Canadian Rockies Guide to Spring Dog Sledding & Après in Canmore, Alberta
Are you planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies this spring? With longer days and milder weather, spring is a wonderful time to visit the Rocky Mountain towns of Canmore and Banff. Learn how to enjoy Canmore like a local with our Canadian Rockies Guide to Spring Dog Sledding and Après in Canmore, Alberta.
Be sure to check out the Après in Canmore section below for some cool places to eat in Canmore. We’ve included some of the best restaurants in Canmore to sit back and relax with a warming drink, whether that’s a beer, cocktail, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider.
Spring in the Canadian Rockies
Wondering what Spring is like in the Canadian Rockies? Here’s what you need to know about the weather. The temperatures in Canmore in the Spring fluctuate between highs of 5c-18c (23f-60f). Be prepared for snow or rain. Spring can be a wet time in the Canadian Rockies with an average of 20-60mm of precipitation falling monthly.
Fun Things to do in Canmore & Banff in the Spring
Spring Dog Sledding in Kananaskis Country
If you’re looking for a great alternative to skiing or snowboarding while visiting the Canadian Rockies, consider a dog sledding tour. The spring dog sledding season in the Rockies usually runs until mid-April, depending on the weather conditions. The best thing about dog sledding in the spring is the weather isn’t as cold as it is in the middle of winter, and longer days bring more sunlight hours to enjoy the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.
With four different dog sled tours to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Après in Canmore
French for “after” apres is commonly associated with skiing. The term après is used to describe something you do after an activity. For example, an après-workout snack. Après ski culture originated in Scandinavia and became popular in the 1950s. What could be better than following strenuous activity in the cold outdoors with a warming drink?
Ski Hills Near Canmore
Canmore, Alberta doesn’t have any downhill ski hills in town, the Canmore Nordic Centre offers cross-country skiing, and there are four incredible ski areas a short drive away, including:
Après Dog Sledding
Here are Snowy Owl Tours, we love to see people have fun and enjoy themselves. Guests often ask our guides for recommendations on where to go after their tour, so we’ve created this handy Canadian Rockies Après Guide to Canmore, Alberta. While après ski often refers to a boozy afternoon spent recounting the thrills and spills of a day on the ski hill, it can also be a non-alcoholic, family friendly activity. Imagine how cozy it feels to enjoy a hot chocolate or hot apple cider around a fire.