Free street maps are widely available through town, but the best Canmore maps are produced by Gem Trek Publishing, who offer two options: Canmore & Kananaskis Village (1:50,000) and Best of Canmore (1:35,000). Like all maps in this series, they are created using computer-generated 3-D imagery to clearly define changes in elevation and GPS to plot hiking trails. The backs of the maps are filled with trail information as well as tidbits of history.
These Canmore maps are available at local visitor centres, at Cafe Books (826 Main St., Canmore, 403/678-0908, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily) and at some local gas stations. In Calgary, Map Town (400 5th Ave. SW, 403/266-2241) is a specialist map shop worth stopping at as you pass through.