Town of Canmore

Canmore Recreation Centre Lifecycle Maintenance Project

The Canmore Recreation Centre (CRC) is the largest municipal building in Canmore, serving residents, neighbouring communities, and traveling athletes. Built in three phases starting in 1983, many building components are nearing the end of their useful life cycle, a number of significant building codes have changed and aspects of the building no longer meet the current or future expectations of the community. The building will be undergoing significant construction in 2018. The primary objective of the project is to complete essential life cycle maintenance work on the CRC to ensure it remains safe, reliable and operational for the next 25 years.

Construction Timelines 

This schedule has been designed with minimizing the impact to all users as much as possible. It is important to note that although the building will remain open during construction there will be impacts to the operations which will change on an ongoing basis. Below you will see the tentative dates that areas of the building will be under construction (note that the Thelma Crowe arena will tentatively remain operational throughout the project, while the Alex Kaleta arena will be closed starting in May). 

Once construction starts this page will be updated on a bi-weekly basis with details on what is being done and the impacts users can expect during that period.

Level 1 

Level 2

Floor Plans - updated November 6

The work being done includes lifecycle maintenance and life safety updates including roof repair, reinforcing of AK arena structure, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, control systems, lighting, flooring, paint, hardware and fixtures throughout the building. Below you will find more details on the work being done on each level of the building and updated floor plans. 

Level 1 - Detailed PDF      pdf Nov. 2 - level 1 (487 KB)

Some of the major changes include:

1.       Addition of flex room for up to 13 athletes

2.       Increasing size of AK dressing rooms to accommodate up to 21 athletes

3.       Re-location of public washrooms

4.       Reconfigured multi-purpose gymnasium dressing rooms, office and program space

5.       Addition of a central feature staircase

6.   Replacement of ice plant

7.   Addition of a children's play area and youth/meeting room


Level 2 - Detailed PDF      pdf Nov. 2 - level (397 KB)

Some of the major changes include:

1.       Peaks of Grassi Gym will become new Community Hall, increasing capacity of space to 200 people

2.       Re-location of public washrooms and conversion to universal washrooms

3.       Use change of existing office space to fitness/weight room and multi-purpose room with  viewing to the arenas (through existing window to TC and new windows into AK)

4.       Moving Town offices to current Community Hall

5.       Addition of barrier free seating in AK arena



If you have any questions or are looking for more information please contact Adam Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403.678.1530.

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