Was officially named Canmore in 1884 by an employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway. 1887 opened the first coal mine, and the coal industry was by the close of Canmore Mines Ltd.. in 1979 an important economic factor. Tourism is the 1988 Winter Olympic Games since then developed into the most important industry of Canmore, not least through the hosting of the cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.
The status of a small town ( Town ), the Community since 1966. Prior to the settlement had the status of a village ( Village ).
The census in 2011 showed a population of 12,288 inhabitants for the town. The population has thereby increased since the last census in 2006 to below-average 2.1%, while the population in the province of Alberta grew by 10.8 % at the same time. The average age in the median of the male population is 39.7 years ( in the province average 35.9 ) and in the female population 40.1 years ( in the province average 37.1 ).