Town of Canmore

Canada Day in Canmore

Community spirit shines through like in no other place in the Rockies during Canmore’s Canada Day Celebrations. On July 1, our community celebrates in a big way while retaining the small town feel of togetherness.

2018 Float Contest

The 2018 float contest theme is Canmore’s “Wildlife or Wild Life” inspired by a community member’s submission of “Leading a wild life among the wildlife." To register click here. Registrations close on Sunday, June 17. No late registrations will be accepted. All details on float design will be specified during registration.
As the winner you will:
  • Get an awesome ribbon and bragging rights.
  • Your organization’s name will get engraved on a plaque displayed at the Civic Centre's reception.
What will the judges be looking for?
  • Thematic relevance, creative expression, creative effort and degree of decorating difficulty.
Ribbons will be awarded to:
  • First Place Overall
  • First Place Commercial/ Business 
  • First Place Non-Profit/ Youth Groups

2017 Float Contest Winners

First Overall - Elli's The Big Little Hair House
First Non-profit / Youth Groups - Rocky Mountain Adaptive
First Commercial - Stonewaters


8 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Centennial Park
FREE Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Canmore

9 a.m. Canada Day Fun Run - Centennial Park
Choose from 3, 5 and 10km distances in support of Canmore Nordic Ski Club. Enjoy a free Rotary Club pancake breakfast and kids obstacle course. Registration and info at
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mountain Made Canada Day Market - Civic Centre Plaza
A craft and artisan market with locally made crafts, art, food and fun.
12 noon Canada Day Parade
The Parade begins at the corner of Fairholme Drive and 15th Street. It continues down Fairholme Drive, turns onto Main Street and finishes at the corner of Railway Ave and Main St.
Bring your chair or stand and enjoy!

1 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Centennial Park
Canada Day Festivities and Marching Band Field Show
Featuring four marching bands on the Infield Show, music on the Stan Rogers Stage, food, game booths and a huge family area with activities and fun for all.

Entertainment lineup:
To be announced

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Infield Band Parade Show
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Civic Centre Stage
Live music at the Civic Centre: Metal Cowboy

10.30 p.m. Canada Day Fireworks
Finish the day off with a bang! Fireworks at Millennium Park. Only a short walk from Centennial Park.

* The Civic Centre is located on 7th Ave and 9th Street downtown Canmore.
* Centennial Park is located on 7th Ave and 5th Street downtown Canmore.
* Millennium Park is located on 1st Street and 5th Avenue in south Canmore.
Road closures downtown Canmore will be in effect from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For exit routes click here


New to town? Want to do something different or connect with new people?

Join us as an event volunteer! There are many shift options with different level of responsibility / activity.
We are always in need of volunteers and our events are a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, have fun and connect with old friends.
If you are interested in  volunteering or for more info please contact:
Nancy Ruiz
Events Coordinator
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