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Welcome to Gourlay's Clinic Pharmacy

Enhancing the lives of our clients, community and team members

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Your local pharmacy since 1994

Our mission at Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy is to enhance the lives of our clients, our team members, and our community. We are driven by excellence in how we deliver care, provide customer service, collaborate with healthcare professionals, and create a supportive workplace environment.

Gourlay’s Pharmacy is located behind the Georgetown Inn and beside the Canmore Associate Medical Clinic.

Full service Pharmacy

  • Compounding Pharmacy

  • Travel Health Clinic

  • Medication Reviews

  • AADL Provider

  • Immunizations

  • Compression Therapy

  • Wheelchair rentals

  • Prescribing Pharmacists

  • Free prescription deliveries in Canmore

Our History

Gourlay’s Pharmacy has been part of the Bow Valley since 1923 when Hugh Gourlay made Banff home and opened a drug store on Banff Ave. Alma is proud to carry on the locally owned and independent pharmacy legacy in Canmore and serve the residents of this special mountain community!

Pharmacy Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun: Closed
Holidays: Closed

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We specialize in compounding, a pharmaceutical practice that allows us to customize medications to fit specific dosages, formulations, and delivery methods, based on your unique needs. Experience the difference personalized medication solutions can make in your life.

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Travel Health Clinic

Our pharmacists, certified in travel health, are dedicated to providing personalized advice and recommendations tailored to your specific travel needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and embark on your next adventure with confidence.

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Prescribing Pharmacists

Our skilled pharmacists are equipped to conduct assessments for various minor ailments and conditions. Where appropriate, a prescription may be issued.- Urinary Tract Infections
- Strep Throat
- Vaccines (RSV, Pneumonia, HPV)
- Cold Sores
- ...and more!


Immunizations and Injections

Our pharmacists are able to administer a variety of injections from regularly scheduled medications, allergy shots and vaccines.- Vitamin B12
- Testosterone
- Pneumonia
- Shingles
- Covid-19
- Flu vaccines
- Travel vaccines
…and more

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Pharmacy Consultations

Receive a 1-on-1 consultation with our pharmacist to optimize your medications. Services may include:- Medication Reviews
- Diabetic Counselling
- Stop Smoking
- Blister Packaging

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Order Metagenics nutritional supplements online!We carry a variety of other nutritional supplements. If you are looking for something specific, please let us know. We will do our best to order it for you.

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Wheelchair Rentals

Please call or email to confirm availability and prices.

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Free Prescription Delivery

Delivered to the comfort of your home in Canmore!

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AADL Provider

We are an approved AADL provider for:
- Incontinence supplies
- Ostomy products
- Catheter supplies
- Compression stockings

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Compression Therapy

Get compression stocking fittings by our certified team members.

Call/Email to book an Appointment!

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Gourlay’s Pharmacy is located behind the Georgetown Inn and beside the Canmore Associate Medical Clinic.

Hear from our patients:

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"Absolutely incredible customer service!! The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. My kids had rapid strep tests done there and the pharmacist was incredible at developing rapport with my kids. Highly recommend supporting this pharmacy. Lots of staff working, so they were very fast also which was a bonus!"

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"I never write reviews, but when I saw they only had one adequate review I had to correct it because the deserve much better! I have been using Gourlay's pharmacy for more than 20 years, and they have consistently gone above and beyond what you would expect a pharmacy to do. They remember details of my files, they provide excellent information and suggestions when called for. They are absolute professionals but also really nice folks. If choosing a pharmacy in town, I highly recommend Gourlays."

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"Gourlay's are great. I've been getting my pharmaceutical needs met with them here in Canmore, and in Banff, for decades. Top shelf service from a cherished valley family."


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COVID VACCINE UPDATE: Effective April 15, 2024, the following groups are eligible to receive an additional dose of the XBB1.5 vaccine. The interval between the additional dose is at least 6 months since the previous dose or 3 months after a Covid infection.

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older

  • Individuals 6 months of age and older with certain immunocompromising conditions

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals 6 months of age and older

  • Adults 18 years of age and older who reside in seniors congregate care living settings

Covid vaccines are covered by Alberta Health Services with a valid Alberta Health Care number. (Book your Covid shot now by going to the AHS Covid booking site.)Vaccines are a vital tool in public health that help protect individuals and communities from infectious diseases, reduce healthcare costs, and contribute to global health and well-being. Our knowledgeable pharmacists can help you determine what vaccines you may need to ensure that you are up to date.

Common vaccines that we administer include:

  • Shingles

  • Pneumonia

  • RSV

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough)

  • HPV

  • COVID-19

  • Influenza

  • Travel related vaccines

MMR vaccinations

  • Health Canada is recommending that everyone is up to date on their measles vaccine or meet criteria for measles immunity.

  • Clients that do not meet these criteria may be eligible to receive the MMR vaccine through Public Health.

  • Clients are encouraged to call 811 to determine eligibility.

  • To learn more, the Canadian Immunization Guide is available here


Seasonal flu shots are administered October through March each year. Official start date may vary from year to year.
Flu vaccines are covered by Alberta Health Services with a valid Alberta Health Care number.

Facts about the flu:

  • The flu is caused by a flu virus and spreads easily from one person to another

  • The virus spreads in “droplets” when you sneeze, cough, and talk.

  • Unwashed hands spread the virus to your mouth, eyes, or nose when you touch them.

  • The flu can be more dangerous for children, the elderly, and those with health conditions.

Note: For the most up to date and detailed information on the flu, see Health Canada.

Tips to lower your chances of getting the flu:

  • Protect yourself with the vaccine each year.

  • Follow the steps for proper hand washing with soap and water.

  • Cough or sneeze into a clean tissue, or cover your mouth and nose with your elbow.

  • Keep your distance from people you know are sick with the flu.

  • Clean shared surfaces with disinfecting wipes regularly.


  • Contact us to confirm pricing, insurance coverage options and to book an appointment

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At Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy patient centred care is our top priority. A consultation with our pharmacist can help to optimize your health outcomes by ensuring medications safety, providing education and personalized care, managing chronic conditions, and promoting preventative health.

An appointment with the Pharmacist appointments may include:

  • Pharmacist assessment and prescribing

  • Medication review

  • Diabetic counselling

  • Smoking cessation

  • Travel clinic

Contact us to book a 1-on-1 appointment with one of our pharmacists.

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Prescribing Pharmacists

At Gourlay's Clinic Pharmacy, we're dedicated to ensuring your wellbeing is at the forefront of our services. Recognizing the convenience and necessity of immediate healthcare access, we proudly offer a Pharmacist Prescribing service. Our skilled pharmacists are equipped to conduct comprehensive assessments for various minor ailments and conditions. Following a thorough evaluation, if a prescription is deemed necessary and falls within our scope (excluding narcotics or controlled substances), our pharmacist can prescribe the appropriate medication. It's important to note, not all assessments will result in a prescription, ensuring that only suitable cases are treated with medication. This service aims to provide you with timely and effective healthcare solutions, right within your community. We may advise you to see another more suitable care provider. Please contact us to learn more about this service or to schedule your consultation.

Strep Throat Assessments and Pharmacist prescribing

  • Our pharmacists are able to do a throat swab for the detection of Group A Strep, commonly known as strep throat

  • If appropriate a prescription for antibiotics or symptom management may be provided

  • The cost for the Strep A test is $25

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How you take your medication and how you manage your medical conditions affect your overall health and how you feel. A comprehensive assessment with our pharmacists aims to optimize therapy, minimize the risk of side effects, and improve patient outcomes.Contact us to book an appointment for a medication review.

During your medication review we will discuss:

  • Your health conditions and what medications you are taking

  • How you are taking your medication

  • Any concerns with medication (ie. side effects, interactions, compliance, etc.)

We can also provide medication reviews or additional counselling for diabetes management or smoking cessation.Contact us to book a 1-on-1 appointment with one of our pharmacists.


Blister packs are a great tool to help us manage our medication and reduce medication errors. They help to ensure that we are taking the correct medication at the correct times each day.Talk to one of our team members to find out more about blister packs and if it may be a helpful tool for you or a loved one!

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Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy is your one-stop destination for all your travel health needs. At our clinic, we understand that a seamless travel experience begins with good health. Whether you are embarking on a thrilling adventure or jet-setting for business, we are here to help ensure you stay health and safe throughout your journey.From vaccinations to malaria prophylaxis, we offer a comprehensive range of travel health services to help you prepare for your trip with confidence. Our pharmacy also carries a wide range of over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies to address any health concerns that may arise during your trip.Gourlay's Clinic Pharmacy is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

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Certified by the International Society of Travel Medicine, our travel-certified pharmacist will give you information on how to stay healthy on your trip. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Trust us to provide the expertise, resources, and support you need for a healthy and enjoyable travel experience.


We will send you a Travel Risk Assessment form before the appointment. Please complete this form and bring it with you. We have access to NetCare, which will show vaccines administered in Alberta. If you have any other vaccine records, please bring them to the appointment.

  • Plan to book an appointment 6-8 weeks before your travel. Some vaccines require multiple doses or multiple weeks to become effective.

  • Please give yourself at least 1 hour for the travel clinic appointment.

  • We will email you the travel information and any travel related maps discussed during the consultation.

Vaccines, Medications, and Recommendations

During the appointment, we will review your medical and vaccine history and discuss potential travel-related concerns, based on the given itinerary. We are able to provide you with a prescription for any of the recommended vaccines or travel-related medications (i.e. malaria prophylaxis, traveller's diarrhea, altitude sickness). We can also administer recommended vaccines at this time. We will schedule additional appointments for vaccine boosters as required.


Travel Health is not covered by Alberta Health Care, therefore consultation fees are an out of pocket expense.

Travel Clinic Consultation Fees:

  • Individual: $70.00 per person

  • Couple: $60.00 per person

  • Family of 3 to 4 people: $50.00 per person

  • Resort Travel: $35.00 per person

  • Yellow fever consultation only: $35 per person

Injections and Medications:

  • The injection fee is included in the consultation fee at the initial appointment

  • Any subsequent appointments for injections will be subject to a $20 injection fee per visit

  • The cost of each vaccine/medication is in addition to the consultation fee

  • We can directly bill vaccinations and prescriptions to many drug benefits plans, Coverage does vary with each individual plan.


Our experienced pharmacists, certified in travel health, are dedicated to providing personalized advice and expert recommendations tailored to your specific travel plans. A travel consultation is required for our pharmacists to prescribe any travel related medications or vaccines to ensure that the medication is appropriate and safe for you. Vaccines and travel medication available through our travel clinic include:

  • The vaccines you need while traveling depend on the places you visit.

  • During a travel assessment, our travel certified pharmacist will go over your destinations with you and determine which vaccines you require.

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Vaccines and Medications we offer:

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  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B)

  • Typhoid (oral and injectable)

  • Yellow Fever (we are a designated yellow fever vaccination center

  • Japanese Encephalitis

  • Rabies

  • Polio

  • Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis

  • Meningococcal

  • Dukoral (Cholera and E.Coli)

  • Malaria prophylaxis

  • Antibiotics for traveller’s diarrhea

  • Medication for altitude sickness

  • Medication for motion sickness


Travel Health Kit

  • A travel health kit is important no matter where you travel. We want to ensure that it contains enough supplies to prevent illness, handle minor injuries and illnesses, and manage pre-existing medical conditions for longer than the duration of your trip.

  • Put together a Travel Health Kit.

Tips for travelling with medication:

  • Bring an extra supply of medication and medical supplies (ie. needles or syringes for injections).

  • Keep all medication in its original, labelled container.

  • Take a copy of your prescription or medication print out from the pharmacy.

  • Keep medication in your carry-on luggage.

Travel Health Kit

Other important travel tips:

Hand washing:

  • Clean hands may be one of the most important things you and your family can do to stay healthy, at home and when you travel. (Read more about Hand washing and staying healthy)

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Food and water safety:

The most common illnesses among travellers are generally caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. Always take precautions with food and water to avoid getting sick. (Read more about Food and water safety).

For more information on traveling outside Canada see: Well on Your Way – A Canadian’s Guide to Healthy Travel Abroad.

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At Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy we understand that every individual is different, and so are their healthcare requirements. As your trusted compounding pharmacy we are dedicated to providing personalized medication solutions tailored to meet your unique needs.Our team of experienced pharmacists and technicians combines the art and science of compounding to create medications that are not readily available commercially or require special formulations due to allergies, sensitivities, or other medical considerations. Whether you need customized medication for pain management, hormone replacement therapy, dermatological conditions, veterinary care, or pediatric needs, we are here to help.Quality and safety are our top priorities. We source pharmaceutical-grade ingredients from reputable suppliers and adhere to stringent quality control standards to ensure the effectiveness, purity, and safety of every compounded medication we prepare.Compounds that we prepare include liquids, capsules, creams, suppositories, troches and lollipops.At Gourlay’s we strive to provide exceptional customers service and we do our best to get medication read as quickly as possible. Please note that additional time may be required for us to prepare your compounds.Proud member of PCCA since 1994

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Order Metagenics nutritional supplements online!

  • 20% off your first order

  • 10% off recurring orders

  • Free shipping to your door

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Online ordering is easy, convenient, and less expensive with our preferred pricing:

We carry a variety of other nutritional supplements. If you are looking for something specific, please let us know. We will do our best to order it for you.

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Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy provides some home-care services for you and your care-givers.

Our home-care services include:

  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Provider

  • Compression stockings

  • Ostomy products

  • Incontinence supplies

  • Braces and supports

For more information on home-care services available to you through Alberta Health Services visit:


The Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program helps Albertans with long-term disabilities, chronic illness or terminal illness. The program provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies so clients can live independently at home and within their communities.For more information on receiving these benefits contact AADL, or call Health Link Alberta toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465)

As an approved pharmacy for the AADL program, we can supply you with:

  • Compression stockings

  • Incontinence supplies

  • Ostomy products

  • Catheter supplies


Compression socks can relieve the pain of tired, achy legs; help your legs feel more energized and help prevent and treat a variety of symptoms associated with poor circulation. Compressions socks apply a gradient pressure on the limbs, this squeezes the vein walls together to encourage circulation and prevent blood from pooling. Talk to our pharmacy team or your doctor to find out if compression stocking are appropriate for you.Compression stockings come in different sizes and pressures depending on your specific needs. Our certified fitters will take your measurements to ensure that you are getting the right stockings for you. Contact us to find out more and book an appointment for your compression stocking fitting.For more information on the benefits and types of compression stockings available see Sigvaris.

Wear and Care

Compression stockings are not your average pair of socks. How you put them on, wear them, and care for them can make a difference in how long they last and how they make your legs feel.See the following link for detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your compressions stockings:


After an injury or a strain, you may need a brace to support your injury and prevent more damage.

We carry a selection of braces and supports:

  • Ankle: support and relief for injuries, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.

  • Foot: relief from arch pain, plantar fasciitis, heel pain and spurs.

  • Knees: support and protection for ligament, cartilage, and joint damage.

  • Elbow: relief from tennis elbow, golf elbow, and other repetitive injuries.

  • Hand and wrist: support for osteoarthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and other repetitive injuries.

  • Arm: support for injuries and after surgery.

  • Shoulders: support for dislocations, arthritis, rotator cuff, and collar bone injuries.

  • Neck: support for ligament strains from injury such as whiplash, falls, or impact.

  • Back: support for herniated disks, lower back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, and upper back pain.


We carry discrete protective underwear for men and women from Depend and Tena, to help you remain active and maintain your lifestyle.

For more information see:

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We carry Hollister and Convatec ostomy products. If you have questions about the products you are using or products you need, please call us at 403-678-5288.

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At Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy in Canmore, we rent:

  • wheelchairs

Please call or email to confirm availability and prices.


Gourlay’s Pharmacy has been part of the Bow Valley since 1923 when Hugh Gourlay made Banff home and opened a drug store on Banff Avenue. The pharmacy stayed in the Gourlay’s family until 1989, when the store was sold to Peter Eshenko and Randy Maclean. A second Gourlay’s location was opened in Canmore in 1994, when Peter and Randy partnered with Darren Belik.Alma Steyn was honoured to carry on the legacy of Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy in Canmore when she bought the store from the 3 partners in 2021. Alma and the pharmacy team are committed to continue serving the Bow Valley community with the highest standards of care.

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Our mission at Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy is to enhance the lives of our clients, our team members and our community. We are driven by excellence in how we deliver care, collaborate with healthcare professionals, and create a supportive workplace environment.

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We strive for excellence through:

  • Personalized care and connection with all of our clients

  • Offering you and your family many healthcare services in one location

  • Providing on-site compounding services to allow for medication tailored to your specific healthcare needs

  • Collaborating with you and your healthcare provider to find the best outcomes

  • Being a trusted pillar in the community

  • Practicing with honesty, integrity, respect and compassion

  • Providing education and resources to help you manage and understand your medical conditions


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Get better Care at Gourlays Canmore Clinic Pharmacy. Complete the form below and one of our team members will handle the rest!

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Gourlay's Clinic Pharmacy license document

Gourlay’s Clinic Pharmacy is licensed under the Alberta College of Pharmacy.Pharmacy Manager: Alma Steyn
License Number: 4140
The licensee is required to provide, on the request of a patient, the name and practice permit number of any regulated member who provides a pharmacy service to the patient or who engages in the practice of pharmacy with respect to a patient.Patients who have concerns about the pharmacy services they receive are encouraged to discuss the problem directly with the pharmacist. Every pharmacy has a pharmacy licensee, responsible for the policies and procedures at the pharmacy, who can also address your concerns. If necessary, you may ask to speak to
the licensee.
If you are still concerned, you may contact the Alberta College of Pharmacy toll free at 1-877-227-3838 or by visiting the college website


Click on the links below to access the manual submission forms. Completed forms can be mailed to the provided address for reimbursement.

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