Town of Canmore

Explore 2026 Olympic Bid

The Town of Canmore is determining whether it should partner in a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games alongside the City of Calgary. In order to decide whether there is justifiable benefit in partnering in a bid, the Town is exploring the following:

  • The financial viability of participating as a host community
  • Possible risks associated with a bid and possibly hosting the Games
  • Stakeholder and government support, benefits and concerns
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) requirements

Below you will find information related to the EXPLORE 2026 Community Engagement, as well as background on specific topic areas.


Find background information on the process as well as timelines for upcoming decisions.

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Community Engagement

Read a summary of the EXPLORE 2026 engagement activities and the principles that will guide Council in their decision-making.

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