Town of Canmore

Programs & Workshops

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upcoming Programming:

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.

Girls Connect (for girls ages 9-13)
Being a tween can be stressful and this past year has been extra challenging. This 4-week program is facilitated by the Bow Valley Family Resource Network. The program encourages participants to get involved in discussions and provides opportunities to practice the skills needed to succeed in school, relationships, and teenage life.

Each week is guided by one of the following wellness concepts:

Week 1, Head: Learn a new skill
Week 2, Heart: Practice self-love
Week 3, Feet: Nurture your body
Week 4, Community: Strengthen your support system

This in-person program is open to all Bow Valley Residents. All supplies are included and this program is free.

Location: Centennial Park 

Program Dates:

Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 | 3-4:30 p.m.

Register here

Toys Together (for children ages 0 - 6)
This indoor/outdoor program is designed for parents/caregivers and their children. Join us for the full two hours, or drop by for as long as you like. We provide the toys to help kids develop gross motor skills and ask that you leave your own at home for now.

This program is for Canmore residents only. Banff residents can join a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Program Dates:

Tuesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 |  9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18, 25 |  9 - 11 a.m.

Register here
Free Play, Free Time (for children ages 3 - 5)
This parent-free, fully supervised program is designed for children ages 3 – 5. At Free Play, Free Time, children have the chance to explore, learn, and play with other children in a safe, physically distanced setting. Childcare professionals oversee this program, and children can stay for the entire duration of the program, or stop by for part of it. This program runs outdoors; please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately.

This program is for Canmore residents only. Banff residents can join a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Program Dates:

Mondays, August 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10-11:30 AM

Register here
Play Without Parents (for kids ages 6 - 12) 
Play Without Parents is a parent-free, fully supervised childcare program for kids ages 6-12 years. This outdoor program allows children to connect with one another in a physically distanced setting, play engaging games and learn new activities under the supervision of childcare professionals.

This program is for Canmore residents only Banff residents can join a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Program Dates: 

Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 | 10 - 12 p.m.

Register here
Picnic in the Park (for parents with children ages 0-5)
We invite parents and caregivers with children ages 0-5 to pack a lunch and come together for an afternoon picnic! This twice-monthly program will bring families together to connect children and parents. Be sure to bring a blanket to sit on!  

This program is for Canmore residents only

Banff residents can join a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Dates: 

Mondays, August 9, 23 | 12 - 1 PM 

Location:
Friendship Park  

Register here

Babies & Blankets (for parents with infants 0-12 months)
This indoor/outdoor program is designed for parents/caregivers with non-walking infants. Bring your baby and a blanket and enjoy the opportunity to connect with other parents.   

Banff residents can join a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Dates: 

Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1 – 2 p.m.

Register here


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. 

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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 Wesley 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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