Once you’re finished hitting the slopes, there are plenty of spots to grab food, drinks and of course, local goods. Canmore Brewing Company offers refreshing beer and food, a bright and family-friendly tasting room and a patio to soak in the sights. If it’s spirits you’re after, visit the famous Wild Life Distillery for great craft gin and delicious cocktails.
Get your coffee fix from Eclipse Coffee Roasters (which happens to be very close to Indigo Bay), and tasty treats baked fresh in-house, from French bakery Le Fournil. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a quick bite, don’t miss Rocky Mountain Bagels, a local favourite that has been around for 25 years. Pro tip: It’s so popular that there is almost always a lineup, so go early!
Canmore’s most frequent visitors are locals. When Indigo Bay first opened, Canmore was still a relatively quiet town and the shop wasn’t as popular right away.
“When it comes to visitors, the locals keep the shop busy during the week, while plenty of tourists stop by on the weekends,” says Claire. When the pandemic hit, the businesses stayed connected, keeping their fingers crossed that the town would remain open. Everyone in the neighbourhood knows each other by name, so keeping the shops and community alive in this tight-knit town became a common goal.
These days, Canmore remains a vibrant and friendly destination filled with heart and a local spirit.
“Canmore celebrates the outdoors, so having Northbound Supply Co. be a part of Indigo Bay was a great fit,” says Claire, “When people come into the store, they’re drawn to the selection Northbound offers because of its fun, easy-going styles that cater to everyone and feel truly Canadian.”
The next time you’re visiting Alberta, don’t forget to explore the gorgeous town of Canmore, soak in the scenery, and find your new favourite outfit at Indigo Bay. indigobaycanmore.com