Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is the town of Canmore. Sitting at an elevation of 1400m, this scenic mountain town in the Bow Valley, offers magnificent mountain vistas featuring some of the Rockies’ most impressive peaks. Read more about the mountains in Canmore here.
Located just 45 minutes west of Calgary and minutes from Banff National Park, Canmore offers the perfect balance of wilderness and urban infrastructure.
Living in Canmore
The population of Canmore sits just under 14,000 people and is a good mix of young and energetic people that value an active outdoor lifestyle.
Residents and visitors alike have easy access to nature and recreation facilities including great hiking and biking trails as well as world-class ski resorts and golf courses.
Because of its great location and youthful population, Canmore residents can enjoy the feeling of small-town living while still having access to big-city amenities including medical facilities, grocery stores, restaurants and more. Read more on the great amenities in Canmore here.
The town has recently seen an influx of people looking to embrace the mountain lifestyle. While some residents continue to maintain a presence in the city by making the easy commute to Calgary daily, others fully adopt the Canmore lifestyle and seek career and business opportunities right in town.
When considering moving your family, one of the deciding factors for most families would be access to good schools for their children.
Luckily, families moving to Canmore have easy access to some great educational facilities including Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy which sits amongst the highest-ranked schools in Alberta.
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
Opening its doors for the first time in 2001, Our Lady of the Snows is part of the Christ the Redeemer School Board. The school is located on Stewart Creek Drive, within walking distance to the homes at The Courtyard at Stewart Creek.
Offering kindergarten to grade 12, the academy encourages students to excel academically within a nurturing faith-filled environment. The staff consists of caring and dedicated individuals who maintain a high standard of education.
Credited to the academic program, the committed staff and a supportive parental community, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy continuously ranks amongst the highest level of schools in Alberta.
Academics at Our Lady of the Snows
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy is continuously recognized for its strong academic program through awards and rankings.
The students at the academy are encouraged to excel in their classes and are recognized for their achievements through Award Celebrations, Newsletter Student Highlights and more.
The school also offers PowerSchool, an online platform which allows students and parents to track grades, schedules, attendance and more all from their computers, tablets and phones.
Programs at Our Lady of the Snows
The support system at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy is next to none. The team working within the school is exceptional and parent involvement is strongly encouraged creating a warm, caring environment for students.
There is also a great system to provide support to students in need. In a partnership with the Bow River Regional Collaborative Service Delivery, members of the School-Linked team visit the school regularly. Members from the team work alongside the teaching staff to assist students that may require extra support. The School-Linked team consists of a:
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Mental Health support workers
The support for the students does not end when they graduate either - the school has a program in place for alumni of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy. The school is proud of the accomplishments of its students and likes to continue the connection. There is also a Facebook group set up for alumni to get updates on fellow classmates, plan alumni events and share stories.
Extra Curriculars at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
In addition to a vigorous academic and faith-based program, Our Lady of the Snows also offers some fun and inclusive extracurricular activities for students.
Extracurricular programs include Glee Club, iMatter Peer Pals (one-on-one peer mentoring), worship team, debate club, jazz band, spring play, iGem, Student leadership, Social Justice and many more fun groups and activities.
There are also many opportunities for students to get involved in volunteer opportunities throughout the school and community including with Grizzly Mountain Events and with the Town of Canmore Community.
Living at The Courtyard at Stewart Creek
Moving your family can be a stressful ordeal. Your family is important to you and you want to ensure they have access to all of the amenities they need to succeed and live a healthy and happy life.
When moving your family to Canmore, you can leave this stress behind. Canmore offers all of the amenities you need, including great education facilities like Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy within walking distance of your front door at The Courtyard at Stewart Creek.
Living at The Courtyard at Stewart Creek provides direct access to trails and a stone’s throw to downtown Canmore, combined with the rare serenity of Three Sisters Mountain Village. Your Courtyard door is only steps away from all the best that the mountains have to offer, including world-class cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking trails, golf and more.
If you’re looking for a new home, we invite you to take a look at the newest community being built in the Three Sisters Mountain Village. Click here to download more information.