5 Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home in Canmore

Located just 20 minutes outside of Banff National Park in the stunning Canadian Rockies, Canmore just may be the perfect place to buy a vacation home. Of course many people dream of owning real estate in Banff, but if you don't meet the requirement to do so (including working in Banff, a legal requirement for all real estate owners in the national park), Canmore is an excellent alternative.5 Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home in Canmore

Investing in vacation homes is a major trend right now, as more people realize they could be getting an ROI on their vacation funds, building their investment portfolio while enjoying access to a personalized vacation home. Income potential from a Canmore vacation home includes both the slow appreciation of the investment over time, and the potential to rent the property to other tourists when you aren't using it Canmore is an ideal location to do just that. Keep reading for 5 reasons to buy a vacation home in Canmore.

1. It's a dream vacation spot

When you decide to invest in a vacation home, make sure you choose a location that not only has a strong local real estate market but is also going to add value to your life. Canmore offers both. Just 20 minutes outside of Banff National Park, it is a beautiful mountain town with an ideal blend of outdoor recreation for miles around, and plenty of local amenities that include dining, shopping, and entertainment in town.

Canmore is a walkable town, with stunning views of Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak, and boasts a real estate market with everything from charming cozy cabins to spacious estates.

2. It has a thriving real estate market

Of course, buying real estate requires not just a location you like, but a place with a market that makes for a lucrative investment. Canmore fits the bill. Because Canmore's economy is significantly supported by worldwide tourism, it is less volatile than the commodity-based local economies in many other Canadian markets. Canmore is quickly increasing in popularity for global real estate investors as more people realize what a smart investment it is.

3. Canmore is an ideal place to work from home

If you, like millions of people in the world, now have the opportunity to work from home some or all of the time, buying a vacation home in Canmore is an excellent option. Bring your work with you and enjoy remote workdays from a beautiful location, where you enjoy the natural beauty of a rural mountain town with the benefits of excellent cell reception and high-speed internet.

4. You will be close to Calgary

Access to Calgary and the international airport there is easy from Canmore, with just a one-hour drive. This makes commuting to your vacation home from anywhere easy. You can also take a quick trip into the city for any major dining, shopping, or entertainment you can't find in Canmore.

5. Canmore has something for all ages

Especially important if you are considering offering your vacation home as a rental property, Canmore is a location that appeals to people of all ages and interests. If you like hiking, mountain biking, or any other type of outdoor adventure, Canmore and Banff National Park will be a paradise for you. If you have children with you on vacation, family-friendly amenities like parks and easy walking paths are easy to find. If you prefer indoor recreation away from the elements, Canmore offers that too with a large indoor recreation facility that features childcare, a climbing wall, and a pool with a waterslide. Looking for a peaceful getaway? Canmore has that too, with a peaceful local farmers market and many locations set away from any road noise.

To find out more about why Canmore might be the perfect location for your vacation home, contact our office any time.

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$607,950
Neighbourhood: Bow Valley Trail
1
Beds
1
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698
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A1235544
MLS®
Fantastic ground level 1 bedroom suite at Solara Resort & Spa!
You will love luxurious interior and the sizeable living / dining / kitchen area that is larger than you will find in most 2...
$760,000
Neighbourhood: Bow Valley Trail
2
Beds
2
Baths
956
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A1235617
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This beautiful SW facing property has abundant Natural Light with over-sized windows and patio that catch great sun for most of the day with Ha-Ling Peak visible through the forest! You will...
$2,499,900
Neighbourhood: Three Sisters
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,596
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A1235252
MLS®
This 5 bed, 4 bath luxury home is the epitome of fine craftsmanship. Built on one of the most desirable Corner lots in Canmore w/spectacular valley views all the way to Banff. Artistically designed...
$1,495,500
Neighbourhood: Avens/Canyon Close
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1,829
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A1235539
MLS®
Bed & Breakfast Opportunity Backing onto Cougar Creek ~ Spectacular mountain views are sure to take your breath away from the moment you enter the great room of this home. A stunning cathedral...
$69,230
Neighbourhood: Hospital Hill
2
Beds
2
Baths
900
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A1235672
MLS®
Own a 6 week share of this beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fractional ownership property, complete with a large balcony with panoramic mountain views. Enjoy 3 peak weeks and 3 floating weeks each year....
$510,000
Neighbourhood: Bow Valley Trail
2
Beds
1
Baths
897
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
4
Days on Site
A1235094
MLS®
You will love the mountain views from this top floor 2BR/1Bth unit with vaulted ceilings and large windows that let in lots of natural light. Located in Panorama Plaza you are easy walking distance...
$1,260,000
Neighbourhood: Spring Creek
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,049
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
A1234276
MLS®
This beautifully appointed large second floor corner unit is located in The Tamarack Lodge, part of the highly sought-after community of Spring Creek, just steps from downtown Canmore. This is one...
$1,475,000
Neighbourhood: Quarry Pines
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,571
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
4
Days on Site
A1233965
MLS®
Fantastic location in Quarry Pines with this Alpine inspired home offering you forest views and mountain vista's from every window. Up graded glass railings brings more of the outdoors in and so...
$517,000
Neighbourhood: Spring Creek
1
Beds
1
Baths
552
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
5
Days on Site
A1234939
MLS®
Origins at Spring Creek presents an amazingly convenient location in the heart of Canmore for 65+ seniors. This 1 Bed 1 Bath property located on the 3rd floor gives today's Seniors, a great Apartment...
$576,345
Neighbourhood: Bow Valley Trail
1
Beds
1
Baths
589
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
5
Days on Site
A1234918
MLS®
Enjoy sunsets and nice mountain views from this beautifully updated 1BR/1Bth unit in Falcon Crest Lodge. Recently awarded the Traveler s Choice Award for 2022 this resort consistently ranks at the...
$839,000
Neighbourhood: Bow Valley Trail
2
Beds
2
Baths
876
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
5
Days on Site
A1233124
MLS®
Extremely popular for a reason! - Mystic Springs produces some of the highest revenues for a 2 bed/2 bath on Airbnb and VRBO in Canmore! This is your opportunity to have a property in Canmore to...
$1,999,000
Neighbourhood: South Canmore
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,306
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
5
Days on Site
A1235133
MLS®
This is a piece of Canmore history that blends the historic with modern amenities. Upmost quality of craftsmanship, with a rustic lodge feeling, this single family home is steps from the skating pond...

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