Canmore weekend

Let's head out to Canmore for some hiking/photography and social time! In Canmore we shall stay at The Hostel Bear.



Friday, 2nd November: Leave from Edmonton to Canmore. Carpool ok? I know my (Imran's) car can take three passengers plus their stuff. We can then also take a second car with the rest of the people. We can discuss the carpool particulars a bit closer to the date. As well, ask your driver how much he/she would like to be paid for the driving. We don't have a set rate, so it's up to the driver.

If we leave Edmonton by 3pm we should be at the Canmore hostel by 8pm'ish. We can then put our things down, and get settled in. Have a bite to eat and chat. We will here discuss the hiking options and finalise what we want to do on Saturday and Sunday. Also.. we're all responsible for taking our own respective food items.

Saturday, 3rd November: We may go to a nearby place for breakfast. We then head out on our hike. These will be intermediate-level hikes, depending on conditions and what we feel like trying. Not too arduous but definitely a good workout.

Apres-hike, we can visit a local eatery or pub or whatnot. We can decide on this there. Choices include: Iron Goat Pub and Grill, and The Grizzly Paw Brewery.

Sunday, 4th November: We may go to a nearby place for breakfast. We will then do a short hike on this morning and then by the afternoon we get back on the highway, reaching Edmonton by 7:30pm'ish.



We have reserved one six-bed dorm room at the hostel (confirmation no. [masked]). The room has three bunk bed units - so three single bottom beds and three single top beds. The cost will be $60 per person (total, for the weekend) plus $2 to compensate for PayPal fees. Each person must thus pay the $62 when RSVP'ing for this event.

The dorm room has an attached bathroom with shower, personal lockers, individual night lights, secure electronic card access, fresh linens and towels and privacy curtains for each bunk bed.

The hostel is also licensed and has a small bar type thing upstairs. There are also eateries and stores in the area. The hostel has refrigerators to store your items, plus a good large kitchen with pots, pans, utensils and crockery.



I recommend nice hiking boots/shoes, a day-pack, a water bottle, some snacks and appropriate clothing for the season. Sunglasses may be useful. Hiking poles are optional. Bring whatever food and drink you may want for the weekend. (Alcohol is not allowed in the hostel refrigerators however) And, of course, don't forget your sense of humour. :)

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  • Imran H.

    Alright Nicki. Want to drop by my place at 117 Darlington Terrace at 3pm? Should be good to go by then. And Aleesha will be here then too. We can then drive out and pick-up Shree.

    November 2, 2012

  • Imran H.

    Hmmm... ok, I'll check to make sure Highway 2 is good for the weekend drive. :) Can someone take another passenger in their car?

    October 30, 2012

    • Imran H.

      Ok, just got an e-mail from Shree. She lives near Whitemud and 106th street, so it's very easy for us to pick her up on the way out... so let's do that. :)

      November 1, 2012

    • Aleesha

      Sounds great!

      November 1, 2012

  • Imran H.

    Also guys, would anyone have a Parks pass (either an individual or group one)? I only have an individual parks pass, so if we do end up getting into Banff I can't get us all in for free. So.. yeah, just wondering if someone has another pass. If not then we could just pay the park entrance fee once we get there, which is $10 per-person, I believe.

    October 31, 2012

    • Aleesha

      I'm okay with paying $10 to enter the park.

      November 1, 2012

  • Imran H.

    Just looking at what kind of things we can do and see in and around Canmore/Banff/Kananaskis areas this weekend. I will try to keep it to hiking-friendly activities. :) As expected, please do make sure you are bringing some warm clothing, gloves, touque, long undies, etc. The hostel is right in Canmore too, so we can always go for a meal or buy any extra items you may need there too.

    1 · November 1, 2012

  • Imran H.

    Woah.. this coming weekend is looking really good! We may totally luck out! :)

    October 30, 2012

  • Amanda Y.

    I wouldn't be able to get out there until Sunday; sorry!

    October 27, 2012

  • Haroon N

    Hey, I might join the group on Saturday morning coming from Calgary straight.

    October 23, 2012

  • Curtis S.

    Imran, curious as to how hostels are towards children? I have only stayed in one once... and it was a long time ago. We have a 2 year old son and I really want to expose him to the mountains and this trip could be the place to do it providing that he would be welcome at the hostel.

    September 29, 2012

    • Imran H.

      Shouldn't be an issue, but I can ask them. :-) Hmmm. Maybe I'll bring my ten year old boy too then.

      1 · September 29, 2012

  • Puneet J.

    I dun think I am doing anything that weekend but I may drive to Canmore first thing in the morning saturday...
    I live in red deer and leslie if you want you can come to red deer and go with me

    September 23, 2012

    • Leslie

      Looks like I'm out for this weekend - I'm working :(

      September 23, 2012

  • Esther F.

    I am interested unfortunately this weekend does not fit for my schedule. I have a 3 day off from Oct 19th to Oct 21th. if you have any event planned for that timeframe I will be very happy to join.

    September 18, 2012

  • Leslie

    I might be interested, but I woukd not be able to leave work before 5 PM, I'm afraid. If there were others driving that we're also leaving at a similar time, I'd be interested :)

    August 30, 2012

  • Imran H.

    I'm really hoping that there will be a little snow on the ground but the water will still be liquid by this time. Should make for some nice river-side photographs of the mountains!

    August 30, 2012

  • Imran H.

    Reservation at Hostel Bear made for six people. Checking in on Friday (2nd November) evening. Checking out on Sunday morning.

    August 30, 2012

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