Canmore
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Three SistersMountain is Canmores signature scenic feature. It was originally named Three Nuns because the three peaks look like hooded nuns in prayer. 

Artists renditions of these three peaks can be seen in signage all around Canmore and in marketing materials of many Canmore attractions.

If you look closely at the bottom-center of the satellite picture below you will see Three Sisters Mountain and the prominent shadows of two of its three peaks.

Canmore is a town of 11,000 people located on the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1) just 7 km (4 miles) from Banff National Park, just over a 1 hour drive from Calgary International Airport. 
Canmore is centered in some of the best mountain skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, rafting, golfing and sight seeing in the world. You can see three world class golf courses in the satellite picture above. A fourth has just been approved for completion in 2008.

Here are the distances to some popular spots: 

    • 3 km (2 miles) from the Alpine Club of Canada
    • 5 km (3 miles) from three world class golf courses you can see in the satellite photo above
    • 25 km (15 miles) from the Town of Banff
    • 40 km (25 miles) from Kananaskis Country - alpine & back country skiing & hiking
    • 40 km (25 miles) from the best alpine skiing in the Rockies - Sunshine Village
    • 80 km (50 miles) to the largest ski area in the Canadian Rockies - Lake Louise 
    • 200 kn (125 miles) to the Columbia Icefields
    • 310 km (195 miles) to the Town of Jasper in Jasper National Park
    • 115 km (72 miles) from Calgary International Airport and city center