Canmore Canada Local Events
Canmore Alberta, Canada hosts many local events that are of interest to both the vacation traveler and the local community. Make note of any events you'd like to attend while you plan your vacation travel to Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies.
If you have an event you'd like to list on CanmoreAlberta.com, email us the details.
May 11 & 12, 2013
Rocky Mountain Women’s Run
With 5km, 10km and Mountain Half Marathon events, the Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Walk & Run attracts over 2,000 health-oriented women looking for a unique and active weekend experience with the women in their lives. All proceeds are given to the Pink and Green Ribbon Campaign, a program of the Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation. Registration is now open!
July 1, 2013
Canada Day Parade
One thing you can count on is Canada Day in Canmore. Our festivities celebrate the special joy of being Canadian. Locals line up early for the pancake breakfast that starts at 8 AM. Main Street is jammed with people who come from all over southern Alberta to view the parade. Truly spending our national day in beautiful Canmore is a pleasure that should not be missed.
August 3 - 5, 2013
Canmore Folk Music Festival
Join us at the Annual Canmore Folk Music Festival in Centennial Park featuring three days and three stages of folk/roots, blues and world beat from national and international performers. The alcohol-free event includes a global artisan village, food vendor area and family area, as well as a number of free off-site activities. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit at www.canmorefolkfestival.com
September 1, 2013
Canmore Highland Games
The Celtic spirit prevails in Canmore when hundreds of participants of Highland Dance, Piping, Drumming, Running and Heavy Sports give their best performances in their quest for excellence.
September 8, 2013
Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Take part in one of the races or cheer on over two thousand racers. This is one of the most scenic courses in Canada. The course includes trails along the Bow River through Three Sisters Mountain Village and over the historic mine bridge offering stunning views of Canmore’s majestic mountain backdrop. All money raised goes towards our education projects in Central America and West Africa.
November 1 - 3, 2013
Vic Lewis Band Festival
Named to honour a Canmore pioneer who introduced band music to Bow Valley students in the 1940’s... and who taught them for over twenty years... the Vic Lewis International Band Festival has earned a reputation as one of the best non-competitive music festivals in Alberta. Over 800 students in junior high and high school bands perform for adjudicators, participate in workshops, listen to faculty recitals and give public performances during the two days and two nights of the festival.
2014 Alberta Winter Games
In 2014, Alberta’s best young athletes will gather in the picturesque Rocky Mountains for the 20th Alberta Winter Games. The communities of Banff and Canmore will jointly host Alberta’s largest multi-sport competition.
Athletes ranging in age from 11 to 17 will compete in traditional winter sports, as well as various indoor sports such as volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics and wrestling. The number of participants is similar to an Olympic Winter Games, with more than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials taking part.
Visit the Town of Canmore Arts and Culture web page for information on the Public Art Program, to share an art event or workshop or to read the monthly Arts & Culture Newsletters.
Winter Events 2012/2013
The Canmore Nordic Centre is the site of many cross-country ski and biathlon events and competitions. To download the Canmore Nordic Centre Event schedule, click on the following link
Between May and October, a number of events are being held at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Trail running, orienteering courses, mountain bike races, the 24 Hours of Adrenaline and more.
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