Canmore News and Events
From Tourism Canmore website:
Surrounded by the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the town of Canmore is one of the most beautiful communities in the Canadian Rockies. Just an hour and a half from downtown Calgary and five minutes from Banff National Park east gate, Canmore offers not only a spectacular location but unequalled outdoor recreational opportunities, great food, and great shopping in the heart of some of the world's most breathtaking scenery. Neigbouring Kananaskis Country offers a scenic recreation area made up of more than 4,000 square kilometers of mountain parks.
Winter Activities: While many people who come to Canmore in winter are here to downhill ski or board some of the best alpine ski hills and resorts in the country, even greater numbers will come here to play and discover the myriad offerings of a Canadian Winter. In as much as Canmore Kananaskis is mecca for hikers and walkers in summer, it is a winter wonderland of unfettered space and access once you strap on snowshoes or cross country skis.
Certainly a major part of the Canmore Kananaskis story for the spring, summer and fall seasons is the incredible variety of walks, hikes and bike trails which are available virtually from your doorstep regardless of where you are in the destination.
What exactly does the spring, summer, fall activity list look like for the Canmore Kananaskis area? Golf (6 eighteen hole courses), Heli sightseeing, Heli hiking, Horseback riding, Pack trips, River float trips, Fishing river or lakes, Interpretive hikes, Climbing, Mountain biking, Walking, Hiking, White water rafting, River kayaking, Caving, Wildlife watching, Bird watching, Boat cruise, Gondola rides.
The Canmore Winter Festival is usually held during the last two weeks of January every year. Events range from ice carving and curling to spelling bees and special concerts. The Rocky Mountain Ski Marathon is a traditional kickoff to the winter festival.