Town of Canmore

Canmore Winter Carnival

2019 Winter Carnival 

February 1 - February 10, 2019

For full schedule of events: click here.

Canmore winters are fun and full of magic. Every February we come together as a community during the Canmore Winter Carnival to celebrate the best parts of our unique winter lifestyle. With the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon in town this year, Winter Carnival will be rad. 

Join us for two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences:  ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , the always entertaining pooch parade, World Cup biathlon competitions and the amazing Snowy Owl Kid N' Mutt races.

* Some events are weather dependent. Schedule subject to change.*


Fun During a Deep Freeze
Sunday, February 10
Canmore Civic Centre
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Inside fun
Giant Jenga
Twister Board games

BeaverTails Eating Competition
Yes! It's true and delicious.
12 noon 
1 p.m.  
2 p.m. 

Pre-register at the BeaverTails store: 801 - 8 Street (a.k.a. Main Street). Limited spots. 

Canmore Civic Centre Plaza
Log Sawing Competition 
Team and individual timed competitions.
11 - 11:45 a.m. , 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Register on the spot.

Kids' and Adults' Ice Carving Station (warm(ish) tent)
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Register on the spot.

Snowy Owl Huskies! Visit with some of the arctic breed Huskies. They are too strong for the Kid N Mutt Races so this is your chance to meet a different breed. 
Amazing prizes up for grabs! Enter the draw. 

BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Medal Presentation

Thursday, February 7 
Canmore Civic Centre
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
IBU World Cup Biathlon medal presentation for the individual competitions. DJ, bonfires, games.
Competition schedule and World Cup events: IBU Biathlon World Cup

Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races & Fun at the Pond

Sunday, February 10
The Pond on 7th Ave
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Canceled due to weather.



We always need volunteers

New to town? Want to do something different or connect with new people? Join us as an event volunteer! email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We want to thank the following businesses for their contributions to Canmore Winter Carnival! Without them this event would not be the same.