January 31, 2014
Lantern Parade
5:30pm Canmore Civic Centre
Kids’ Art Opening Reception
7pm Elevation Place

January 30, 2014
Utility Box Program Info Session
7pm, Canmore Civic Centre Council Chambers

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Party on the Pond

October 18, 19, 2013
Festival of Eagles
Annual celebration of the Golden eagle migration. For more info, visit

September 27 to 29, 2013
Alberta Culture Days and artsPeak Weekend
A weekend long festival to engage the community in arts through free events and workshops.

For full listings of events, visit

September 26, 2013

The 2013 Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts
An evening to celebrate and honour those who have contributed to the arts in our community.

September 24, 2013

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ceannmore by Alan Henderson
Join the Arts & Events team in celebrating the 5th birthday of ‘Big Head’. From 12pm to 1pm, there will be cake, kilts and bagpipes! See you there! Main Street at Policeman’s Creek.

Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2012

Our festivities celebrate the special joy of being Canadian. Locals line up early for the pancake breakfast. Main Street is jammed with people who come from all over southern Alberta to view the parade. Spending our national day in beautiful Canmore is a pleasure that should not be missed.

Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts 

September 28, 2012

This is an event to recognise and embrace the talent of local artists and people who have contributed to our vibrant arts community. Awards are presented amidst lively entertainment and in a fun social gathering where the community can meet and share ideas.

Festival of the Eagles & Touchstone Unveiling

October 13, 2012

Become “enraptured”! Join all levels of birdwatchers in this autumn celebration of the ancient migration of the golden eagle along the Canadian Rockies. Share in the spirit of the eagle, take part in guided hikes, or listen as interpreters explain this ancient phenomenon.

NYE Party on the Pond

December 31, 2011

Join family and friends as you skate under a starlit sky with lights twinkling against a mountain backdrop on New Year’s Eve. The 10th Street pond features horse and wagon rides, hot chocolate, music and more. We look forward to sharing this popular Canmore tradition with you. 

Canmore Lantern Festival

December – January, 2012/2013

In an extraordinary display of light and community connectedness, residents of Canmore meander through the wintry darkness, lanterns in hand, ensconced in the music and revelry of the night. Free lantern making workshops offered leading up to the event.  Lantern Parade to take place on February 1, coinciding with the Opening Reception of the Kid’s Art Exhibition.

Kids’ Art Exhibition

February 1-20, 2013

The Town of Canmore annually hosts an exhibition to showcase the artistic talent of children and youth in our community at the Canmore Public Library Gallery. Kids’ Art is not a competition, rather a celebration of the imagination. 

Canmore Winter Carnival

February 1-18, 2013

Highlights of Canmore’s winter festival include the Trappers’ Ball, the ice carving competition, log sawing competition and the Kid ‘n’ Mutt Races.

2011 Event Schedule    
Month Dates Event organizer
  7 to 25 Kids’ Art Exhibition TOC
  7 Lantern Parade TOC
  8 to 9 North American Cup Biathlon, Calforex Cup Biathlon CNC
  30 Cross Country: Rocky Mountain Ski Challenge CNC
  28 to Feb 6 Canmore Winter Carnival TOC
  Jan 28 to 6 Canmore Winter Carnival TOC
  4 to 6 Cadet Provincial Biathlon Competition CNC
  12 Cross Country: Bow Corridor Regional Race CNC
  11 to 19 Cdn National x-country ski championships CNC
  26, 27 Canmore Ski Fest 2011 12/24 Hour Ski Marathon CNC
  8 Orienteering Race CNC
  14/15 Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women’s Run CNC
  21 Canmore Children’s Festival CCF
  21/22 Big Bear Disc Golf Tournament CNC
  28, 29 IFSC Climbing World Cup Bouldering Canmore Vsion
  11 Iron Lung Mountain Bike Race CNC
  12 Organ Grinder Mountain Bike Enduro CNC
  16 to 19 artsPeak MAF
  18 5 Peaks Trail Running Race CNC
  25/26 12 hour Run & Mountain Bike Enduro CNC
  1 Canada Day Parade TOC
  3 Canmore Triathlon CNC
  9 Canmore Challenge Trail Running Race CNC
  9 Miner’s Day Parade  
  16, 17 Mountain Bike National Championships CNC
  23, 24 24 Hours of Adrenaline CNC
  30 to Aug 1 Canmore Folk Music Festival CFMF
  July 30 to 1 Canmore Folk Music Festival CFMF
  14 Xterra CNC
  4 Canmore Highland Games CHG
  11 CAUSE Canada run CAUSE
  17 5 Peaks Trail Running Race CNC
  18 Terry Fox Run Terry Fox
  29 to Oct.13 TOC Employee Art Show TOC
  30 Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts TOC
  30 to Oct.2 Alberta Arts Days TOC
  Sept.30 to 2 Alberta Arts Days TOC
  15 Festival of Eagles TOC
  4 to 6 Vic Lewis Band Festival MAF
  26 Ringing in the Holidays BRZ
  31 New Year’s Eve Party on the Pond TOC

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