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Essential Contacts and Wonderful Friends

Since the opening of A Bear & Bison, we (Owners Lonny & Fiona), have developed many invaluable contacts and fabulous friends. We have established great working relationships with the people listed below and know that together we build perfect dreams. Take a look at their own websites or send them an email to gain more information. Our wedding planner service includes the liaison for all aspects of the wedding, trust us and let us take away the stress and strain of the Pre-Wedding work load.


Malcolm or Roger
Peak Photography
PO Box 478
Banff AB, T1L 1A6
Tel/Fax : (403) 609-4414

[email protected]



Colin Ferguson

Richard Brown
  Patty Mac ~ Highland Photo Services
Tel: 403 609 3611
[email protected] 
  Alta Resort Productions
Tel: 403 760 9876
Toll Free: 888 678 2248
[email protected] 
  Orange Girl - Photography with a difference
  Platinum Weddings - Christa Lee
  Frances Morency wedding/
  Aydin - Banff Video

Marriage Commissioners

Carl J. Shields, Licensed Marriage Commissioner


Rick Kunelius, Licensed Marriage Commissioner


Marian Kutzer, Licensed Marriage Commissioner

Patricia Compton, Licensed Marriage Commissioner

  Karyn Faryna: 1.403.762.8098
Robin White: 1.403.760.4867
fax: 1.403.760.2776
email: [email protected] 


Ceremony - Cocktail music

Harp ~ Deborah Nyack Tel: 1-403-678-6509
Piano, Violin & Cello

Please note a piano tuning charge will apply when utilising the grand piano at the Inn ~ $100.00 and up.

After-Dinner music

Class Act DJ's ~ Patrick Smiley Tel: 1-403 678 2949

Music / Entertainment

Barb & Laurie ~ Occasional Notes
Tel: (403) 239-4285 or (403) 285-4681



Elements Floral Tel: 1-403-678-4554 or Toll Free: 1-866-417-5070
Willow Haven Florist


Spa Services

Rapunzel's Salon & Spa
Canmore’s best set up facility and is perfect for those group appointments, if your wedding is on a Sunday or Holiday the prices are multiplied by 2.
Tel: 1-403-678-2626
[email protected]
For in-house Hair & Make up treatments done in your guest room, Janeal is the best. Prices are between $100 - $150 for 'up do' and $55.00 for Make-up.
Tel: 403-609-3881  
Bridal up do’s are their specialty at $130.00 and bridal party hair ranges from $100.00 to $120.00, make up is also available for $45.00 to $55.00
Tel: 403-609-8070  
  Lana Desch
Complexion Artistry is one of Canmore’s newest services and is based very close to the inn, would be great for services provided here!


Marriage License Bureaus

For online marriage license applications:
Arrange your marriage licence before you arrive, then collect it in person in Banff.

See more information on the legalities on the websites below:


St George's in the Pines

  • Built in 1889, the oldest public building still in use in Banff.
  • Stained Glass windows, old stone work & charming bells.
  • All Christian denominations welcome.

Wedding Cakes

Cake Creations - Barb

Wine Suppliers

The Cellar Door   Great for sampling and Inn delivery call Alison
Tel: 1-403-675-1100
Email: [email protected]

Babysitting Service

Julie Padgett
Tel: 1-403-762-3661

Website Design and Hosting


canadian rockies, bed breakfast, hotel, canmore, banff
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast & Restaurant
705 Benchlands Trail,
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Telephone: 1-403-678-2058 Fax: 1-403-678-2086
[email protected] 

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