Town of Canmore

Canmore Winter Carnival

 

 

 

CANMORE WINTER CARNIVAL

 

 February 2 - February 11, 2018

2018 Schedule of Events coming soon. Stayed Tuned!

 
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 two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences, the Canmore Winter Carnival is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N' Mutt races.
 
Programming varies slightly year to year so be sure to check out the schedule of events and registration deadlines.
 
2017 Schedule of Events 
Saturday, February 4
Ice Carving Competition
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Civic Centre Plaza
Join us and watch talented carvers transform blocks of ice into magnificent works of art!
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ice Carving Competition
3:30 p.m. – Judging begins. Cast your People's Choice vote
4:30 p.m. – Awards

Brewery Tour, Cheese and Beer
4:30 p.m. I The Grizzly Paw Pub & Brewery
Join Grizzly Paw’s Executive Chef for a brewery tour followed by a beer & cheese pairing in the cellar.
Ticketed event: available at the brewery or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paintbox Lodge Cooking Class
6 - 9 p.m. I Paintbox Lodge
Thai Classics with chef Sue Shih Wok
Fee applies: paintboxlodge.com

Canmore Eagles Hockey Game
7 p.m. l Canmore Rec Centre
Canmore Eagles take on the Calgary Mustangs
Ticketed Event

Live Music - The Tyler Hornby B3 Trio
Jazz/Funk
7:30 pm I artsPlace
From soothing ballads to high energy jazz/funk, this new group is full of fresh sounds yet enriched in the jazz tradition.
Ticketed event: www.artsplacecanmore.com
 
Sunday, February 5
Come one, come all for a great day of fun!
Canmore Civic Centre Plaza
11 a. m. – 4 p.m.
Hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, bonfires & giant Jenga

Mountain Freezies Kids’ Ice Carving, sponsored by Valley Home Building Centre.
Time for the kids to give ice carving a go!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pre-registration required : www.zone4.ca

Log Sawing Competition
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Log Sawing Competition - Sponsored by WoodPecker
Join in on the action! Family challenges and timed competitions.

Maple Taffy
Noon – 4 pm

Mut Hut Emporium Pooch Parade
2:30 pm
The popular Pooch Parade returns featuring local dogs and their owners wearing the latest in winter fashions.

Family Art Workshop @ artsPlace
Use unique materials, get messy, and spend time together as a family. Admission Fee applies.
Session I: 10:15 – 11 am
Session II: 11:15 – 12 pm
More info: artsplacecanmore.com

Paintbox Lodge Cooking Class
6 - 9 p.m. I Paintbox Lodge
Culinary Funk with Andrea Ramolo, Matt Epp and Colin Metcalfe
Music and culinary inspiration!
Immerse yourself in the local scene with artists, chefs, neighbors and guests
Fee applies: paintboxlodge.com
 

Monday, February 6
Karaoke Night at the Drake
10 p.m. I The Drake Pub
Work you way from Bowie to Whitesnake and back again!
No Cover, Just Good Times
 
Tuesday, February 7
Paint Party at the Paw
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. I The Grizzly Paw Brewing Co. Pub
Create your own masterpiece in great company!
Ticketed event: www.christitimsart.com/event-tickets

Feature Film - Rules Don’t Apply
7 p.m. I artsPlace
Warren Beatty in the Howard Hughes biopic that we've all been waiting for.
Admission fee applies: artsplacecanmore.com
 
Wednesday, February 8
Live Music – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00 pm I Communitea Cafe
Haunting and sublimely otherworldly his voice stops you in your tracks
Ticketed event: thecommunitea.com/live-music

Group Fat Bike Ride
6 - 8 p.m. I Rebound Cycle l Main Street & 8 Ave
Departs from Rebound Cycle’s parking lot. Beginner to intermediate ride.
RSVP or for rental information: reboundcycle.com

Trivia Night @ Tavern 1883
8:30 p.m. I Tavern 1883
Get your smart friends, form a team, win prizes!

Thursday, February 9
Paintbox Lodge Cooking Class
6 - 9 p.m. I Paintbox Lodge
La Cucina Italiana with chef Alessio Pontarollo
Make any nonna proud!
Fee applies: paintboxlodge.com

Live Music - The Bills
Folk/Roots
7 p.m. I artsPlace
Legendary West Coast quintet recipients of multiple Western Canadian Music Awards
Ticketed event: www.artsplacecanmore.com

Friday, February 10
Paintbox Lodge Cooking Class
6 - 9 p.m. I Paintbox Lodge
Soul Food for Mountain People with chef Carolynn Winterhalt
Fee applies: paintboxlodge.com

Live Music – Old Man Luedecke
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00 pm I Communitea Cafe
Juno Award winner Old Man Luedecke returns to Canmore to share music from his most recent album Domestic Eccentric!
Ticketed event: thecommunitea.com/live-music

Saturday, February 11
Downtown Canmore
Fundamental Elements- A Downtown Arts Experience
Artist demonstrations, interactive experiences, openings, a cabaret and more!

On the street!
As you walk the Elemental Tour, experience art themed street performances, musicians and artmaking opportunities for the whole family.
End your evening with our “Under the Influence” Cabaret at the Canmore Opera House.

The Hive
Opening 2-5 pm
Artist demos 1-3

Elevation Gallery
Opening 2-5 pm
Artist talks 2-5 pm

The Avens Gallery
Opening 2-5 pm

Carter Ryan Gallery
Opening 2-5 pm

The Paintbox Lodge
Opening 5-7 pm

Fallen Leaf Gallery
Opening 2-5 pm
Artist Demos 11-5 pm

The Edge Gallery
Opening 5-7 pm

Studio 604 Gallery
Opening 5-7 pm

ArtsPlace
Artist Demo 6-7 pm

SilverTree Studios
Opening 2-5 pm
Artist Talk at 4 pm

Bridget Ryan - “Under the Influence” Cabaret
7 p.m. I Canmore Opera House in Spring Creek
Bridget and her band will be delighting the audience with part musical theatre, part stand-up comedy and 100% entertainment
Ticketed event: Elevation Gallery, Carter Ryan Gallery or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Grizzly Winter Sports Festival
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. I Canmore Nordic Centre
Winter Triathlon
Ski Loppet & Relay
Fat Bike Enduro
To register or for more info: grizzlyevents.ca

Sunday, February 12
Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races
Canmore Nordic Centre
Cheer on families or individual teams of kids and sled dogs as they race down the track … nail-biting action!
Sign up and race. Registration through zone4.ca

10 a.m. – 12 noon 5 & 6 year old little daredevils race for first place
12 noon – 2 p.m. 7 to 9 year olds turn to race down the tracks.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 10 to 12 year olds close the action packed kids' races
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Families compete for first place.

** Schedule subject to change. Weather dependent event. We will cancel the event should the conditions warrant it.**

Registration information:
Registration fee is $ 6 per child (5 – 12 years old) and $12 per parent/kid team for the family challenge.
Limited spaces, advance registration required.
All participants must sign a waiver form upon check in.
Registration will open on January 16 at 6 p.m. through zone4.ca

Family Art Workshop @ artsPlace
Use unique materials, get messy, and spend time together as a family. Admission Fee applies.
Session I: 10:15 – 11 am
Session II: 11:15 – 12 pm
More info: artsplacecanmore.com

Live to Screen - Swan Lake Bolshoi Ballet
1:55 pm I artsPlace
A performance of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection.
Admission fee applies: artsplacecanmore.com
 
 

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

                         

 

           

 

                  

 

                
 
We always need volunteers
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.
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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403-678-8939
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