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Exciting things to do in Canmore, Alberta in September 

Panoramic view of Canmore, Alberta

Are you planning a trip to Canmore in September and wondering what activities and attractions you can enjoy? Look no further! Here are some exciting things to do in Canmore during this beautiful time of the year: 

Hiking and Nature Exploration 

September is the perfect month to explore the stunning natural beauty of Canmore. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a hike along the numerous well-maintained trails that surround the town. From leisurely walks to challenging mountain climbs, there is a trail for every level of hiker. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views of the fall foliage and snow-capped peaks. 

View at Grassi Lakes - hiking, an exciting thing to do in Canmore, Alberta

Bike Riding 

With the cooler temperatures and less crowded trails, September is an excellent time to go biking in Canmore. Rent a bike and ride along the scenic Legacy Trail that connects Canmore to Banff, offering picturesque views of the mountains and the Bow River. If you are an avid mountain biker, there are also options for thrilling downhill rides or exploring the Canmore Nordic Centre’s bike park. 

Meadow at the Canmore Nordic Centre - biking, an exciting thing to do in Canmore, Alberta


For golf enthusiasts, September is an ideal month to tee off in Canmore. Enjoy a round of golf surrounded by stunning mountain backdrops at one of the area’s pristine golf courses. The Silvertip Golf Course and the Stewart Creek Golf Club are two popular options that offer challenging courses and breathtaking views. 

View from a tee at Stewart Creek Golf Course - golfing, an exciting thing to do in Canmore, Alberta

Canmore Highland Games 

If you happen to visit Canmore during the September long weekend, you’re in for a treat. The Canmore Highland Games take place every year, displaying Scottish culture and traditions. Enjoy highland dancing, bagpipe competitions, traditional Scottish food, and athletic events like caber tossing and hammer throwing. It’s a lively and vibrant event that shouldn’t be missed. 

Overview of the Highland Games in Canmore, Alberta

Art Galleries and Craft Breweries 

Canmore is known for its vibrant arts scene and craft beer culture. Spend an afternoon exploring the many art galleries and studios in the downtown area, where you can admire local artwork and even meet the artists. Afterward, quench your thirst at one of the town’s craft breweries, where you can sample a variety of locally brewed beers and soak in the laid-back mountain vibe. 

Beer flight from Sheepdog Brewery

Canmore Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday from June to October, the Canmore Farmers’ Market takes place, offering a delightful array of fresh produce, local specialties, handcrafted goods, and artisanal products. Stroll through the market, interact with local vendors, and sample delicious treats. It’s the perfect place to find unique souvenirs or ingredients for a picnic in the mountains.

Pop up market in Canmore, Alberta

Other Adventures

Looking for a bit of thrill? In early September you can check out our Whitewater Rafting Tours or for other adventure options available throughout the fall check out the options via our Adventure Hub.  Adventures such as Horseback Trail Riding, ATV Tours, Helicopter flight tours, Canyoning Tours, along with the newest attraction, the Golden Skybridge will surely add the thrill you are looking for.

Group of rafters about to hit a rapid head on

September in Canmore offers an abundance of outdoor activities, cultural events, and opportunities to immerse yourself in the local arts and culinary scene. So, pack your bags, embrace the autumnal beauty, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Canmore!