Town of Canmore

Canada Day in Canmore

Community spirit shines through like 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.
Celebrations start at 8 a.m. with our traditional pancake breakfast and Canada Day Fun Run and extend well into the evening with a spectacular Canada Day fireworks display. 
What a great community Parade this year! The 2017 Float Contest winners:
First Overall - Elli's The Big Little Hair House
First Non-profit / Youth Groups - Rocky Mountain Adaptive
First Commercial - Stonewaters
Registrations for Parade Floats will open on February 1, 2018. Registrations will close on Sunday, June 24. No late registrations will be accepted. 
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. - 3 p.m. Mountain Made Canada Day Market - Civic Centre Plaza
A craft and artisan market with locally made crafts, art, food and fun.
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 p.m. Centennial Park
Canada Day Festivities and Marching Band Field Show
Featuring music on the Stan Rogers Stage, community food and game booths and a huge family area with activities and fun for all.

Entertainment lineup:


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Infield Band Parade Show

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 folder 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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