos we understand the importance of storage. Within our single family homes and duplex homes we offer a double or triple car garage for superb storage. That way your ski’s, snowboards, bikes, canoes or whatever toys you are using in the mountains can take up permanent residency here in Canmore. Even in our condo developments we offer large underground storage units that are able to fit your bikes and other larger equipment.
In addition to having somewhere to go on vacation, you gain the benefit of flexibility in where you live. This can come in handy if you want to relocate for a new job, without giving up your primary home and enjoy the mountains when you aren’t in your vacation home, you have the flexibility to allow other family members to stay there.
Comfortable and Familiar.
The opportunity to build even more memories and have roots in another community shouldn’t be overlooked. Your Canmore home can be a special place to host loved ones, create new traditions, or give you a peaceful haven when you need to get away. Your children will benefit from new experiences and friends—and as they age, your vacation home can serve as an heirloom to be passed down to future generations.
Feel Confident with Distinctive Homes.
Sometimes having a second home can be worrying, with maintenance issues. Especially when buying an older home because repairs with older homes tend to need immediate attention, not-to-mention the inconvenience of waiting for trades to help you. So when it comes to purchasing a second home, buying new is the only way to go since you are leaving your home for longer periods of time. A new build gives you the assurance that you won’t come back to any unforeseen damages and repairs, which in the long-run will save you time and money! Therefore, when you purchase a new construction home with Distinctive Homes you can rest assured that you are buying a home of quality and comfort. We understand that feeling confident and comfortable in your vacation home is an absolute must.
Embracing the Mountain Lifestyle.
Let’s face it, when you own a home in the mountains all you really want to do is embrace the mountain living lifestyle of biking, hiking, and skiing. Therefore, Canmore is without a doubt the place to be!
Canmore offers an extensive network of multi-use trails extending throughout town and beyond to surrounding recreation areas. So whether you are into walking, running, road cycling or mountain biking there is a trail for all ages and abilities right outside your doorstep.
If you are an avid mountain biker we would recommend looking into our available homes within Stewart Creek development or our condo development Lookout Ridge. Here you will be able to connect with the Highline Trail and make your way over to the Canmore Nordic Centre. The Canmore Nordic Centre offers some of the best mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies. With a trail network of over 100 kilometres, including wide dirt roads for leisurely rides to scenic lookouts, narrower cross-country trails on rolling terrain, or even single-track trails for advanced riders.
From the Three Sisters area it is only a short drive to the heartbeat of charming Main Street, with its market, shops, foodie-scene, pubs and restaurants; not to mention the world-renown festivals held annually in Centennial Park.
If living in the heart of all the action is more your style then consider our condo units at Seventh and Seventh, prime Canmore real estate! Enjoy walking the streets, indulging in the best restaurants in Canmore and the Bow Valley, as well as one of a kind local shopping. Also, just because your downtown doesn’t mean you’re not close to the trails. Easily get on to the Legacy Trail and bike to Banff. The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail offers cyclists, pedestrians, and other users a fantastic link from the Town of Canmore to Banff National Park.
Want to summit a few peaks? There are countless amounts in the neighbourhood! Try hiking to the top of Ha Ling, Mount Lady Macdonald, EEOR or Grotto Mountain. When you return home you can look out your window and say you’ve been on the top and then you will begin to feel like a true local.
Long-Term Profits and Retirement Plans.
Your vacation home gives you not only a place to retreat to now, but a home for when you are ready to retire. This gives you a head start and easier transition to retirement because you will be reducing your mortgage debt before it even becomes your primary residence. That being said, owning a vacation home in an area such as Canmore almost guarantees that your property value will have a higher chance of retaining and even appreciating its value. Therefore, once you retire the profit from your sold home can go toward the current mortgage balance of your vacation home.
It’s time to embrace the Rocky Mountain lifestyle and get the vacation home you’ve always been dreaming about. By choosing to have your recreation home in Canmore, Alberta you will enjoy convenience, flexibility and ease for all your future holidays. Feel confident with Distinctive Homes that your property will be everything you need and want and a place to build memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.