Summer Trail Map
- Download the Summer Trails Map.
- Purchase a Summer Trails Map for $2 at the Daylodge information counter ( 9 a.m - 5 p.m).
- A wildlife corridor exists in the portion of Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park located above the stadium area at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Each year, travel in this area is
- Prohibited from December 1 to June 15
- Restricted to designated trails only from June 16 to November 30
- Canmore Nordic Centre offers some of the best mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies. The Centre's network of over 100 kilometres of trail includes
- Wide dirt roads for leisurely rides to scenic lookouts
- Narrower cross-country ski trails for more challenge on rolling terrain
- Single-track trails for advanced riders
- Trail Sports (located on-site) offers mountain bike rentals, sales and repairs, plus lessons and guided tours.
- Follow the mountain bike responsibility code.
Mountain Bike Skills Park
- The park has dirt jumps and technical trail features including bridges, drops, skinnies and a wall ride.
- It's located directly below Bill Warren Training Centre.
- Note that the Mountain Bike Skills Park is an unsupervised area - ride at your own risk!
- Each season volunteers assist with modifications and upgrades to the skills park.
- Use is free of charge.
Hiking / Trail Running
- The Nordic Centre's natural surface trails are ideally suited for training runs of any distance and intensity.
- Better suited to mountain biking and trail running, summer trails can also be enjoyed at a slower pace.
- Georgetown Trail and Grassi Lakes Trail are the most popular hiking trails in the Park.
- Ask at the information counter in the day lodge about these trails and other nearby hiking options.
Roller Skiing / Roller Biathlon
- Designed with sport-specific training in mind, Canmore Nordic Centre's 6.5 kilometres of paved trail are perfect for athletes of all abilities.
- The biathlon range is open during summer months. (Lane must be prebooked by a Range Safety Officer.) The range is linked to roller ski trails.
Roller Skiing Guidelines
Roller Ski Loop at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park:
- Roller skiers have the right of way because they DO NOT have brakes. All other trail users must yield to roller skiers.
- Observe all directional signage. Do not stop on the paved surface – move to the shoulder of the trail.
- Helmet use is recommended on-site and required by Biathlon Canada and Cross Country Canada.
- The biathlon range is open during summer months and is linked to roller ski trails. (Range lanes must be pre-booked by a Range Safety Officer)
- The roller ski loop at CNC is a multi-use trail for roller skiers, cyclists, and hikers.
Roller Skiing on Public Roadways:
- Follow the same rules as cyclists. Keep right, stay single file, and follow the rules of the road.
- You can use bicycle infrastructure when roller skiing. This includes all bicycle lanes, dedicated bicycle paths, and mixed use paths.
- When roller skiing on multi-use pathways, be courteous and friendly. Slow down around vulnerable trail users, and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
- Adventure Course: 1km - 8 km, depending on which checkpoints are visited
- This is a good course for exploring the park at your own pace and developing navigation and map reading skills. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in which order.
- Competitive runners score maximum points by visiting all controls in the least amount of time. The adventure course requires travel on and off the trail network.
- Selecting some of the closer controls is great way to introduce kids to navigation and map reading in a "treasure hunt" atmosphere.
- Green Race Course: 1.5 km - 2 km
- Once you've mastered the basic concepts of orienteering, challenge yourself to see how fast you can complete the race courses.
- The Green Race Course is the easiest with minimal off-trail travel required. It's suitable for children and beginner adults.
- Checkpoints must be visited in the specified sequence.
- Blue Race Course: 4 km - 5 km
- Navigation on the Blue Race Course is more difficult. Checkpoints are located in less obvious positions.
- This course is suitable for mountain bikes, with checkpoints on trails.
- Black Race Course: 7 km - 8 km
- This course is the ultimate test of speed and navigation.
- Mountain Bike Orienteering
- Challenge yourself to navigate the park on your bike using a variety of trails. The Green Race Course, Green Plus Race Course, and Blue Race Course are suitable for mountain bike orienteering.
- Course maps and compasses are available for a small fee at Trail Sports, located on-site.
- Canmore Nordic Centre's 18-hole disc golf course is known for its beautiful setting and challenging nature.
- The Disc Golf Map has information on rules for this popular summer attraction.
- Trail Sports (located on-site) offers disc rentals, sales and instruction.
Summer & Wildlife Safety