10 Best Family Hotels in Canmore

If you’re looking for a few of the most family-friendly hotels in Canmore, you’re in luck, as there are a few great ones to choose from. Thanks to their amenities, these hotels make life easier for those visiting the Bow Valley with children and extended family. Our suggestions include spacious rooms, indoor pools, and condo-style rentals. Price is important to families, so we’ve also considered various budgets and looked for a few resort-style accommodations with kitchen facilities (because cooking in saves a lot of money in the Rockies).

Two reliable suggestions for family hotels in Canmore are Pocaterra Inn & Suites and Falcon Crest Lodge. Pocaterra Inn & Suites has a water slide and affordable nightly rates for Canmore, so it’s a popular option for families. Another popular option is Falcon Crest, which offers condos with more than one bedroom and a full kitchen for self-catering.

Canmore is a tremendous option for families visiting the Canadian Rockie as the town has more condo-style accommodations than Banff, which offer a kitchen and multiple bedrooms. No matter what you are looking for, all of these family hotels in Canmore will ensure you have a great vacation with your family.

Click on the hotel name or the Booking.com links to check the latest rates. For the best rates on your hotel reservation, we recommend booking 6-8 months in advance.

Best Family Hotels in Canmore

Malcolm Hotel By Clique

The Malcolm Canmore At Dusk
Malcolm Hotel By Clique / Family Canmore Hotel With a Pool

The Malcolm Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of Spring Creek, a desirable neighborhood just steps away from downtown Canmore. It is one of the newest hotels in Canmore, and it’s sure to make for a great family holiday. Its location is one of its greatest strengths, as it is convenient to Canmore’s restaurants, bars, and shops.

It also sits conveniently across from the Policeman’s Boardwalk, one of the best walks in Canmore. The hotel’s highlight lies in the rooftop decks that make for a great place to take the views from the hot tubs, heated pool, or the resort restaurant. The pool area is certainly loved by families, although it’s rarely crowded with kids, as room rates are the highest in Canmore.


Just like the rooftop deck, rooms offer great views of the mountains and have luxurious finishes. Expect modern TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and rainfall showers in each room. Most important, at least to us when traveling, are the super comfortable beds and linens. While the kids may not mind a hard bed, parents certainly will! Facilities at the hotel also include a fitness center, restaurants, concierge service, and free underground parking.

While The Malcolm Hotel may be one of our favorite hotels in Canmore, it may not suit all families. As it’s a luxury hotel and the nicest in Canmore, it is the most expensive. It’s also worth noting that this is a hotel, which means families can not enjoy self-catering. All this being said, Malcolm provides community support, which sits well with locals.

Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE

Stoneridge Mountain Resort Best Hotels in Canmore

The Stoneridge Mountain Resort is a great property with luxurious condo accommodations for parents and kids. Families can choose from a one, two, or three-bedroom suites with ample space. Each suite has plenty of family space, including a living room, fireplace, dining space, and full kitchen. Families can book the one-bedroom as all suites have a pull-out sofa bed.

A fireplace in each suite makes for cozy evenings while cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. We’re big fans of self-catered accommodation as eating in Canmore or Banff can be expensive for families, so it’s a great way to save money. However, if families feel like dining out, plenty of restaurants in the town center are a short walk from Stoneridge.

The suites are the only standout feature here, as they also have large patios with barbecues. Plus, facilities on the property include underground parking, a fitness center, an indoor/outdoor pool, and a hot tub. Prices at the luxurious condos aren’t the cheapest in town, but will provide excellent value for families if booked in advance.

Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE

Falcon Crest Lodge Best Hotels in Canmore

Canmore’s accommodation options shine with the multitude of options for self-catering in the Canadian Rockies. The Falcon Crest Lodge has several options for one and two-bedroom suites that are great for families. All units have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchens or kitchenettes, fireplaces, and private balconies or patios.

The comfortable bathrooms here have tubs, walk-in showers, nice toiletries, and bathrobes. The property has underground parking, which is a Godsend in the winter. They even have a self-service car wash, two outdoor hot tubs, a fitness room, and games/puzzles for families.

Suites here are not quite as well-decorated as the Stoneridge Mountain Resort. However, they’re very comparable and offer similar amenities, condo layouts, and location. We feel confident recommending either property as they are similar and suggest families search for the best price!

Lamphouse Hotel

Lamphouse Hotel

The Lamphouse Hotel is a really good value option for exploring Canmore. If you want access to the town center, finding a better location across from the Policeman’s Boardwalk is impossible. We love the hotel’s character as it’s a tastefully renovated motel with lots of charm. All the rooms here are modern, with stylish mountain decor and great amenities for a comfortable stay.

Each room has free Wi-Fi, a 55″ flat-screen TV, a desk, coffee-making facilities, and a mini-fridge. Even the bathroom carries luxury bath products from Rocky Mountain Soap. As it’s a motel, rooms are the standard double-bed layout, which may matter to some families. There is a well-appointed three-bedroom apartment perfect for a family, that is if you’re lucky enough to score a booking.

Solara Resort – Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Solara Resort - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Solara / Best Family Hotels in Canmore

Solara Resort is another option for families who want condo-style accommodation. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen and fireplace. The suites also include dining areas, fireplaces, washing machines, and flat-screen TVs. The property has an on-site spa, hot tub, and fitness center.

A number of units feature mountain views, but most units face into the complex or adjacent property. Units are comfortable with granite countertops, leather furniture, and hardwood floors. The bathrooms are comfortable and clean, with quality toiletries. It’s another option worth exploring for families seeking self-catering accommodation.

Solara is a little more dated and tired than Falcon Crest or Stoneridge. However, it is usually more affordable than the other two resorts, and considering that most people spend all their time outdoors exploring Solara is more than adequate.

Mount Engadine Lodge

mount engadine - Best Family Hotels in Canmore
Mount Engadine / Best Family Hotels in Canmore

Mount Engadine Lodge is located along Smith Dorrian Road/Spray Lakes Road, about one hour from Canmore. It is in a wilderness area deep in Kananaskis Country, an Alberta Provincial Park. There isn’t much else besides mountains, valleys, trees, and the moose that frequent the wetlands around the lodge. In other words, Mount Engadine is located in an extremely remote section of Kananaskis, so it’s great for families who will be doing lots of hiking on their trip!

A wide variety of room options include private lodge rooms, cabins, glamping tents, and even a yurt (which may be a hit with kids). There is no cell service and no televisions, ensuring the whole family can really connect together.

It’s back to wilderness here—exactly like what you may seek on a trip to the Canadian Rockies. If you’re eager to have that backcountry wilderness experience without roughing it in a tent and eating dehydrated meals, you can’t get much better than staying here.

Bookings include breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Go for hikes or relax by one of the many wood-burning fireplaces between delicious meals. It’s certainly a better option for couples but an amazing stay for the right family.

Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide

family hotels in Canmore - Best Family Hotels in Canmore
One of the best family hotels in Canmore

The aptly named Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide offers a waterslide and indoor pool, which is obviously a big hit with children. The property features a large waterslide popular with children and a sauna for adults to relax. Its location is off Bow Valley Trail, with easy access to the highway and an extended walk to downtown Canmore.

All rooms have a seating area, desk, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge. The property also offers a fitness center, but we’re not sure how many people use it after hiking or skiing. Included in the rate is a free breakfast buffet. Rooms are basic, comfortable, clean, and present good value — that said, we wish it were just a bit more affordable.

Basecamp Resorts

basecamp resorts - Best Family Hotels in Canmore
Basecamp Resorts / Family Hotels in Canmore

Basecamp Resorts in Downtown Canmore is a great option for families. There are multiple apartment styles to choose from, and many can accommodate larger groups of people. We love the rooftop hot tub, which can be enjoyed in the winter or summer. Rooms are comfortable and modern and feature nice individual touches like luxury soap products from Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

This is a great option for self-catering as each suite has a full kitchen, dishwasher, dining table, and ensuite laundry. Several rooms also include a balcony and all guests have access to a natural gas BBQ – great for family dinners!

The location is convenient, with an easy walk to downtown Canmore and quick access to the TransCanada. Our biggest grip with Basecamps is that at all of their properties, they regularly use full-size beds, which are a tad small for adults.

Canadian Rockies Chalets

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Canmore

Canadian Rockies Chalets are an affordable option for those seeking self-catering accommodation that is also pet-friendly in Canmore. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen and private patio. There are gas bbq facilities onsite for those who’d like to grill out.

It’s hard to get past the fact that the suites here are a little dated, but comfortable enough with decent value for Canmore. You come to Canmore to enjoy the mountains anyway! The location is next to the Basecamp Resorts hotel and an easy walk to downtown Canmore or Rocky Mountain Bagel next door.

Silver Creek Lodge

Silver Creek Lodge Pet-Friendly Canmore Hotel
Silver Creek Lodge / Best Family Hotels in Canmore

As mentioned before, a big advantage ofstaying in Canmore over Banff is the plethora of apartment-style accommodation options. Silver Creek Lodge is one of those options that is both pet-friendly and great for those seeking self-catered accommodation. Literally perfect for the WHOLE family.

Suites at Silver Creek Lodge offer fireplaces, granite countertops, modern kitchens, dining areas, and laundry facilities. The hotel also features some of the best sushi in the Bow Valley with the Wild Orchid Asian Bistro. An onsite spa offers facials and massages, perfect for mom when dad is out with the kids (and dog!).

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About Cameron

Cameron is a resident of Canmore, Alberta. After traveling the world for six years, he settled down in the beautiful Bow Valley with Natasha. He has been featured as a travel expert with numerous publications worldwide and has spoken on several occasions about the power of travel. He has a passion for all things in the Canadian Rockies and loves to spend his time snowboarding, scrambling, camping, biking, and trail running. Conservation is a deep fundamental in his life, and he aims to inspire others to care about our natural world. You can learn more on the about us page.

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