Town of Canmore

Explore 2026 Olympic Bid


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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

Given the current trajectory of The City of Calgary’s bid review process, and the recently announced IOC timelines for the bid city Dialogue and Candidature Stages, Town of Canmore administration identified in December 2017 that it was time to conduct its own work to inform a Canmore decision on whether to partner in a bid on the 2026 OPWG. Below you will find information related to the EXPLORE 2026 Community Engagement, as well as background on specific topic areas.


This page includes background information from the 1988 Olympic Games as well as a variety of information from past host cities.

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Community Engagement

The intent of the EXPLORE 2026 engagement activities is to foster productive community dialogue in order to provide the Town’s decision makers with insights into the priorities of Canmore’s residents and stakeholders

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