Photos of the Week: Canmore, Alberta

I spent lots of time in Canmore as a young lad.  My grandparent’s lived out there for years, and visiting was always a highlight.  Since then, Canmore has changed quite a bit.  The highway leading into town is now coated in hotels, condos have seemed to spring out of nowhere, and loads of restaurants and gift shops speckle main street.

Still, I’m always very impressed when I come into Canmore, Canada  I love how it still manages to feel local despite the fact that so many tourists are here in the area. The town, however, does somehow seem to attract the same type of people that live there.  At every café, restaurant, or shop, the people around you feel like locals from Canmore, and with a busy tourist town right next door like Banff, that’s a pretty cool feeling.

Anyways, I was in Canmore for a couple days, so I went out shooting quite a bit.  One morning I headed out to Gap Lake, the next up to the Nordic Center area, then I shot an evening down on the Bow River.  These are the results.

Gap Lake, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

This morning I drove out to a place call Gap Lake which is along the old Highway 1a outside of Canmore. The sky was pretty dull, but the beautiful water still helped create a stunning image!

Highway, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

After Gap Lake, I went up and waiting on a corner for some morning commuters. I love blending nature and man into my images. I’m fairly sure half the cars thought I was a cop with a speed gun, but I like to think of it as doing my bit for the law, haha.

Bow River

This is the Bow River which flows through a huge chunk of Banff National Park. It cuts through Canmore, and it one of the best places to watch the sun go down.

Bridge, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

The bridge over the Bow River.

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

One of my favourite photos from Canmore. This is the Bow River again and in the distance The Three Sisters

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Residential Canmore.

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Light reflecting up by the Canmore Nordic Center.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: Brendan van Son is a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. He has visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than he has the desire to count. Check out his profile on . for a little bit more about him.

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