Canmore Deals with Covid-19 in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada

It all happened so fast. First we were planning for spring skiing and all the weddings and events that we would be celebrating in the coming months. Then everything came to a screeching halt in an attempt to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19. We went from a bustling vacation town to closed shops and venues and nearly empty streets. Schools, restaurants and bars closed. Well, you can find a parking spot on Main Street now. Canmore residents are staying home and only venturing out to walk dogs, get exercise or buy groceries, not much else. We are all hoping things will get back to normal soon and we can welcome visitors back with open arms. For now, let’s all try to stay home and keep it from spreading.

The Town of Canmore put up a sign asking residents to do their part and stay home to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. photo by Pam Doyle Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Rusticana Grocery on Main Street in Canmore is asking people to use cautionary measures when entering their store due to the coronavirus. Wednesday, March 2020. photo by Pam Doyle

The Good Earth coffeehouse on Main Street in Canmore posted a notice that they are closed due to the coronavirus. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. photo by Pam Doyle

The Canmore Hotel looks lonely.


Murrieta’s restaurant is closed.

Main Street is pretty quiet. You can easily find a place to park.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters on Main Street is closed.

The new commercial building with condos on Seventh Ave and Seventh Street is actively under construction.

The new Catholic Church by the Holiday Inn is being built.

The Banff Park East Gates are still open to through traffic but all Parks facilities are closed to the public to deter visitors. photo by Pam Doyle Wednesday, March 2020. Canmore, Alberta.

A playground in Canmore is closed to kids to stop from spreading germs. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore Safeway had a sanitization station at their front entrance on March 25. They started offering Senior’s Shopping Hours from 7 am to 8 am. photo by Pam Doyle/

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