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Canmore, My Town: A Realtor's Homage to Canmore
When I hitchhiked the USA and Canada as a teenager in the 1980's a dream was born. I would one day live in Canada. Thirty years later - I was married with two young kids and working in Shanghai, China - I was ready to make the move.
In 2011 while still working in China my wife and I came to Canada for 8 weeks with the sole purpose to find a place to call home.
It was clear that it would be somewhere in the west. As a student I had visited Jasper and Banff and I loved Vancouver. In 2005 I had taken my wife on a longer RV-tour through BC and Alberta to find out if she could agree.
Coming from Germany, some of those personality traits kicked in when it was time to make a choice. The qualification list included items like weather/climate, job situation, schools and education, real estate, medical care, and a decent connection to an airport.
After having driven...