The Three Sisters Canmore- All You Need To Know!

Exploring Canada’s three sisters; wanna try with me? It is not about humans or magical beings but rather about a place. Rolling your eyes already! The three sisters are most recognizable mountains in Canmore, Alberta. Both locals and visitors adore the three sisters, located in Canmore, Canada.

An Intro to The Three Sisters

The names symbolize positivity- Faith, Charity, Hope, The Three Nuns, and more. My favorite of all is “The Three Nuns” by Albert Rogers. Doesn’t it sound holy and pure? Once you visit, you’ll realize the reason for beautifully naming the trio.

Indeed, the view you see will be breathtaking. Watching those spectacular peaks, in reality, will make you feel elevated and at peace. As mentioned earlier, the three sisters are recognizable from many places across Canmore. However, I recommend viewing them from Bow Valley in the morning and evening.

Let’s roll back into history

It was one cold winter morning in 1883; the night storm had recently passed. And next thing in the morning was, Albert going out of the tent to explore. Albert Rogers was the son of a famous surveyor A.B Rogers. As he looked out of the tent, a cool breeze hit him gently on
the cheek, making him see the star of Canmore Valley—the three mountains, with snow covering peaks and sunlight glazing on them beautifully as if blessing them. The magnificent view captured his heart, and he named them “The Three Nuns”.

The three ladies renamed

However, soon this name was changed by a Canadian scientist George Dawson. Knowing nobody can resist this magnificent beauty, he visited the valley and named them ‘The Three Sisters.’ Visited them already, or are you still wondering about adding them to your bucket list? Keep reading. You will surely do it by the end!

Let’s know a little about their height and size

Starting from the smallest, the little sister is 2,694 meters; the middle sister is 2,769 meters. And the largest of all, the big sister, is 2.936 meters high! My My! They sure are high in the sky, but not high enough to stop you from exploring. The creator of this enchanting place
can-not be mundane. Undoubtedly, it motivates our inner self and teaches us to adore nature.

Best way to explore this place

You can bike or take a relaxing walk in the park to explore. I would suggest using a bike if it’s late in the evening. However, a walk would be the perfect & detailed way to experience this wonderful place. You can hike, trek, or take a helicopter ride to view those lovely mountains.
I envy those who are fortunate enough to visit Canmore regularly.

Lay back and imagine the experience you’ll get. A walk on wet grass early morning, visiting ancient lakes, meeting new people from nearby valleys. The gentle breezes blow through your hair while you’re in the heart of the forest exploring the wildlife, learning that there is so much more to life in the endless beauty of Canmore.  

The best spots to gaze at this fine piece of art

  • Canmore Bridge over the Bow River
  • Bike path that connects downtown Canmore to the Three Sisters Mountain Village 
  • Policemen’s Creek 


Get set and join this journey of never-ending possibilities. Rediscover yourself, and maybe you will end up enjoying your first odyssey. Canmore has it all. A trip to Canmore can never go wrong. Above all, the charm of that magical place is captivating enough that you wouldn’t want to leave. To conclude,The Three Sisters bring love, art, and peace within us.

Optimistic Travelers
Optimistic Travelers
Optimistic Travelers is a popular travel and lifestyle blog which focuses on travel, travel tips, lifestyle, food and drinks.  Optimistic Travelers is run by me (Nik) and my husband Sam. I come from a background in Pharmaceuticals however; travelling writing has always been my passion. Sam has a background in Information and Technology, Sam fell in love with photography and blogging a few years ago. Well seasoned traveler, nowadays he is the official photographer of and I tend to do the writing and editing. We both are self-driven Optimistic Travelers with a strong interest in lifestyle, adventure, food and obviously travel. We are currently in Canada and loving it! Most of our time is dedicated to working on Optimistic Travelers and earn a good living from it.

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