Lac Des Arc is about 15 minutes east of Canmore. It is across the river from Exshaw. Exshaw has a Lafarge cement plant, a Graymont limestone plant and a Baymag Magnesium Oxide planet. It started as a summer community and now has a strong local tie in the all of the Bow Valley. Many people love the area and some are targeting it as a preferred location

Some of the street’s in this area include: Des Arc Road, Heart Creek and Mountaineers Close.