Town of Canmore

Art Walk in the Woods

Now through April 13, when you walk up to the Nordic Centre, you may notice something unexpected. Something beautiful. Unusual. Jaw-dropping. 

Art Walk in the Woods is an annual art installation that connects downtown Canmore to the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park along the Legacy Trail Extension to the Nordic Centre. This year's collection features six different temporary art installations that inspire curiosity and a sense of playfulness while celebrating the power of sport and culture in the Bow Valley. 

How to Get There

Take a Digital Walk in the Woods

Motivation - Lesley Russell

From a distance Motivation’s shining steel sides are reminiscent of the strata of the mountains but as you get closer you realize it is sharing a message. The strata are made up of the word “PUSH” repeatedly laser cut into the steel.

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dagunenâ ktûtha giya - AJA Louden and Chiniki College

This installation was designed, constructed and painted by Stoney Nakoda students of Chiniki College with support from guest artist AJA Louden, supported by the Whyte Museum, the town of Canmore, and the Calgary Foundation.

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23 Reasons to Smile - Cedar Mueller

Flowers make everything happy and beautiful. This sculpture will give you 23 reasons to smile to brighten your winter day with a bit of flower joy! These flowers are all made from found steel- old cars, a school bus, and an old tractor.

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Coordinates - Studio North

Coordinates is an exploration of space and perspective that invites the viewer to reorient themselves in a familiar landscape. Constructed out of a series of custom-created mirrors suspended in the canopy, the piece challenges you to find the perfect vantage point to see a seamless image, like arranging a visual puzzle.

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Prayer Beads - Kari Woo

Community participants created hand-made ceramic beads that were fired and then strung together using handwoven Fireweed cordage as a gift to the trees.

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Nordic Blessings (Fast Track) - Michelena Bamford

80 pairs of skis cut into 6 inch squares are draped between the tall canopy of conifers where they take on the essence of Tibetan Prayer Flags; acknowledgment to all the ski lovers who know the overwhelming spirituality and blessings of propelling oneself through silent forests in crystalline snow.

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