Town of Canmore

Free or Low-Cost Fun in Canmore

Fun Anytime

  • Go skating on one of Canmore's numerous outdoor rinks or ponds
  • Toboggan down one of the many hills around town. The Nordic Centre, Cemetery Hill, Eagle Terrace, etc.
  •  Try orienteering at the Canmore Nordic Centre
  • Cross-country skiing is free at the Nordic Centre every day after 5 p.m. The lights stay on the lit loop until 10 p.m.!
  • Join the world’s largest treasure hunt and download the Geocaching app
  • Go for a hike! Here are some hike ideas, and don't forget to check the bear report from WildSmart!
  • Build a snow fort or sculpture in one of Canmore's open area or parks
  • Become a bird watcher! Document the birds you see and learn how to recognize their calls
  • Become a botanist! Learn to identify local trees and shrubs
  • Learn to identify some local animal tracks and head out to find some after a fresh snowfall 
  • Volunteer! Great way to meet people and get involved
  • Go Fish! Anyone under 16 years old does not require an Alberta Fishing License
  • Visit artsPlace virtually and participate in online programming and events
  • Go on an Artwalk and locate Canmore's public art installations 
  • Celebrate the legacy of the majestic bull elk who roamed the Cougar Creek neighbourhood with a self-guided walking tour
  • Visit the Curbside Museum, located at the corner or Railway Avenue and Pinewood Crescent


Weekly Fun


  • Enjoy Food and Friends on Monday nights at St. Michael's church from 5-7 p.m. (take out only)
  • Visit CYAN’s Facebook page for a free virtual yoga class every Wednesday night 

Special Events

  •  Enjoy many of the free events happening during Winter Carnival in Feb. 2021

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