Town of Canmore

Free or Low Cost Fun in Canmore

Canmore is a community that welcomes all people to engage and participate in activities that makes our community and neighbourhoods great. There are a wide variety of activities that are free or available at a low cost. Below you will find some ideas that can be fun for everyone in the community to try.

Fun Anytime

  1. Go skating on one of Canmore's numerous outdoor rinks or ponds
  2. Toboggan down one of the many hills around town. The Nordic Centre, Cemetery Hill, Eagle Terrace, etc.
  3. Cross country Skiing is free at the Nordic Centre everyday after 5pm, the lights stay on the lit loop until 10pm.
  4. Try orienteering at the Canmore Nordic Centre
  5. Join the world’s largest treasure hunt and Geocache
  6. Enjoy the Canmore public Library’s great, free programs! Including Wednesday movie nights
  7. Go for a hike! Here are some hike ideas, and don't forget to check the bear report from WildSmart!
  8. Enjoy an art walk: Elevation Place and Canmore’s many local art galleries.
  9. Cheer on the athletes at the numerous world class events happening at the Canmore Nordic Centre
  10. Volunteer! Great way to meet people and get involved
  11. Kids age 0-6 visit ParentLink for their programming and drop ins.

Weekly Fun

  1. CYAN’s Yoga at the Opera House Wednesday’s at 7pm and is open to everyone!
  2. CYAN has many other events including pasta nights and board games nights.
  3. Shinny and public skating on Sundays at the Canmore Recreation Centre
  4. Try a trail run with Canmore’s Trail Culture on Tuesdays at 6:30pm
  5. Enjoy Food and Friends on Monday nights at St. Michael's church from 5-7pm
  6. Know when to hold’em playing Texas Hold’em Thursdays at the Legion (7pm)
  7. Create during artsPlace Free family Sunday artsPlay
  8. Trivia Nights: Tuesdays at Half Hitch, Wednesdays at the Tavern, Thursdays at Graze, Sundays Rock and Roll trivia at the Tavern
  9. Open Mic Nights: Thursdays at the Tavern, Fridays at Good Earth Cafe, Tuesdays at Hy5
  10. Hot Chocolate Social every Sunday from 2-3pm at Origin at Spring Creek, everyone welcome!

Fun Special Events

  1. Canmore Museum is hosting a lego building contest!
  2. CP Rail Holiday Train comes to Canmore on Dec 13th from 5:45-6:30pm
  3. New Years Eve party on the pond
  4. Festival of Trees at the Malcolm Hotel
  5. Enjoy many of the free events happening during Winter Carnival
  6. Cheer on local athletes at the Biathlon World Cup
  7. Check out the many free courses that are offered by FCSS
  8. The Bow Valley Primary Care Network offers many free events and workshops

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