Town of Canmore

Larch Island: A Story Walk

Take a walk of imagination on the Larch Island Interpretive Trail Story Walk

In partnership with artist Enza Apa, we are happy to launch Larch Island: a Story Walk presented by Curbside Museum that will guide you on an adventure through the familiar paths of the Larch Island Interpretive Trail.

Canmore has over 80 kms walking trails and pathways throughout the community. Some are well known and highly used.  Others are less traveled but have an interesting history with a variety of stories to tell along the way.  In the early 1980’s, an interpretive trail existed within Larch Island. Forty years later, the tour no longer exists, but seven old trail markers still remain, decaying in the landscape. This story tour will make use of those seven trail markers, and re-engage them with new stories.

Please note, that elk and other wildlife live in and around Larch Island. Like on all Canmore and area trails, give all wildlife space and never approach or feed wildlife. Click here for more information and click here for any current warnings or advisories.

Here's how it works
· Click here for the immersive walk created by the Curbside Museum.
· Park and walk to the Larch Island trailhead a few short minutes from downtown Canmore

· Use the digital story tour as your guide along the trail. Keep your eye out for the distinctive markers along the way.
· Please note that bikes are not permitted on the Larch Island Interpretive Trail.
Details
· You will need access to cellular data to follow the Story Walk No cell phone? Walk the Larch Island Interpretive Trail 
· There are bears and other wildlife in the area. Carry bear spray, and know how to use it

Please note, that elk and other wildlife live in and around Larch Island. Like on all Canmore and area trails, give all wildlife space and never approach or feed wildlife. Click here for more information and click here for any current warnings or advisories.

FAQs

Do I need to register?
Nope! The Story Walk is a self-guided walking tour.
Does it cost money to participate?
Nope! 
Where does it start?
The Story Walk begins at the Larch Island Interpretive Trailhead. Park and walk to the Larch Island trailhead a few short minutes from downtown Canmore

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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