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 & 2019. 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 

Update February 9: The building will remain open during construction, however there will be impacts to operations. A construction phasing schedule is being designed with the intention of minimizing the impact to users as much as possible. The project will separate areas of the building into different phases of work, we expect phase one of work to start in April. An updated phasing plan is currently being developed and will be posted here as soon as it is available. 

Floor Plans - updated February 9

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 

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.   Replacement of ice plant

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


Level 2 

Some of the major changes include:

1.       Peaks of Grassi Gym will become new Community Hall, increasing capacity of space to 150 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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