Canmore: the bright spot in Canadian real estate market

dHz Media Client Releases, Spring Creek

Owners drawn to Spring Creek by spectacular views and mountain lifestyle

CANMORE, AB – Condos and Townhomes comprise 70% of active listings in Canmore and are leading the way as the Rocky Mountain town located next to Banff National Park, bucks the slowdown trend in Canadian and Albertan real estate.

For the first quarter of 2019, there was a 11 per cent rise in total residential sales compared to Q1 in 2018 according to Ross Jansen, sales director for Spring Creek, Canmore, who tracks local sales statistics for just Canmore.

“Spring Creek is the preferred address in Canmore. From 2013 right to now in 2019, sales for our condos and townhomes have been consistent, says Jansen, “We have seen steady price growth for our new lodges and resale homes in Spring Creek are keeping pace.”

The trend is continuing as sales statistics released at the end of April from the Calgary Real Estate Board, (CREB) shows that year to date sales in the Bighorn region which includes Canmore, Exshaw, Ghost Lake, Harvey Heights, increased by 9.7 percent from April last year. Listing increased by 8.2% and Canmore just recorded its largest residential land sale ever at $6 million. (Source:

In comparison, the Canadian Real Estate Association’s quarterly forecast projects a 5.6% decreases in sales activity in Alberta and 1.6% decrease Nationally. The same report projects a small average price decline of 2.5% in Alberta and in Canada of 0.2%.

Photo Caption: Concrete being poured at Jack Pine Lodge with Rocky Mountains in the background.
Photo Credit: Provided by Spring Creek

“When I first visited Spring Creek, I was amazed by the architecture and how it fits in with everything. I knew that someday, I wanted to live there,” says Lorna McCubbin, who grew up in the Bow Valley area and returned after retirement. When built, McCubbin will be moving into Jack Pine Lodge, her third property purchase at Spring Creek.

“Spring Creek is a little paradise for us. We can walk everywhere and we have a great view of the mountains. As we downsize, our home in Jack Pine Lodge has a wonderful layout, it’s on one floor and will allows us to maintain our lifestyle in the community. As we continue to age, we know that if we need more care, Origin at Spring Creek is just across the street,” continued McCubbin.

Origin at Spring Creek is the +65 community that offers a mix of independent and supportive living for seniors and retirees. Life-enriching programs and amenities are included, complementing the natural and nurturing surroundings of Canmore.

Named after the developer’s father, Jack Kernick, who built Restwell Trailer Park on Spring Creek lands with his brother Don Kernick, the $33 million Jack Pine Lodge broke ground in March of this year and features some of the best views in Spring Creek.

“Our homeowners realize that Spring Creek is more than just bricks and mortar, it’s a community and neighborhood and its location right next to Main Street is ideal,” says Frank Kernick, owner and developer, Spring Creek.

Jack Pine Lodge offers one, two and three-bedroom home suites ranging in size from 751 to 1879 square-feet and in price from $479,000 to $1,149,000. It features a two-bedroom live work suite with 1746 square feet of living pace and 1069 square feet of street level retail space.

Each suite comes with luxury finishings including: spa-inspired ensuite, oversized gourmet kitchen, rock fireplace, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. In-building amenities, include a garden hot tub, exercise room, underground heated parking, geothermal heating and cooling and rustic exterior styling.

Jack Pine Lodge is surrounded by mountain views, unspoiled wilderness and clear, rivers and streams. There are ample opportunities for outdoor adventure in the surrounding area include world-class skiing, golf, fishing, hiking, biking and mountaineering.

In 2018 Canmore was named the second-best place to live in Alberta and seventh best overall in Canada on Money Sense’s Best Places to live in Canada Report.

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About Spring Creek
Spring Creek is a mountain neighbourhood comprised of homes for locals and vacationers of all ages, located within walking distance of downtown Canmore in the Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by mountain views, vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness and clear, glacier-fed rivers and streams, opportunities for outdoor adventure include world-class skiing, golf and fishing, hiking, biking and mountaineering.