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Canmore, Alberta

Administration
Full nameCanmore
Official nameTown of Canmore
Settlement typeTown
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionAlberta's Rockies
Census division15
Municipal DistrictBighorn
Incorporated1965
Government
MayorRon Casey
Governing bodyCanmore town council
John Borrowman
Hans Helder
Joanna McCallum
Gordie Miskow
Jim Ridley
Ed Russell
CAODon Kochan
MPBlake Richards (Wild Rose)
MLAJanis Tarchuk
Geography
Total Area26.6 sq mi (68.9 km2)
Elevation4430 - 4856 ft (1350.3 m)
Demography
Total Population12039 (2006)
Density (pop.)147.7/km2 (382.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT1W
Area code+1-403
HighwaysTrans-Canada Highway
WaterwaysBow River

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Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada located approximately 81 km (50.3 mi) west of the City of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta's Rockies. The town shares a border with Kananaskis Country to the west and south and the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 to the north and east.

Mountains located adjacent to and visible from the townsite are:

*Grotto Mountain (2,706 m / 8,878 ft);

*Mount Lady Macdonald (2,606 m / 8,550 ft);

*Mount Lawrence Grassi (2,685 m / 8,809 ft); and

* the Three Sisters (2,936 m, 2,769 m, 2,694 m or 9,633 ft, 9,084 ft, 8,839 ft).


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