"My wife and I stayed here for a week in late September 2015.
We traveled here for the world-class outdoor activities, and found the accommodations to be equally spectacular. It's every bit as impressive as its described. There is an abundance of space here for a couple, as the guest bedroom went totally unused. It's convenient to the next door Safeway for groceries and also the Canadian Tire for sporting and other goods. Downtown Canmore is an easy 5 minute walk, with its ample choices of restaurants and nightlife. Going in, we expected to spend evenings in nearby Banff, but quickly discovered that we preferred Canmore. We especially enjoyed our meal at Crazy Weed (just a block or two away).
This is a great base camp to all of the Canadian Rockies parks. Banff 's entrance is less than 10 minutes by car. Lake Louise is about 45 minutes. Yoho and Kootenay are roughly the same. The scenery and hiking here is as good as it gets. We saw grizzlies (from the car) between Lake Louise and Yoho, as well as on the Bow Valley Parkway. Saw bighorn sheep along the Icefields Parkway. Mountain goats while hiking behind Lake Louise, and elk every night along the highway outside Banff.
Everything about the condo lived up to expectations. Super clean and comfortable. The upstairs, open concept shower might be a bit weird if you're traveling as more than a couple. But there's a more traditional second bathroom so that alleviates any real issues. It's nice to have so many amenities while traveling. The washer/dryer were greatly appreciated.
We had a fantastic trip and plan to return.
If you're still reading this....just book it. You'll be equally impressed.
Ryan and Taryn. Mid30s. Madison WI, USA"
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 4, 2015