The M.D. of Bighorn recently engaged Canmore Woodcrafters to provide extensions/ adjustments to our Council Chambers' tables. The project required matching newly constructed tables to our already-constructed (by another company) 3 yr. old tables, and "renewing" those same already-constructed tables.
The quality of the completed and renewed products is astonishing: Canmore Woodcafters' ability to blend the new extensions into the existing tables is unbelievable, as one cannot tell which were the old tables and which are the new ones.
The work was completed with a minimum of fuss and interruption, on time and on budget. There would be no hesitation in re-engaging Canmore Woodcrafters for any similar work that our organization might have. 

Martin Buckley, MD of Bighorn

I've used Woodcrafters a number of times throughout the years for commercial retail projects, and for our new office space. Their Swiss heritage can be seen in the perfection with which they do their jobs. They also stand behind everything they do. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them for any job in the future. They aren't the cheapest, but they are the best!    

Cam Baty, Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

Hi Brian 

Just a quick note to let you know about the great job with the pull out drawers in the kitchen cupboard.  They look great, fit perfectly !!! and provided the exact functionality needed for that space.  Stuart did a great job with the installation and we couldn't be more pleased. 

Anne Kozak


My wife and I are really enjoying our new dining table.   It looks fantastic and we are very proud of it!  I want to thank you for your time and interest in this project.  I'm glad you appreciated it's importance to my family. 

Special thanks to Justin and crew.   Everyone has been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. 

Rick Williams 

We are over the top happy with all the beautiful and functional changes in our home.….and so glad we could get it all done locally. Why go elsewhere when you have the very best in your own backyard!

Sincerely, Eva and Paul

We had the opportunity to work with Canmore Woodcrafters on the Whitebark Café in Banff, Alberta. Due to the square foot limitations of the cafe, the millwork was an important part of the design and function of the space. Not only was their product of high quality standards and great craftsmanship, they were able to turn any onsite issues that may occur in a renovation or new build, into a practical, professional result. Canmore Woodcrafters did exceptional work, we look forward to an ongoing relationship with them.


Stacy Gilchrist - principal

Loop Interior Design Inc. - Calgary, Alberta

204, 822 – 11th Avenue SW – Calgary, Alberta – T2R 0E5

office 587.350.9737 mobile 403.830.7254

website І www.loop-id.com


Thanks Canmore Woodcrafters, for helping me with a new vanity for our home bathroom renovation. I really appreciated the level of care and personal attention you showed me.  Even with my tight timeline, I knew I could count on you for excellent workmanship and sound advice.  Throughout the process I was confident you to have my vanity well built, delivered on time, and installed professionally. Even your post-installation follow-up was impressive. Working with a local company is important to me – thanks for being a great Canmore company.

Have a great day,


We are extremely pleased with the work by Canmore Woodcrafters on our new Whitebark Cafe!  Not only is the end product excellent, but the service by Brian, Ernst & the rest of the Canmore Woodcrafters Team throughout construction was professional, timely, friendly & attentive of every detail!  Looking forward to our next project!

Lauren Woolstencroft

Whitebark Cafe at the Banff Aspen Lodge

Ernst & Brian Salzgeber’s team take great pride in their work, and it shows. They actually get excited about WOOD! I have had several pieces of custom furniture built out of exotic materials, and they turned out amazing! Canmore Woodcrafters creativity and attention to detail played a major part in creating what I would consider furniture for a lifetime. A pleasure to work with, and a wonderful family

Michelle Jones


MK Design Group Inc.


“My wife and I built a very special home in Canmore with 12 different types of woods, ranging from burled redwood to bubinga. The home exemplifies the highest standards of craftsmanship that one can imagine. There were many great craftsman who worked on the house, but one that stands out were the “artists”, and I do not use that term loosely, from Canmore Woodcrafters. Perhaps the easiest way to explain this is there was a workman from another company who was in our house and commented that he had been in a number of homes in Canmore, but had never witnessed a kitchen (that was manufactured and installed by Canmore Woodcrafters) with the quality as our kitchen. Of course, throughout the home there are other amazing details that Canmore Woodcrafters created, but the word from another craftsman certainly speaks volumes about their ability to create works of fine wood art.  Finally, my wife and I, as well as our numerous guests, are always amazed at the quality of the work performed by Canmore Woodcrafters.”


Warren and Beth.

Canmore Woodcrafters went the extra mile to ensure that my client was completely happy. We had a unique request which required Brian Salzgeber to personally travel and hand pick the perfect reclaimed beam from area in Southern Alberta. The Woodcrafters team worked together to take the clients vision and create the perfect fireplace mantel for a 13th century style mountainhome. Friendly service, professional product and overall enjoyable experience.

Joanne Grimble
#109-705 10th Street
Canmore, Alberta

Although we had only just recently completed a renovation of our Banff home, there was some remedial work and a few outstanding cabinetry issues left to deal with. Ernst enthusiastically met with us and his team stepped in immediatelyto address our concerns. Needless to say, we were thrilled with the results! Their knowledge and expertise (they created some new cabinetry and made some repairs to the existing pieces, and matched the color and finish perfectly!), along with their overall attention to detail, was second to none.

We would highly recommend Canmore Woodcrafters Ltd. to anyone looking for high quality craftsmanship, and outstanding service.

Roland and Terry Pollard, Banff, AB

I wanted to take time to personally thank you and your Company for all the fine work you have completed with our company over the years.

We have completed numerous projects together in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper over the past 17 years.

From start to finish, your attention to detail, quality manufacturing and first class installation of all architectural millwork is second to none in our industry. We face many challenges working in the hospitality industry but you have always made it easy because of your professionalism.

Canmore Woodcrafters Ltd. has been our first choice for all our millwork requirements and will remain in the future.

We look forward to working together with you in 2010 and beyond.

Peter Mirosevic
CRW Contracting
1247 Richland Road NE
Calgary, Alberta
ph: (403) 295-6581


Design Carpentry and Woodwork has been contracting in the Bow Valley since 1987, at the early stage of the business we were handling our millwork in house, as the years went by and our success in general contracting spread to a point that we had to look for a local specialize millwork shop capable to supply all together, high quality, service and volume so we turned to Canmore Woodcrafters.

We started to get our site supplied by them in 1992 and never had to look any further for our woodwork needs, few times we had to place orders months ahead due to their success.  Ernst Salzgeber has always and still is of great help each time we are in a tight spot due to short schedule. It is my expectations and hope to keep working with Canmore Woodcrafters in the future , even with the possibility of new ownership. I am sure that their highly trained team will provide the upmost service and quality in the business.

My company has been involve in numerous project as general contractor , mostly in renovations of restaurants, stores, hotels, pubs, night clubs and offices. Any request to elaborate on the subject will be welcome do not hesitate to call.

Marcel Lehoux
Design Carpentry and Woodwork
Banff, Alberta
ph: (403) 678-7456

Our company has been incorporated in the Bow Valley for over twenty-five years, mostly involved in commercial building projects and a few high-end housing units. In this period of time, Canmore Woodcrafters has worked with us on numerous projects providing a range of custom wood products and cabinetry. The most recent project was the renovation/upgrading of the Sunshine Village Corporate offices, including retail and service components, in Calgary, Alberta. This project was completed to the same level of competence and excellence as our Sunshine Inn Project in Banff National Park, where Canmore Woodcrafters completed the following:

  • a curved cherry/granite lobby counter/cabinetry
  • cherry wall panels, work stations, and cabinetry in the Eagle's Nest dining room
  • cherry/granite/copper panel finished lounge bar
  • all the guest room furnishings including beds/headboards, desks, night tables, unique couch/pullout beds, bath vanities, custom closets
  • a licensed Starbuck’s lobby coffee restaurant

l have found the team at Canmore Woodcrafters to competently work with architects, designers, owners and contractors completing the projects in a timely and professional manner. Their work has withstood the test of time, and i would be delighted to arrange a viewing of their work to an interested party. I look forward, with pleasure, to a continued association with this company.

Please contact me if you require any further information.

Garry Langlais
Langlais Construction
Canmore, Alberta
ph: (403) 678-6030