While many of us are drawn to the high-energy buzz of a large-group adventure, others crave the independent vibe of a small-group experience - and private is not only preferred, it's perfect.
Whether you're a solo explorer, happily introverted, or simply looking for a unique escape from the hustle and bustle, these real-deal Albertan experiences are the ideal way to carve out your private piece of paradise, or small-group sojourn.
Canmore's craft-spirit scene is shaking up a storm, with two local distilleries opening their doors in 2017 - RAW Distillery and Wild Life Distillery. Created and led by passionate, local entrepreneurs, both distilleries are Alberta-proud, and they're blending a whole lotta creativity into their seasonal creations, botanical infusions, and limited-edition blends (Peppercorn Gin, anyone?).
For a laidback solo or small-group experience at each distillery, get interactive with a daily guided tour and tasting, or a custom private tour. Explore the magic-making facilities while the teams walk you through their 100% locally-made production processes - from grain to bottle.
Get a taste of Alberta's past with RAW's newly-launched Heritage Select Whisky, made with the very rare Ollie variety of Alberta barley, or sip on Wild Life's just-released Alberta Botanical Gin, a completely novel spirit crafted from 100% Albertan ingredients. Perfect gift or souvenir: sorted!
For a spontaneous solo adventure, experience true freedom and serenity in the backcountry, or, stay closer to town for easier access – and let someone else take care of the gear. As Canada’s only camping equipment rental company to offer a simple one-way-rental service, the passionate team of hikers, climbers, paddlers, bikers and of course, campers, at Rent-A-Tent Canada can make your next trip easy.
Effortlessly book online and collect at their retail location in Canmore, and you’re good-to-go with all the gear you’ll need. And if you’re a first-time camper, you’re in luck, too – you’ll receive a detailed info session on how to use the equipment, what to know about camping in the Rockies and how to be mindful and responsible of wildlife in the region (in camp and on trail).
Sleeping outside is an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the stunning wilderness of the Canadian Rockies – so with your gear sorted and memories made, the hardest part of your trip will be the decision to head back home.
These solo and small-group experiences are created, operated and led by some of savviest, most passionate, real-deal locals in Canmore and beyond – so they’ve got you covered for the trip of a lifetime.