Town of Canmore

Celebrating Canada's 150th Through Art

Bow Valley Mural Project

Five murals were commissioned by the many diverse peoples of the Bow Valley Community, as part of Canada’s 150th year celebration. Two Canadian Artists, Jarus and Jason Botkin, led the project with youth from the five Bow Valley Communities. This community-driven project was designed to explore how art and shared creative action can change our communities, by igniting conversations surrounding themes of belonging, inclusion, connection and most importantly, reconciliation with our country’s first peoples. Each mural was conceived with guidance from local Indigenous Elders, and the boundless imagination and energy of Bow Valley youth, in the form of multiple artist-led youth workshops. 


This mural is painted at the Banff Community High School, located at 330 Banff Ave. Artist credit Jason Botkin.


This mural is painted on the back wall of artsPlace, located at 950 8 Avenue. Artist credit Jarus.


This mural is painted beside the Legion at 2 Heart Mountain Drive. Artist credit Jarus.

Lake Louise

This mural is painted at the Recreation Centre, located at 101 Village Road. Artist credit Jarus.


This mural is painted on Morley Road, behind the gym across from the Stoney Education Authority building. Artist credit Jason Botkin.

 Video from Mural Project


Road Mural Project

This mural was designed with a theme of strengthening community bonds. The mural is painted on the road in front of the Civic Centre on 7th Ave. The artist who designed and painted the mural was Lucie Bause. She has lived in the Rocky Mountains for 25 years, before moving to Fort McMurray in 2014 to works as a Visual Arts Programmer.  Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in numerous group and solo art exhibits in Banff, Calgary, Canmore and Edmonton. 

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