Special Events

Visit Canmore’s Community Portal for an exhaustive list of festivals, events, and their dates year-to-year.

May

Canmore Uncorked Festival
Canmore Uncorked is an annual 12-day food and drink festival that began in 2014 to celebrate the remarkable dining experiences in Canmore, Alberta. The Festival consists of daily set-price menus and other culinary experiences at over 40 locations, as well as a series of signature events including the Long Table Dinner.
For more information, check out their website.

June

TransRockies
Rundle’s Revenge is a two-day fun-fest that includes mountain biking and trail running. No, it’s not a duathlon.  Rundle’s Revenge is so much more than that! Where duathlons combine the two events into one day, Rundle’s Revenge gives you a full day for each event.
For more information, check out their website.

July

Calgary Stampede
Much more than a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place that hosts, educates, and entertains visitors from around the world. Their purpose is to preserve and celebrate western heritage, culture, and community spirit.
For more information, check out their website.
24 Hours of Adrenaline Canmore
The 24 Hours of Adrenalin provides the perfect opportunity for friends and family to play in the great outdoors with other like minded folks. Regardless of racing solo or on a 10 person team (or one of the countless other categories) its a weekend that will provide you with “memories that last a lifetime”.
For more information, check out their website.

August

Canmore Folk Festival
Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features 30+ individual acts or performers, family-friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling and a climbing wall. Its venue is the downtown Centennial Park in the heart of Canmore’s valley bottom. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Rocky Mountains, the backdrop of breathtaking scenery merely enhances the incredible music pouring forth from four stages all weekend long.
For more information, check out their website.

September

Canmore Highland Festival
Canmore Highland Games was established in 1991 by the Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society to present and celebrate Celtic culture create a destination/entertainment event. It quickly became one of the signature summer events of Canmore. The craft vendors come from across the country to participate in our Games and offer a wide array of specialized Celtic products, from piping and drumming supplies and highland dress to art, jewellery, gifts, novelties, food and toys. Sample over 90 local and international wines and scotches from some of the world’s most celebrated producers including micro-breweries! Join in for a full slate of events comprising the Highland Games – pancake breakfast, highland dancing, piping and drumming, heavy sports, tug of war, sheep dogs, clan tents, Celtic vendors, Scotch tasting, traditional food and beverages, food trucks, beer garden, massed bands and more.
For more information, check out their website.

October

Banff Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.
For more information, check out their website.