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18 best Airbnbs in Canmore for 2021 ( with a pool, hot tub and more)

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Are you looking for the best Airbnbs in Canmore? Look no further. Here we share a selection of amazing Airbnbs in Canmore Alberta.

Canmore is a small town close to the famous mountain area of Banff in Canada. For anyone visiting the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, Canmore is a lovely, picturesque town to stay in with beautiful views, lively local restaurants, and interesting artisanal businesses.

One of the best ways to stay in Canmore and truly enjoy the atmosphere is with an Airbnb.

Staying in an Airbnb provides a home away from home atmosphere and gives flexibility to the structure of your trip.

As choosing the right Airbnb can be overwhelming, here we have listed some of the best Airbnb in Canmore, Alberta.

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Overview of the best Canmore Airbnbs

Here’s a comparison table of all the Airbnbs that we cover in this post. Read on for a short description of all the properties.

The Best Airbnbs in Canmore

Persons Type Amenities Price
Cozy 1 bedroom is a cheap Airbnb in Canmore Cozy 1 bedroom suite

4 (1bedr)

Entire condominium

  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • Gym
  • Free Underground parking
  • Indoor fireplace
$
Silver Creek Lodges Condo Silver Creek Lodges

6 (2bedr)

Entire Condo

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Netflix
  • Sauna access
$$
Upscale Mountain Retreat is a great cabin in Canmore Upscale Mountain Retreat

6 (2bedr)

Entire condo

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
$$
Amazing Canmore Airbnb with private hot tub Canmore Mountain View Cabin

8 (3bedr)

Cabin

  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV (Apple TV)
  • Private hot tub
  • Free parking on premises
  • Easy self-check-in with keypad
  • Fireplace
  • Washer & Dryer
$$$$$
New 3 Bedroom Penthouse with pool, private hot tub New 3 Bedroom penthouse with pool, private hot tub

10 (3bedr)

Penthouse condo

  • WiFi
  • In-resort restaurant
  • 2 underground heating parking spaces
  • Private hot tub
  • Steam shower
$$$$
Central Bright Cozy Airbnb Canmore Central Bright Cozy Condo

6 (2bedr)

Entire condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry in unit
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking
$
Luxurious 2 Bedroom with Spa, Steam Room & Hot tub Luxurious 2 Bedroom with Spa, Steam Room & Hot tub

6 (2bedr)

Entire condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa
  • On-site restaurant
  • Large bedrooms
  • Gym
$$$
Lofted Penthouse with Outstanding Mountain Views

6 (2bedr)

Loft

  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Fireplace
  • BBQ
  • Air conditioning
  • Free secured heated parking on premises with storage locker
  • Shared Roof-top hot tub
  • Washer & dryer
  • Easy self-check-in with the keypad
$$$
Great VRBO in Canmore Canmore Mountain home

4 (1bedr)

Entire Condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site gym
  • Underground parking
  • Indoor-outdoor hot tub
  • Fireplace
$$
Luxury Condo in Canmore Luxury Condo

8 (2bedr)

Entire condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Gym
  • Underground parking
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
$$$
King Studio Mountain Retreat at Falcon's Own King Studio Mountain Retreat

4 (studio)

Entire Condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Private balcony
  • Two hot tubs
  • Gym
$$
Entire loft condo in Canmore Entire Loft condo

8 (2bedr)

Loft Condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Gym on-site
  • Shared rooftop hot tub
  • Park Pass Banff National park included
$$$
Great Airbnb in Canmore with pool and hot tub Wolf Lodge Canmore

6 (2bedr)

Condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Underground parking
  • Gym
  • 3 hot tubs
  • pet friendly
$$
Wonderful 2 Bedroom Chalet, Airbnb Canmore Wonderful 2 Bedroom Chalet

8 (2bedr)

Condo

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Hot Tub
$$$
This is one of the best Airbnbs in Banff Mystic Luxury Chalet

6 (2bedr)

Townhouse

  • Wi-Fi
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Cable TV
  • Free parking
$$$$
Great Canmore B&B Bally Rock home B&B

4 (1bedr)

B&B

  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer & dryer
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Free parking on premises
  • Easy self-check-in with keypad
$
Great pet-friendly Airbnb in Banff 2 Bedroom Suite

6 (2bedr)

Cabin

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Private patio
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
$
Modern mountain condo in downtown Canmore Modern mountain condo

6 (2bedr)

Loft

  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • 2 Rooftop hot tubs
  • Free underground parking
  • Fitness room
  • Pet-friendly
$$$

Cheap Airbnbs in Canmore

Cozy 1 bedroom suite

Entire condominium hosted by Eleanora – Super host

  • 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
Cozy 1 bedroom is a cheap Airbnb in Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

With this Airbnb, we have a cozy little unit with one main bedroom and a sofa-bed.

It would be well-suited for a couple or a family with 1 -2 young children.

The unit has access to a swimming pool with two water slides, a fun aspect for children. However, it is also enjoyable for adults with a hot tub, indoor fireplace, and massage shower.

The suite is within close walking distance of a number of restaurants for some easy dinners and also has a deck with a BBQ for outdoor food at home.

Eleanora is a very responsive super host.

This is a great getaway suite for a couple or small family.

Rating: 4.85

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • Gym
  • Free Underground parking
  • Indoor fireplace

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Silver Creek Lodges Condo

Silver Creek Lodges Condo
photo credits Airbnb

Silver Creek lodge offers one and 2 bedroom suites with separate sleeping and living area. The building has access to outside hot tubs and a steam room, perfect for relaxing after a day out in the cold.

There is also a heated underground parking, which is very useful during the winter months.

The well-equipped kitchen at this condo makes cooking really easy and enjoyable but if you prefer you can visit the restaurants that are within an easy walk.

Great place to stay while you are in the Canmore area.

Booking rating: 8.3

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Sauna access

Check prices and availability:
Booking.com

Airbnb cabins in Canmore

Upscale Mountain Retreat

Entire condominium hosted by Myrna And Bob – Super hosts

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
Upscale Mountain Retreat is a great cabin in Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This two-story cabin is located within a small mountain lodge, giving all the amenities and convenience of lodge accommodation with the privacy and space of your own cabin.

With modern-rustic design and décor, this cabin is a stylish retreat. The lodge has a large year round heated outdoor pool and hot tub with BBQs available.

The coin laundry is located close to the pool, making it easy to put a load on and have a quick swim while waiting for it to finish.

The hosts have made sure to give local touches to the cabin with locally roasted coffee provided and bathroom items (soap etc) from a local company.

These touches add to a great all-round Canmore experience.

Rating: 4.80

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Airbnbs in Canmore with private hot tub

Canmore Mountain View Cabin

Entire cabin hosted by Kendra – Super host

  • 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 bathroom
Amazing Canmore Airbnb with private hot tub
Photo credits Airbnb

This Canmore mountain view Cabin has everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

It is spacious and extremely well equipped with a full kitchen, BBQ, and fireplace.

The cabin is in a nice and quiet neighborhood and within walking distance from downtown Canmore.

Your young ones will love the kid’s park that is just down the block and don’t’ forget to enjoy the hot tub after a long day of exploring.

Kendra is an excellent host who is able to give tips on restaurants and must-do hikes in the area.

Rating: 5

Extra Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV (Apple TV)
  • Private hot tub
  • Free parking on premises
  • Easy self-check-in with keypad
  • Fireplace
  • Washer & Dryer

This is a beautiful cabin in a great location with plenty of space for a big family or group.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

New 3 Bedroom penthouse with pool, private hot tub

Entire condominium hosted by Alicia – Super host

  • 10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
New 3 Bedroom Penthouse with pool, private hot tub

This is an amazing penthouse condo in a lovely mountain resort. The suite features a private 6-person hot tub on the rooftop level.

The bedrooms are very spacious with plenty of room for a group of people to stay.

There is also a steam shower in the suite. Perfect to relax after a long day of exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

The condo has wonderful mountain views and a BBQ. Within the resort, there is access to swimming pools, another hot tub (outdoor), a fitness gym, and a heated underground parking.

The kitchen has all-new appliances and is an open plan design with the dining room and living room, making it great for socializing or cooking together.

Overall, this is a beautiful luxury getaway, ideal for those looking for something really special when it comes to accommodation.

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • In-resort restaurant
  • 2 underground heating parking spaces
  • Private hot tub
  • Steam shower

Check prices and availability:
Expedia

Airbnbs in Canmore with hot tub

Central Bright Cozy Condo

Entire condominium hosted by Leslie- Super host

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths
Central Bright Cozy Airbnb Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This is a great choice for families as there are a number of bunk beds provided (single over double) allowing room for the whole family to have a bed without anyone being relegated to a sofa-bed.

Games and toys have also been provided, along with some child essentials, such as a high chair.

There are beautiful mountain views from this condo and it is close to some of the most popular hiking spots in the Banff-Canmore area.

The suite has a shared rooftop hot tub and a patio with more wonderful views.

The kitchen is also fully-stocked with a wide range of appliances available. Entertainment is also covered with cable TV, Netflix, and WiFi access provided.

Rating: 4.94

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Laundry in unit
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Luxurious 2 Bedroom with Spa, Steam Room & Hot tub

Entire condominium hosted by Andrew and Lindsay – Super hosts

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 baths
Luxurious 2 Bedroom with Spa, Steam Room & Hot tub
Photo credits Airbnb

This lovely condo is part of a large resort complex with a large array of amenities available.

The complex has 2 outdoor hot tubs, a restaurant, a fitness gym, a sauna, and a spa.

With everything at your fingertips, this is a convenient and easy place to stay. There are two bathrooms in this condo, one with a large shower and the other with a large bathtub.

There are wonderful views of Lady Macdonald and the Three Sisters mountains from every angle and a delightful patio to sit and just soak in the scenery.

There is also another seating area near the hot tubs for a different view to enjoy.

Booking rating: 8/80

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • On-site restaurant
  • Large bedrooms
  • Gym

Check prices and availability:
Booking

Lofted Penthouse with Outstanding Mountain Views

Entire loft hosted by Andrea – Super host

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bath
Photo credits Airbnb

This penthouse is right in the center of Canmore close to restaurants, shops and grocery stores. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies.

The balcony offers fantastic views of the Three sisters mountains and is an excellent place to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets.

On balmy evenings you can have a BBQ while you watch the sun set.  Colder evenings are the perfect occasion to dip in the shared hot tub on the rooftop.

There is a bedroom with an ensuite next to the living room and another upstairs.  Both the upstairs bedroom and bathroom are open to the living room downstairs. 

The apartment is close to the train tracks and you might encounter a bit of train noise.  During some nights 2 trains pass. 

Light sleepers or those who aren’t comfortable with the open bathroom will find plenty of better options in this list.

Andrea and Tim are great hosts and very helpful to offer tips and suggestions.

Rating: 4,95

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Fireplace
  • BBQ
  • Air conditioning
  • Free secured heated parking on premises with storage locker
  • Shared Roof-top hot tub
  • Washer & dryer
  • Easy self-check-in with the keypad

Beautiful apartment in an amazing and central location.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Canmore Mountain Home

Entire condominium hosted by Tina – Premier host

  • 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath
Great VRBO in Canmore
Photo credits VRBO

This is a lovely little vacation home located just a short walk from the middle of Canmore.

It is located in a resort and so has access to all the on-site amenities. These include a unique indoor-outdoor hot tub and a wading pool with a 3-story water slide for children.

There is also an on-site restaurant, gym, and underground parking.

The unit itself is modern and spacious with beautiful views of the nearby mountains.  It has a fireplace for those colder evenings or chilly mornings and a large living area to enjoy it.

With amazing views from almost every window, this is a great choice for enjoying the scenery at every moment of your trip.

VRBO Rating: 4.93

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • On-site gym
  • Underground parking
  • Indoor-outdoor hot tub
  • Fireplace

Check prices and availability:
VRBO

Luxury Condo – Mountain Views – Hot-tub -Billiards

Entire condominium hosted by Steve – Super host

  • 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths

Luxury Condo in Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This 2-bedroom condo has stunning mountain views throughout and a lovely patio with BBQ to enjoy the scenery further.

It is part of a resort and comes with access to a large shared hot tub and pool table. Baby/child necessities can be provided if the host is contacted in advance. It is also possible to bring a pet for an additional fee.

The Airbnb has a large indoor fireplace and surrounding living area with a cozy cabin atmosphere.

This Airbnb provides a park pass for use by guests, a useful addition for a stay in Canmore.

Canmore is located right outside Banff National Park. A park pass provides access to the park with all of the best hiking spots and an amazing array of beautiful spots waiting to be explored.

Rating: 4.79

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Gym
  • Underground parking
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

King Studio Mountain Retreat at Falcon’s Own

Entire apartment hosted by Jason

  • 4 guests, studio, 2 beds, 1 bath
King Studio Mountain Retreat at Falcon's Own
Photo credits Airbnb

This condo is located in a boutique lodge surrounded by beautiful mountains.

The views are wonderful and the suite comes with a private balcony with grill. It is a studio-style apartment and would be well-suited to couples or individual travelers looking for some more space.

Despite being a studio apartment, it is still spacious and has a large living area and kitchen. The bathroom is also large with both a shower and bathtub.

The lodge has two outdoor hot tubs to enjoy after a day of exploring and has been recently renovated with a cozy yet modern design.

The lodge also provides access to a fitness center and offers both above ground and underground parking.

Rating: 4.71

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Private balcony
  • Two hot tubs
  • Gym

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Entire Loft condo

Entire loft by S May

  • 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths

Note: The hosts state that while there is sleeping space for up to 8 guests, their property is better suited for 4-6 guests.

Entire loft condo in Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This is a great property for a small group trip or, as the hosts also own the adjoining unit and can arrange a joint booking, a large group.

This loft condo has been very carefully designed with a rustic, artisanal aesthetic in mind. A number of the furniture and décor pieces were commissioned by artists, specifically for this apartment.

There are a number of beautiful wood pieces with burlap accenting.

While the main bedroom and bathroom are conventional rooms, the loft bedroom and bathroom are open to the lounge area below, which may be a consideration if privacy among the group is a priority.

Rating: 4.65

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Gym on-site
  • Shared rooftop hot tub
  • Park Pass Banff National park included

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Wolf lodge Canmore

Entire condominium hosted by Steve and Tina – Super hosts

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
Great Airbnb in Canmore with pool and hot tub

This is a great ‘home away from home’ for a trip to Canmore. It is a large condo with spacious bedrooms and a full kitchen.

It is located in a resort with three outdoor hot tubs and a large heated pool.

These are ideal for relaxing after a long day of skiing, hiking, and other adventures. There is also a shared BBQ area and fitness center.

This is a great choice for a small family or a group of friends.

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Underground parking
  • Gym
  • 3 hot tubs

Check prices and availability:
Booking.com

Airbnb in Canmore with pool

Newly renovated Haven in Rockies + Hot Tub & Pool

Entire condominium hosted by Tina and Steve

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths

We already mentioned this amazing Airbnb in the previous section.

Besides a hot tub, it also features a pool and thus it also deserves a place in this list.

This property has everything you need to relax after a busy day in the beautiful Banff and Canmore area.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Wonderful 2 Bedroom Chalet

Entire chalet hosted by Andrew and Lindsay – Super hosts

  • 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
Wonderful 2 Bedroom Chalet, Airbnb Canmore

This easy-breezy condo is located in the resort that is home to the largest outdoor open pool in Canmore and with the patio backing directly onto the pool, you’ll have the best access in the resort.

There is also a hot tub available for colder times.

This suite has a very different décor to most of the others in this list, giving an almost beachy feel.

It features two stories and has great separation with bedrooms on the second floor and living areas on the first.

The townhouse has both a front and back patio and so has plenty of space for outdoor relaxation.

It is in a great location with easy access to downtown Canmore and a short drive from Banff National Park. 

Rating: 4.90

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Hot Tub

Check prices and availability:
Expedia

Mystic Luxury Chalet & Hot Pools

Entire townhouse hosted by Rob and Ruarri – Super hosts

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
This is one of the best Airbnbs in Banff
Photo credits VRBO

Here we have a spacious townhouse located in a lovely mountain resort complex.

There is a large outdoor heated pool, hot tub, and BBQ area, perfect for enjoying on quieter days.

A free Banff park pass is included for the outdoor exploration days.

The rooms are well-separated from each other and from the living areas, making this listing a good choice for a small group of adults or a family with older children.

This townhouse is also pet-friendly.

It has street-level access, allowing you to avoid having to carry suitcases up and downstairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped and easy to use for days when you want to cook at home.

Beautiful townhouse in a great location close to town.

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Cable TV
  • Free parking

Check prices and availability:
VRBO

Heated Outdoor Pool + Hot Tub, Near Banff Park

Entire condominium hosted by Steve and Tina – Super hosts

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths

A great large and pet-friendly condo. We covered this Airbnb in our hot-tub section.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Best Canmore B&B

Ballyrock Home

Private room in B&B hosted by Roger – Super host

Great Canmore B&B
Photo credits Airbnb

This is a spacious private bedroom suite with a king-size bed and a private terrace with stunning mountain views.

There is also a private bathroom. You can also relax in the homely living room and garden room from where you can observe the roaming deer.

Roger is a wonderful host.  Thanks to the delicious breakfast he prepares every morning, each day is sure to be off for a good start.  Make sure to ask for the pancakes, they’re amazing.

It is only a small walk to town and several trails start around the house.  Roger will be happy to give you tips on what you can do in the area.

Guests loved the host, their stay, and the delicious breakfast. Several say that the place looks better in real life than in the pictures.

Extra Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer & dryer
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Free parking on premises
  • Easy self-check-in with keypad

This is the perfect place to stay outside the touristy areas.

Check prices and availability:
Tripadvisor

Pet-friendly Airbnbs in Canmore

Here we share a few more dog friendly Airbnbs in Canmore. These are great Airbnb’s if you are traveling with your furry friend.

2 Bedroom Suite – Pet Friendly – Self check-in

Entire condominium hosted by Trilink

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Great pet-friendly Airbnb in Banff
Photo credits Airbnb

This is a cozy 2 bedroom mountain chalet surrounded by picturesque mountains.

It is within 5km of Banff National Park and so is a great location for those looking to explore the park further.

This is a great choice if you are traveling with a furry friend as they are pet-friendly and allow up to 2 pets for an additional fee of $25 per pet.

This chalet operates like a hotel with front desk service, making the check-in and check-out process very easy. The front desk is also available for any issues you might encounter throughout your trip.

This is a great simple, no-fuss option for somewhere to stay while visiting Canmore.

Rating: 4.51

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Private patio
  • Free parking

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

Modern mountain condo in downtown Canmore

Entire condominium hosted by Erin- Super host

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
Modern mountain condo in downtown Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This is a spacious lofted space with a private balcony providing amazing scenic views. These views can be enhanced by using one of the two rooftop hot tubs with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

The two bedrooms of this place are equipped with air conditioning. However, the living area does not have A/C.

This condo is pet-friendly for an additional fee of $50.

The hosts also provide a number of useful items for guests traveling with children, including a high chair, infant cot, safety gates for the stairs, and some toys.

Bathroom essentials have been sourced from local companies and are provided.

There is also a well-stocked kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker.

Cute condo in an amazing location.

Rating: 4.92

Extra Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • 2 Rooftop hot tubs
  • Free underground parking
  • Fitness room

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb

We already covered a few pet-friendly accommodations besides the two above-mentioned options.

Below are the links to the other pet-friendly properties.

Best Airbnb experiences in Canmore

While Airbnb was originally used for accommodations only, they have recently expanded the platform to include experiences.

Airbnb experiences are activities, tours, and classes run by locals to provide a more authentic experience of a new place while traveling.

These experiences allow visitors to gain more insight into the local customs, food, culture, and locations.

As they are run by locals, it is often possible to gain knowledge that might be skipped or missed in common tourist guides.

Depending on the area there are a range of experiences available. That can be everything from food classes, hiking tours, winter activities, to more in-depth tours.

Here we have some of the best Airbnb experiences available in Canmore.

Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Tours

A mountain bike tour is one of the best Airbnb experiences in Canmore
Photo credits Airbnb

This mountain bike tour is a great personalized experience, perfect for seeing more of the Canmore-Banff region.

The host, Adam, will customize the ride to suit the interests and abilities of those participating. Tours can range from 1 to 3 hours with regular breaks to rest, rehydrate, and take some good travel pictures.

This experience has been recommended by both beginner mountain bikers and experienced cyclists, a true testament to the level of personalization and adaptation that can be made.

The host is also able to help organize rental bicycles for an additional fee.

This is a great experience for those who want to experience nature in a different way.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb experience

Wilderness and Wildlife Walk

Bear in the Banff area
Photo credits Airbnb

This guided wilderness walk is a great way to learn about the nature of the area with information about the animals, plants, basic bushcraft, and even socio-economic impact of the area.

The host, Jacob, is extremely knowledgeable and is keen to share what he knows with travelers coming to Canmore.

This is a great option for beginner hikers who may not feel comfortable venturing on a long hike alone.

It is also good for those who like to learn while taking in the nature around them. The hike takes around 3 hours and has frequent stops to rest and experience the surroundings.

Not to miss experience if you love hiking.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb experience

Cowboys and Coal Mines – Walking Tour

Elk in Banff national park
Photo credits Airbnb

This experience is a walking tour with a twist. Rather than solely focusing on nature, this tour also explores Canmore from a historical and cultural perspective with information about the ‘wild west’ history of the town.

It is considered a more casual walk, rather than a serious hike and so is good for those interested in the town but not ready for long amounts of walking.

At 90 minutes it is a perfect amount of time to learn about the history of Canmore from a different perspective.

Wonderful tour with a super knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend if you like breathtaking scenery and wildlife.

Check prices and availability:
Airbnb experience

What type of Airbnb can you find in Canmore?

There are a number of different types of Airbnb accommodations available in the wider Banff national park, Canada’s oldest national park.

These can include complete houses, wilderness cabins, boutique hotels and B&B’s. They each have their own advantages.

Complete Houses

If you’re traveling with friends or family a complete house will give you all the space you need to socialize like you would at home. It allows for cozy evenings with comfortable relaxation.

It is also an excellent option if privacy is an important consideration for you.

It is like a home away from home with all the privacy and likely also facilities like you’re used to at your own hom.

Complete houses come with fully-equipped kitchens so you can prepare family-sized meals.

This is a great option for families as it can be easier to manage a family in a complete, normal house, as opposed to spread out across multiple hotel rooms.

Wilderness cabins

Nature-lovers will certainly enjoy a stay in a wilderness cabin, especially in the rocky mountains with its impressive nature.

Staying in a wilderness cabin is a lot more immersive in the wilderness experience. You will be able to enjoy nature at its best in the early and late hours without the masses.

Being close to nature is a beautiful experience and Canmore is just the place to do so.

Boutique hotels

Boutique hotels are also widely available in Canmore and many can also be booked on Airbnb.

These are smaller, more independently-run hotels with a certain charm. They have unique and quaint characteristics that have them stand out from from normal hotels. You get the convenience of a regular hotel with the charm of a B&B.

A boutique hotel will provide the front desk service and general hotel operation that you are used to, but at a small scale and without the impersonel service you may encounter in business hotels.

They will often have a pool and/or hot tub available, which can be a great way to relax after exploring the wilderness of Banff National Park.

Resorts

Canmore houses quite a number of resort accommodations. With shared facilities such as a swimming pool and hot tub, they can provide the ideal mix of privacy and relaxation.

The accommodation can be anything from a private house to a luxury condo. While some go as far as featuring a dedicated concierge and restaurant they are not a complete replacement of a hotel.

However, with plenty of space and a well-equipped kitchen, they make a good home away from home.

B&B’s

A B&B is a great mix of the privacy of an Airbnb with a limited number of services of a hotel.

As it is run from a normal house, there are all the amenities that you could expect. However, there are also services that are usually associated with hotels like towel service, etc.

This in-between is a great first step for those who are unsure about staying in an Airbnb for the first time.

How to book an Airbnb in Canmore

It is really easy to book an Airbnb.

If this is your first time you will stay in an Airbnb you can watch this short introductory video which explains the process.

Top reasons to stay in an Airbnb in Canmore

Accommodation is always a huge consideration when traveling and in recent times this often comes to the Airbnb vs hotel debate.

This is no different in Canmore with a variety of Airbnb options available.

There are a number of aspects to consider when looking at potential Airbnbs.

More privacy

Staying in an Airbnb often provides more privacy than a traditional hotel as Airbnb accommodation is usually separate.

This also allows for more freedom as there aren’t as many strict rules regarding house-cleaning and the like.

Rather, there are usually simple common courtesy guidelines.

This freedom also extends to having a full kitchen and separate rooms, making Airbnb a great choice for longer stays.

More unique and authentic experience

While hotels are fairly similar in most parts of the world, Airbnb can differ hugely by location.

This can provide a more unique and authentic experience of staying in a new place.

This can also allow for meeting local residents and learning local customs and recommendations.

This integration is helpful in bridging the gap between being a tourist and understanding the area, people, and culture better.

Often better value than a hotel especially when you are traveling as a family

When it comes to price, Airbnb can often work out as better value than a hotel, especially considering all the benefits that come with it.

If you are traveling as a family or in a group, it can also be significantly cheaper than a hotel.

Is Airbnb in Canmore legit?

Short-term rentals in Canmore are allowed as long as the hosts have arranged the necessary licenses.

Many properties in this list are part of a lodge, you can rest assured that they are in order with all regulations.

People that rent out their properties as vacation homes need to have a business license. You will notice that some have their business license in the description of the property but this is not required.

If you can’t find the information and you want to be absolutely sure that your rental is legal you can ask for proof of a business permit.

Lack of outside pictures may be a sign that a host is trying to stay under the radar of the bylaw department, although that is of course not at all certain.

Conclusion

Throughout this list, we have looked at a range of the best Airbnb accommodations in Canmore Canada, along with some of the best Airbnb experiences in Canmore.

Next time you are thinking of a trip to the beautiful national park and surrounding areas of Banff, your first step is already completed.

Now it’s time to choose which one is best for you and enjoy your time in Canmore!

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