Town of Canmore

Programs & Workshops

All programs are free but require registration. For dates and times, please see the calendar below or individual program descriptions. 

To register for programs based in Canmore, click here

Additional free programming for Bow Valley Residents is available through the Town of Banff's website here.

Need more information? Contact us to learn more about programming, referrals, and other services. 

Upcoming Programs

Circle of Security (for parents with children ages 0-3)

Circle of Security is an 8-week relationship-based program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children 0-3. Decades of university-based research has confirmed that children who are secure exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced social readiness, and a stronger ability to handle emotion. 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Note: No session on June 13, 2023
In-person at the Family Connection Centre: June 6, 20, July 4, 18, and Aug. 1
Online Via Zoom: June 27, July 11, 25

Program Dates: Tuesdays, June 6 - Aug. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.

Click here to register

Infant Sleep Support (for caregivers with infants 0-12 months) 
Learn from a certified sleep consultant about researched-based information on sleep for your infant. The first session is an information-based presentation and is followed by one-hour group sessions to further discuss strategies and gain insight and support from peers. Babies are welcome to attend sessions.
Parents/caregivers will gain knowledge on:
  • Causes of sleep challenges
  • Tips to develop healthy sleep habits 
  • Research-based sleep training techniques
Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore
Program Dates: 
Thursdays May 18, 25, and June 1 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays Aug. 3, 10, and 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Art of Conversation (for youth 12+) 

Art of Conversation is a five-week program for youth/teens ages 12+ and their parent/guardian/grandparent to create, connect, and communicate in a supportive setting. Participants will explore a different creative medium each week, connecting, and strengthening their relationships as they work together to learn something new. No artistic experience necessary. 

NoteParticipants can sign up for single or multiple sessions. For information about the art project each session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore

Program Dates: Fridays, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21 from 6-8 p.m.

Adventure Club (for children 6-9 or 10-13) 

Adventure Club supports outdoor play for children ages 6-9 (Junior Adventure Club) or 10-13 (Adventure Club for Youth) who are looking to stay engaged over the summer months. During this free three-hour program, children participate in a variety of physical and non-physical activities to:

  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Increase Social-emotional skills
  • Promote social awareness
  • Build resiliency
  • Develop new friendships 

 Various parks 

Junior Adventure Club Program Dates:
Tuesday, July 11 - Aug. 22 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12 - Aug. 23 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 13 - Aug. 24 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.

Adventure Club for Youth P
rogram Dates:
Wednesdays, July 12 - Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Equipment needed: Personal Items such as snacks, water, and clothing appropriate for the weather.

Teen Girls Wellness Retreat (for youth ages 12-16)
The Teen Girls Wellness Retreat is an opportunity for female-identifying individuals ages 12-16 to develop mental and physical self-care and wellness skills alongside their peers in a supportive and fun environment. Activities include art, goal setting, guided meditation, yoga, and learning about topics such as mental health, nutrition, and body image. 

 Canmore Recreation Centre, room 115
Equipment needed: Pack peanut-free lunch
Program Dates: Friday, July 14 from 10 - 3 p.m.

Click to register

Individual Support

The Family Support Worker (FSW) is available to meet individually with families with children 0-18 to identify needs, develop goals and build family capacity. The FSW provides prevention and early intervention supports and services to families for needs such as (however not limited to):

  • Child development, toddler and pre-school sleep support, safety planning, establishing routines, sibling challenges, and behaviour management (0-6 years)
  • Fostering independence, behaviour management, life skills, screen time, emotional regulation, social skills, safety planning, and sibling challenges (7-13 years)
  •  Healthy relationships, budgeting, boundary setting, coping skills, safety planning, sibling challenges, and behaviour management (14-18 years)

This service is available to all Bow Valley families either virtually or in person. There is no charge for this service. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403.678.2529 to book your appointment.


Developmental Screening

Curious about your child’s development? Check up on their development by completing these free online Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-SE). These questionnaires focus on:

  • communication, 
  • gross and fine motor skills,
  • problem-solving,
  • personal and social skills and 
  • social/emotional development 

Once completed, a trained professional reviews the questionnaire and will provide activities to enhance development and/or make referrals to community agencies, if necessary.

This service is free and available to all families in the Bow Valley with children 0-5. To access the online questionnaire click here. If you require a paper copy visit your local Family Resource Network.

FRN Calendar

To View the FRN Calendar, please click Here

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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