Town of Canmore

Canmore Winter Carnival

Canmore Winter Carnival

February 1 - February 11, 2018

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.
 
2018 Schedule of Events - Please check back often as we will continue to add fun events. Final schedule will be up by January 24, 2018.
 

Friday, February 2 

Kids' Art Opening Reception

Canmore Civic Centre

5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Calling all little artists. Create your own masterpiece and submit it to the Arts and Events office by January 12. Submission form here.

Join us on February 2 at the Opening Reception for an evening of fun and to see your art displayed at the Civic Centre. 

DJ, bonfires, marshmallows, performances and Kids' Ice Carving! 

Pre-register for Ice Carving HERE 

 

Saturday, February 3
Ice Carving Competition
Canmore Civic Centre Plaza

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Join us and watch talented carvers transform blocks of ice into magnificent works of art! This year's theme: Hockey!
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

Art Crawl!
Downtown Canmore
5 - 7 p.m.
Project A , Fallen Leaf Gallery , Hive Gallery, Silver Tree Studio,  Carter Ryan Gallery , Lifeways Shop and Gallery , Alberta’s Own Market Place.

 

Sunday, February 4
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 17 at 8 a.m. HERE
 
Artist Demonstrations!
Downtown Canmore
12 noon – 4 p.m. 
Project A , Fallen Leaf Gallery , Hive Gallery 
Silver Tree Studio,  Carter Ryan Gallery , Lifeways Shop and Gallery , Alberta’s Own Market Place.
 
Saturday, February 10
Downtown Canmore
Rogers Hometown Hockey in Canmore!
For a detailed schedule of events Rogers Hometown Hockey details
 
Mut Hut Emporium Pooch Parade - NHL Dogs
Canmore Civic Centre Plaza
2:30 pm
The popular Pooch Parade returns featuring local dogs and their owners wearing NHL jerseys!  Don't miss it.
Want to participate? Contact Launa from the Mut Hut Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 pm, phone 403-609-3388 Ext 2 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Sunday, February 11 
Rogers Hometown Hockey in Canmore!
For a detailed schedule of events Rogers Hometown Hockey details
 
Log Sawing Competition
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Log Sawing Competition - Sponsored by WoodPecker
Will you be Canmore's fastest sawyer? Join in on the action! Team and individual timed competitions. 
 

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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