Town of Canmore

Event List

Friday, October 13 
 
Family Drumming Circle
Civic Centre
6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Drum together as a family and move to the beat of your own rhythm. 
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here.
 
Night Sky Bonfire Chat and Interpretation
Civic Centre and River Trails
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of learning and outdoor fun! A one hour fun chat by the bonfire will be followed by an hour of night sky interpretation on the river trails.
 
Drumming Circle (16+)
Civic Centre
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tap into a wilder side through rhythm and play. 
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here
 
Paint Night at artsPlace
artsPlace
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
An evening of lighthearted socializing with a creative twist! Pick up a paint brush and create your own masterpiece. No artistic experience necessary.
Materials and beverage included 
Fee applies. Pre-registration required. www.artsplacecanmore.com
 
Saturday, October 14 
 
Bird's Eye View - Golden Eagle Viewing Guided Hike
Mount Lady Macdonald
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Venture up Lady Mac to try and spot Golden Eagles as they migrate south. Your guide has even spotted a meteor during this hike before! 
Meet at the Cougar Creek Parking Lot.
Registration fee $10
Spaces are limited. Register here. 
 
Spotting Scopes - Golden Eagle Viewing
Civic Centre
Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Swing by the observation deck, join in on the bird count of the day and learn about migration. 
 
WildSmart, Parks Canada and more ...
Civic Centre
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
WildSmart and Parks Canada will be at the Civic Centre. Check out their interactive booths!
WildSmart's booth will feature props to touch and explore and you can chat about ways to avoid and handle encounters with wildlife.
Parks Canada will bring their Bison interactive exhibit.
Treasure hunt and face painting 1 - 4 p.m.
 
Annual Rock & Fossil Clinic
Civic Centre
10 a. m. – 3 p.m. 
Bring your rocks & fossils to be identified by earth science enthusiasts, listen to talks about dinosaurs and geology, and participate in family friendly activities at this interactive event.
 
"Buck, Lord of the Beavers" Alberta Parks Interpretive Theater 
Creekside Hall - Canmore Seniors Association
11 a.m. – 12 noon 
Broadway in the Bushes! A 50-minute musical theatre presentation with original music, exciting characters, curriculum-driven scripts and audience participation. 
 
Bird Walks with Cliff Hansen
11 a.m. (Adults) & 2:30 p.m. (Families & Kids)
A bit of discovery around ordinary trails in Canmore! Spot all sorts of wilderness with Cliff as he guides you through some of our most walkable trails. 
Departs from Civic Centre Plaza
Free event. Spaces are limited.Register here.
 
Kennel Tour with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours!
Check in 10:30 a.m. – Snowy Owl Offices (109 829 10th street, Canmore, AB)
Transportation Included | Tour time 1.5 hours 
Zero fear of dogs is a must for this tour. Interact with the amazing Snowy Owl husky team and learn about the history and culture of the sled dog sport. 
For more information visit:www.snowyowltours.com/summer/
Reservations required. Fee applies.
Contact Snowy Owl at 1-403-678-4369 or 1-888-311-6874
 
BBQ
Civic Centre 
A fundraiser for a great cause hosted by the Canmore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
12 noon – 2 p.m.
 
Rock and Fossil Clinic Speaker Series
“Rocks, Ridges, and Rivers: Geological Wonders of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks” 
Dale Leckie, Geologist and Author
1 p.m. 

 

Dale Leckie guides you through the story of the Rockies, its rivers and valleys, glaciers and hot springs, caves and karst and mountain building erosion!

 

 
 
Live Birds of Prey Exhibit
Civic Centre
Colin Weir and Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn about and interact with our amazing winged guests!
 
 
 
Sound Bath Meditation with Caroline Dalton (Adults 55+) 
Senior Association – Creekside Hall
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Connect to the healing power of sound of the crystal bowls.  The frequencies and vibration of the bowls bring our body back into optimal health, balance and harmony, connecting our mind, body and soul.
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here
 
Rock and Fossil Clinic Speaker Series
 “Borealopelta markmitchelli a new nodosaur specimen” 
Dr. Donald Henderson, Dinosaur Curator 
2 p.m. 
Whoa! Join Dr. Donald Henderson and learn about the discovery of the Royal Tyrrell Museum's newly-named nodosaur specimen, Borealopelta Markmitchelli
 
 
Donald Henderson at Rat's Nest Cave
Canmore Cave Tours
5 - 9:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Donald Henderson, Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum,  at Rat's Nest Cave after the presentation at the Canmore Civic Centre. He will be discussing the amazing story of tetrapod evolution, as fishes' fins became limbs.
Fee applies $25
  

 

Forest Bathing – Shinrin Yoku (55+)
Millennium Park – Meet at the Millennium Park Parking Lot
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Step into nature in a different way! Experience this ancient Japanese form of forest therapy that reduces stress and restores mind, body and brain. This gentle practice is ideal for everyone. 
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here.
 
Private WILD Distillery Tour & Tasting
Wild Life Distillery
5 p.m.
Neat or what?! An Alberta Botanical Gin distilled right here in Canmore. Get a close up look at the production facility where the magic happens. Meet one of the owners, learn about the company’s history, process of craft spirit production and sample delicious in-house made spirits.
Free event, however space is limited. Register here.
 
 
Clay Date Night at artsPlace
artsPlace
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Through demonstrations, you will be guided through the steps of creating handmade ceramic pieces. No artistic experience necessary! 
Materials and beverage included 
Pre-registration required. Fee applies. www.artsplacecanmore.com**
 
Sunday, October 15 
  
 Forest Bathing – Shinrin Yoku (Adults 18+)
Quarry Lake Parking Lot 
9:30 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m. 
Step into nature in a different way! Experience this ancient Japanese form of forest therapy that reduces stress and restores mind, body and brain. 
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here.
 
Kennel Tour with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours!
Check in 10:30 a.m. – Snowy Owl Offices (109 829 10th street, Canmore, AB)
Transportation Included | Tour time 1.5 hours 
Zero fear of dogs is a must for this tour. Interact with the amazing Snowy Owl husky team and learn about the history and culture of the sled dog sport. 
For more information visit:www.snowyowltours.com/summer/
Reservations required. Fee applies.
Contact Snowy Owl at 1-403-678-4369 or 1-888-311-6874
 
Winter Medicine Walk with Brenda Holder
Meet at the Coast Canmore Hotel
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Walk while you learn the secrets of winter medicine from a Cree lineage. Your guide will share the fascinating historical medicines of the boreal forest in winter found in abundance.
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here. 
 
Canmore Cave Tours – Explorer Tour
Rats’ Nest Cave - Meet at the Civic Centre 
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Explore a different side of Canmore!  The amazing world of caves is yours to discover. Spend approximately 2 hours underground crawling past prehistoric bones, investigating ancient cave formations and making your way to the Grotto: a beautiful room with a crystal clear pool and walls covered in stalactites and stalagmites.
Fee applies $15.
 
 
 
A Wild Sunday at artsPlace
Fun and family-friendly! Art-making activities inspired by Wild. Use unique materials, get messy and spend time together as a family. 
Session I: 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Session II: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Materials included
Free event. Please arrive early, spaces are limited. Pre-register on the day, in-person at artsPlace, beginning at 10 a.m.
 
Winter Medicine Walk with Brenda Holder
Meet at the Coast Canmore Hotel
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Walk while you learn the secrets of winter medicine from a Cree lineage. Your guide will share the fascinating historical medicines of the boreal forest in winter found in abundance.
Free event. Spaces are limited. Register here.
 
Mountain Meditation @ Rats’ Nest Cave 
Canmore Cave Tours
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
Whoa! What? This is a wild one: caving and sound bath meditation!
Spend your evening safely experiencing light, darkness, sounds, movement and textures. You will be guided through Rats’ Nest Cave all the way to the chamber where a sound bath meditation awaits. The incredible acoustics of the cave and the sound bowls will take this healing practice to the next level.
Fee applies $15
 
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