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WHY BE Moving to the Alberta Rockies?

Surrounded by stunningly rugged mountains, glaciers and lakes, this is the heart of the Rockies tourist zone, including Japer, Banff and Waterton National Parks. Its close to Calgary and Edmonton's airports for friends to visit, or when you need to get away.
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The Rockies are most likely the most beautiful part of the Trans-Canada Highway. The mountains are unique for a number of reasons. They managed to evade the flattening effect of the past several ice ages that covered most of the rest of North America. This makes the peaks very sharp and rugged, and they rise over a mile above the valley floor. The northerly position of the Banff also means that the snowcover stays on the mountain tops and the glaciers through the summer (its not snowy in the valleys!). The stunning beauty of the mountains here, the glaciers and the aqua blue-green lakes are the reason the Canadian Pacific Railway guilt a series of castle-like mountain hotels around the turn of the century.

Banff is the magnet of the Canadian Rockies and is the largest mountain community in the stunningly beautiful Rockies. To its north is the smaller town of Lake Louise, and to its east, just outside the national Park gates, is the town of Canmore. These three form the heart of tourism in the Alberta Rockies.

Canmore
The first hole at Canmore's Stewart Creek golf course, built around an abandoned coal mine

Coming from the East, you approach Canmore first, just 5 kilometres east of the Banff National Park Gates, as the highway winds its way through the first range of mountains. Canmore is best known for the Canmore Nordic Centre, the host of the cross country and biathlon events in the 1988 Winter Olympic games. The town is also on the northern entrance to Kananaskis Country, a large mountainous provincial park. It is also known for the cheapest gas between Calgary and Vancouver (no BC sales taxes, no National Parks rents) and lots of hotels close to the Trans-Canada Highway and close to Banff's natural beauty. Canmore is a very relaxed town with many fine restaurants, small non-touristy shops,and lots to see and do in and around

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Banff
Homes in Canmore The town of Banff was established in 1883 when the trans-continental railway was built through the Bow River valley. The town is the centre of recreation, tourism, and dining in the Canadian Rockies and has an elevation of 1,395 m (4,580 ft), but is cradled by mountains that tower a mile above. Tourists are always surprised by the variety and proximity of wild animals around town: you'll often find elk, mountain goats, moose, and sometimes bears foraging on lawns and gardens around the town site. Many visitors stop and swim in the natural hot springs above the town, or take a ride up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for an aerial view of the area.

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View of Trans-Canada at Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is just a 40 minute drive northwest of Banff, and is much cozier and less commercial than Banff. It feels like the doorway to the ruggedness of the Rockies on both sides of the Albert-British Columbia border, as well as the Icefields Parkway to the north which winds past several stunning glaciers. Lake Louise itself has two parts: the town site in the Bow River Valley, and the famous Lake itself on a plateau up the road. Be sure to enjoy both parts of Lake Louise.

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Alberta Rockies Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Banff & Rockies BuildersRadium Springs Estates

Radium Springs estates is a community of awe inspiring natural beauty located on the magnificent Springs golf course, a short 2.5 hour drive west of Calgary through scenic Kootenay National Park.

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Banff & Rockies BuildersThree Sisters Mountain Village

An alpine residential community nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The natural beauty encompassing the development perfectly balances world-class amenities and environmental sensitivity to create the finest mountain living experience

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Banff & Rockies RealtorsThomas Krause, RE/MAX Alpine Realty Canmore

I am Thomas Krause, also known as CANMORETHOMAS, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Alpine Realty in the beautiful town of Canmore, Alberta. To me, Canmore is one of the most beautiful towns and one of the best places to live and I really enjoy to help people!

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Banff & Rockies RealtorsRichard Greaves , Canmore Real Estate Agent

I am fully committed to provide superior service to my client needs and exceed their expectations. I facilitated many real estate transaction in Canmore and Bow Valley area, and has shown an unwavering commitment to service, ingenuity and hard work.

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Banff & Rockies RealtorsThree Sisters Mountain Village

An alpine residential community nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The natural beauty encompassing the development perfectly balances world-class amenities and environmental sensitivity to create the finest mountain living experience

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Banff & Rockies RealtorsPrestigious Properties Canada Ltd.

Prestigious Properties is a Western Canadian based Real Estate Investment Company that specializes in building wealth for investors in North American growth markets, providing positive cash flow, tax free equity growth, & hassle free mgt.

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Banff & Rockies RealtorsRadium Springs Estates

Radium Springs estates is a community of awe inspiring natural beauty located on the magnificent Springs golf course, a short 2.5 hour drive west of Calgary through scenic Kootenay National Park.

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Banff & Rockies
Neighbourhoods

Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Banff & Rockies

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Cranbrook (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Cranbrook (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: This is the largest city in the eastern Kootenays, and has a rustic red brick downtown, with many shops and restaurants.

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Golden (BC Rockies  neighbourhood)Golden (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: This community lies at the point the Kicking Horse River joins the Columbia. Golden is the popular jumping-off point for both Glacier and Yoho national parks, rafting, skiing, and mountain biking

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Invermere (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Invermere (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: At the northern end of Lake Windermere. It is the commercial centre of the Columbia River valley. Today tourism is the major industry.

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Revelstoke (BC Rockies neighbourhoods)Revelstoke (BC Rockies neighbourhoods)

BC: Just west of Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park is very scenic. The town lies at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Columbia Rive

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Radium (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Radium (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: Orifinally Sinclair Hot Springs, but renamed in 1915 due to high radioactivity in the spring water. opening the commercial Hot Springs

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