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. 
Registrations for Parade Floats are now open! 
Get ready to rock the Canada Day Parade and win the 2017 Canmore Canada Day Float Contest.
Will your float claim the Best Float ribbon?

Canada is turning 150 and we are celebrating. Gather your team, get creative and put together a float that will show us what you’ve got. The theme is “Looking back, looking forward”.

REGISTER NOW . Don’t delay!
Registrations will close on Saturday, June 24. No late registrations will be accepted. 

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.

On your marks … get set … good luck!
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. – 9:30 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:
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Live music – Stan Rogers Stage
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Bow Valley Line Dance Group


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Infield Band Parade Show
2:30 p.m. Stan Rogers Stage: Indigenous welcome I Mayor Borrowman and MLA I Oh Canada with Suzanne Morley
2:45 p.m. Indigenous drummers and dancers
2:57 p.m. Parade Float Winners – Ribbon Presentation
3:10 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Depayses – French Canadian local band
3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Elk Run and Riot
4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Fates
6:10 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. The Wardens
7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Sullivan, Eckerle, March, Mills
7:50 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Abbey Rodeo
8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Seth Anderson

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
The Canada Day Society is in search for volunteers for Party in the Park. Tons of positions available:
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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