Town of Canmore

Canada Day in Canmore

Parade float registration is now open! Registration is free, but all businesses, organizations, groups, or individuals wanting to participate must register online by June 17.

Canada Day returns in person for 2022!

The Canada Day celebration that you know and love is returning this summer. After a two-year hiatus, we are looking forward to celebrating as a community with a jam-packed day with activities for the whole family. Grab pancakes at the classic pancake breakfast, then lean back in your lawn chair for the Canada Day Parade, catch live music at the Stan Rogers Stage, and round off the day with fireworks. 

Stay tuned for more information about celebrations in the works. 


Canada Day Parade

Parade float registration is now open! Registration is free, but all businesses, organizations, groups, or individuals wanting to participate must register online by June 17. 

After two years of health orders and gathering restrictions, life is starting to return to normal in our community. What better way to celebrate this than by being creative and telling a story to our parade attendees about all of the travels and adventures we were planning and dreaming about during COVID. Our theme for 2022 is: “Choose Your Next Adventure”.

Parade entries will be adjudicated by a panel of jurors. The jury will be made up of the Mayor, a member of the Canada Day Society, and a member of the Cultural Advisory Committee. The jury will be looking for and scoring on thematic relevance, creative expression, creative effort, and degree of decorating difficulty. Ribbons will be awarded for First Place Overall, First Place Commercial/Business, and First Place Non-Profit/Youth Organization.

Parade routing will follow the same format as in previous years:

  • beginning at the corner of Fairholme Drive and 15 Street
  • Continue down Fairholme Drive
  • Turn left onto Main Street
  • Finishes at the corner of Railway Avenue and Main Street

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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