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Things To Do in the Alberta Rockies of Canmore and the vibrant City of Calgary

Canmore Events

Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Run & Walk

Saturday May 23, 2015

Canmore Nordic Centre

A fun-filled weekend for women and girls of all ages. 5km, 10km, and Mountain Half Marathon distances for all abilities.

$60-$85 entry fee, depending on chosen distance.
Proceeds go to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Register online at

24 Hours of Adrenalin

July 18, 2015
24 Hours of Adrenalin is the fastest growing mountain bike event series in North America, and it comes to Canmore as a spectacular annual event. The sporting part of 24 Hours of Adrenaline revolves around a massive relay, where solo riders or teams of up to ten people compete to ride as many laps as possible in a 24-Hour time frame.

artsSPEAK Canmore Arts Festival

This exciting annual weekend festival celebrates Canmore’s artistic spirit by featuring performing artists and artisans, an art walk, a literary festival, film screening, and street performers. Presented by the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation, artsPeak offers festival guests a wonderful and inspiring array of venues and activities to see and experience and most artsPeak venues and presentations are Free to the Public!

Kananaksis Mountain Festival

July 9, 2015 to September 30, 2015

The Kananaskis Mountain Festival will return Summer 2015 with great concerts, incredible food, and wellness weekends. Choose your theme and find the weekend just for you!

Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2015
One thing you can count on is Canada Day in Canmore. Our festivities celebrate the special joy of being Canadian. Locals line up early for the pancake breakfast that starts at 7:30 AM. Main Street is jammed with people who come from all over southern Alberta to view the parade. Truly spending our national day in beautiful Canmore is a pleasure that should not be missed.

Canmore Folk Festival

August 1 - 3, 2015
Join us at the 38th Annual Canmore Folk Music Festival in Centennial Park featuring three days and three stages of folk/roots, blues and world beat from national and international performers. The alcohol-free event includes a global artisan village, food vendor area and family area, as well as a number of free off-site activities.

Canmore Highland Games

September 5 - 6, 2015

Canmore Highland Games celebrates their 25th anniversary on Labour Day weekend for 2 days of special events, including ‘Taste of the Highlands’, the full ‘Highland Games’ and the ‘Evening Ceilidh’. Enjoy the flavours, pageantry, tradition, sports, music and dance at this  this signature Celtic festival. Heated festival tent included!

Annual Festival of Eagles

October 2015

Guided eagle-watching hikes, talks and workshops by noted speakers/interpreters of the golden eagles who migrate high in the local peaks:

Calgary Event

The Calgary International Children`s Festival

May 21 – 24, 2014
The Calgary International Children's Festival is a spirited celebration of creativity designed to inspire, delight and surprise your students. Through programs and performances that meld sophistication with whimsy, wisdom with wonder, depth with light-hearted joy, the Children's Festival awakens a quiet sense of awe. One day at the Calgary International Children's Festival places a wealth of learning potential at your fingertips, piques the imagination and will fill your students with an unmistakable (and unforgettable) sense of FUN!

The Lilac Festival

Sunday May 25, 2014
The Lilac Festival is a street fair on 4th Street SW (Mission District) put on by area merchants and businesses. Enjoy rock, country, jazz, folk and world music. There is also a Kid's World with a kid's stage, crafts and balloons.

Calgary Folk Festival

July 24 – 27, 2014
Calgary's ever popular annual Folk Festival attracts many big names in the industry. Single-day tickets and four-day passes may be purchased at the gate, the Folk Festival Office (414 Memorial Dr. NE g), Megatunes (932 - 17 Ave. SW) or online at Ticktemaster.

The Calgary Stampede

July 3 - 12, 2015

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

The Calgary Stampede brings people from all over the world together to experience Calgary`s unique western heritage and values.

GlobalFest Calgary

August 20 - 29, 2015
GlobalFest is a celebration of multi-culturalism and diversity. Activities include the OneWorld Festival, the Calgary Foundation Centennial World Stage and the world class International Fireworks Competition. Enjoy traditional cuisine, live entertainment, displays, arts, crafts and more. The festivities take place at the corner of 17th Avenue and 60th Street SE in Elliston Park.

Calgary Arts and Tattoo Festival

October 18 – 23, 2013
Established in 2004, the Calgary Arts and Tattoo Festival is expanding this year to include over 100 artists from across Canada and the rest of the world. A number of other art forms will be on display including sculpture and painting, and the festival will also include all things related to and associated with tattoo culture including choppers, fashion, hotrods and more. A number of local vendors will be onsite for the duration of the festival.

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