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

Canmore Events

Canmore Uncorked

April 7 - 19, 2015

Canmore Uncorked, the award-winning food festival, returns to Canmore on April 7, 2015 for 13 days of special set-price menus from over 25 restaurants, incredible culinary events, cooking courses, and a long table dinner.

Christmas in Canmore

November 28 to December 31, 2014

Downtown Canmore will shine brightly with the spirit of the holiday season for 5 weeks starting November 28. Main Street and the surrounding area will come alive with the vibrancy and magic of Christmas with lights and decorations and holiday festivities including  extended shopping hours on weekends, outdoor movies, skating on the pond and a Kid’s Christmas Village. The heart of this village will be a Gingerbread house featuring gifts for kid sized budgets and it will host a variety of children’s activities over the five weeks including storytelling, cookie decorating, ornament making and letter writing to Santa.
 Many of the unique retail treasures along Main Street will offer late night shopping Thursday through Saturday until December 21 and on December 6th shoppers will have until 10:30 p.m. to enjoy extended shopping hours and a variety of downtown activities during Moonlight Madness.   

Canmore Winter Carnival

February 13 - March 1, 2015

Winter Carnival celebrates winter, snow and all the great activities of the season. A popular community event in Canmore it spans over 17 days where you can enjoy Kid 'n' Mutt Races, Log Sawing, Ice Carving, Snow Sculpting, Curling on the Pond, Bonhomme Carnaval and many other indoor and outdoor events.

24 Hours of Adrenalin

July 19, 2014
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.

Canmore Children`s Festival

This 2 days event is a celebration of our children. It’s an opportunity to set the kids free and unleash your inner child for two days of fun, laughter and merriment. High-flying Acrobats, Mesmerizing Magicians, Astounding Jugglers, Wide-eyed Laughter, Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Crafts, Stilt-walking, Dancing, Face Painting, Clowning.


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!

Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2014
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 Triathalon

August 17, 2014
Olympic Distance: Swim 1500m – Bike 40km – Run 10km
Sprint Distance: Swim 500m – Bike 20km – Run 5km
Offering a first class event staged in a pristine lake framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The bike course is set along the incredibly scenic Three Sister’s Parkway leading competitors to the Canmore Nordic Centre for a paved forest lined run with an Olympic stadium finish.

Canmore Folk Festival

August 2 – 4, 2014
Join us at the 37th 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.

Annual Festival of Eagles

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

Calgary Event


February 21 – 22, 2014
Stampede Park BMO Centre Hall E
Swirl, sip and savour at this wonderland of wine! Indulge in fine wine from the world's most celebrated wine regions at Winefest.

Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling. Indulge at Winefest - a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy your senses!

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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