Conceptually, the building is conceived as a contemporary take on traditional mountain materials, as well as architectural massing and form. The project is ‘street oriented’ along Bow Valley Trail to facilitate a strong street presence to support the Town of Canmore's vision of creating a welcoming and inviting gateway for visitors to the Town.
The design of Ascent Canmore takes full advantage of majestic and panoramic vistas of the Rocky Mountain to the south and north. Magical views down the Bow Valley to the west are experienced from both the pool and hot tub, while the outdoor amenities are positioned southwest to the dramatic Rundle Mountain chain. The site is ideally located just steps from the Legacy Trail connecting Canmore to the Town of Banff in Banff National Park.